Designed in Waikato, New Zealand. The SL3 promises an exciting new era in water sports.

Manta5 Hydrofoil Bikes are sold exclusively via authorised resellers. Contact your nearest reseller for model prices and demo opportunities.

Hydrofoiler XE-1


The World’s First Hydrofoil Bike


Exceptional performance and all water-terrain capabilities elevate the XE-1 into a class of its own.
A sporty design is complimented by truly responsive riding dynamics and seamlessly integrated technology.

Top Features

Variable Electric Assist

Up to 4 hours ride time

Carbon fibre foils

21 kph | 12 mph | 11 kn Top Speed

In-car Transport

31kgs | 68.4lbs total assembled weight

IPX8 motor and housing

Bluetooth Connectivity

Dedicated App

Detachable Battery


Electric Motor & Battery


Clever technology. Ultra simple to use. This waterproof duo is designed to push the limits of what’s possible on water. The motor has proven resilient against rigorous maritime tests yet produces no more than a quiet hum and inflicts zero harm on the environment.

Read more about our use of an electric assist motor.


  • Fully submersible IPX8 rated battery housing system.
  • Easy access charging connector with a 4 hour charge time
  • IPX8 rated electric motor
  • 460 watts of pedal assist power
  • Up to 4 hours of riding time on the lowest assist level and 1.5 hours on maximum assist Please note, estimated battery run time may vary depending on the weight of the rider, weather conditions, and level of assist.

Chassis & Gears


Resilient against saltwater and corrosion. The Hydrofoiler’s frame and gears are packed full of ingenious design details that stay true to the simplicity of a beautifully crafted bike.


  • Aircraft-grade, TIG-welded 6061-T6 aluminium frame
  • Hybrid drivetrain with industry standard components for easy replacement
  • Buoyancy modules designed to streamline the Hydrofoiler both above and below water
  • Easy maintenance crank-set sub-assembly, gearbox sub-assembly, and the propeller/shaft sub-assembly

Carbon Fibre Foils


This combination is impeccably tuned. Striking a perfect balance between stability and manoeuvrability in all types of water-terrain.


  • Foil tip design minimises drag and extends effective wingspan
  • Rear wingspan measures 6.5ft. Front wing, 4ft
  • General purpose foils. Suitable for lakes, rivers, and the ocean
  • Modular design for easy assembly and in-car transport

Bluetooth Connectivity


All Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1’s come standard with the GARMIN® eBike Remote. Rugged, compact and lightweight and effectively cycle between the 7 levels of motor assistance. With multiple compatible devices (30+) make use of Manta5’s free Datafields on the Connect IQ Store.

Riders Can Track

  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Ride time
  • Heart rate
  • Battery charge level
  • Electric assist level

* More features to come

Full Product Specifications


  • CONSTRUCTION: 6061-T6 Aluminium
  • BUOYANCY: EPS/PC modules X 4, 250N Net buoyancy


  • CHAIN DRIVE: Single speed
  • CHAINRING: 42T 104PCD (Aluminium 7075)
  • REAR SPROCKET: Custom 16T Duplex (Marine grade)
  • CHAIN: Custom Marine Grade
  • TOP GEARBOX: Custom IPX8 rated Aluminium 90 degree bevel
  • DRIVESHAFT: Aluminium
  • BOTTOM GEARBOX: Custom IPX8 rated Aluminium 73 degree bevel
  • PROPELLER SHAFT: Stainless Steel 316
  • PROPELLER: Carbon Fibre reinforced Nylon


  • CONSTRUCTION: Carbon fibre, hand-built
  • REAR FOIL: wingspan 6’6” (2 m)
  • FRONT FOIL: wingspan 3’11” (1.2 m)
  • REAR FOIL CONNECTION: Custom 6061-T6 Tapered Shoe


  • MOTOR: Custom MPF mid-drive motor, water-proof to IPX8 rating
  • POWER: 460 watts
  • CONTROL: GARMIN eBike Remote, 7 pedal assist levels


  • CHEMISTRY: Lithium-ion
  • CAPACITY: 882 Wh
  • CHARGE TIME: 4 hour charge time
  • HOUSING: Fully submersible IPX8-rated battery housing system
  • CONNECTOR: Custom IPX8 battery connector
  • CHARGER: 48V Grintech battery charger 110/240V AC input
  • BLUETOOTH: Bluetooth (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band ANT+ wireless communications)
  • TYPICAL RIDE TIME: 3+ hours on Level 2 assist


  • Bluetooth Connectivity (GARMIN eBike Remote)
  • Firmware updates via. custom Android and iOS application
  • Modular design for ease of transport
  • Cruising speed 11kph – 13kph (6 mph – 8mph)
  • Current Top speed 21kph (13mph)

User Interface

  • GARMIN eBike Remote
  • Optional: GARMIN watches using Custom Data Field available in GARMIN Connect IQ Store
  • On/Off button
  • Increase/decrease electrical assist
  • Bluetooth (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4GHz band))

Product & packaging dimensions

  • FULLY ASSEMBLED: 1.4 m High x 2 m Wide x 2.2 m Long (4.5 ft High, 6.5 ft Wide, 7.2 ft Long)
  • WEIGHT: 30.5kg
  • MAIN BOX: 1510mm x 1050mm x 240mm = 0.381m³ (59.84 x 42.13 x 9.06 = 13.438ft³)
  • MAIN BOX WEIGHT: 40 kgs (88 lbs)
  • FOIL BOX: 2040mm x 280mm x 10mm = 0.057m³  (80.51 x 11.02 x 3.54 = 2.017ft³)
  • FOIL BOX WEIGHT: 4.5kgs (10 lbs)