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New Zealand South Island Tour

New Zealand South Island Tour

A Journey to the Deep South Cold, Wind, Rain and whole bunch of fun! This accurately sums up Manta5’s recent trip to the South Island. Only having 12 days, 4 main destinations and well over 3,000km’s of travel ahead, our riding crew had a full loaded itinerary ahead...

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Manta5 Celebrates Pre-sale Launch

Manta5 Celebrates Pre-sale Launch

After beginning our first ever pre-sale on the 28th February 2018, we thought what better way to celebrate our success so far than with an official launch party. What was first planned to be a small staff celebration then grew to be a large event with more than 150...

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Meet The Man Who Cycles On Water – Redbull Interview

A car is a motorboat, and a motorbike a jet ski, but what's the on-water equivalent of a bicycle? We talk to the innovator who could have the answer – the world's first hydrofoil bike, the Hydrofoiler™ XE-1. Growing up in England, Guy Howard-Willis used to source...

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Manta5 Goes Viral

Manta5 Goes Viral

Recently, Manta5 posted a video of our prototype in action. This video was originally intended for R&D purposes only, and all it did was showcase the basic features of the bike. The team was blown away when the video gained 240 million views between October 2017, and...

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University of Waikato Play Pivotal Role at Manta5

University of Waikato Play Pivotal Role at Manta5

The Manta5 Hydrofoiler™ has just won ‘Gold’ in the prestigious Best Awards, thanks in part to seven Waikato Alumni. The Manta5 Hydrofoiler™ is the brain-child of Guy Howard-Willis – Founder of Torpedo7 and 1-day.co.nz – which has been brought to life by Roland Alonzo,...

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Manta5’s Hydrofoil Bike at Big Boys Toys, New Zealand

Manta5’s Hydrofoil Bike at Big Boys Toys, New Zealand

After some final touches to the Hydrofoilers™, we were on our way up to the ‘big smoke’ to showcase the Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 at Auckland’s Big Boys Toys. Many weeks of preparation had been leading up to the three day event and we were ecstatic about our first public...

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Manta5 Takes Gold at 2017 Best Design Awards

Manta5 Takes Gold at 2017 Best Design Awards

What initially began as a six month project has turned into a life changing experience for all involved. The Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 was nominated, and won, Gold in the ‘Concept’ category at the 2017 New Zealand Best Design Awards. The win was great piece of validation for...

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