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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.

The all new Hydrofoiler

SL3

The authentic cycling experience elevated by water.

No noise, no wake, no emissions.

A genuine cycling experience on water

Manta5’s sole objective has been to recreate the feeling of cycling on water with a design that prioritises speed, agility, and precision handling. The Hydrofoiler SL3 breaks away from conventional water bikes that utilise pontoons or hulls, offering a revolutionary new ride experience.

Experience the thrill of a completely unique mode of water mobility elevated above the chop and swell. Features include patented deep water hydrofoil launching technology, 10 levels of electric assist coupled with throttle override and quick connection parts for super easy transport and storage. In less than an hour of practise expect to become a confident water rider.

Are you ready for a new adventure? Get ready to explore over 70% of the world’s surface as cyclable terrain. 

 

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The Hydrofoiler SL3 introduces

Industry leading features

Float upright when stationary

Girl on the water preparing to launch the Hydrofoiler SL3 water-bike
Composite monocoque chassis with new floatation and mounting ergonomics combined with the fixed chord foil keeps the bike floating upright when stationary. Making it easier than ever to get on the bike in deep water launches.

Throttle only launch and ride

Experience our easiest launch ever. Utilise the throttle instead of the pedals to launch, cruise, and coast with ease.

Long lasting battery

3d render of a Hydrofoiler SL3’s Hydropack battery on a black background
With up to 4.5 hours of ride time, riders can now embark on even more thrilling adventures than ever before.

Modular design for easy transport

3d render of a exploded assembly of a black Hydrofoiler SL3 Pro water-bike
With the introduction of a modular design, the SL3 can be quickly separated into five distinct parts that are easy to handle, transport in-car and carry to the waterside by hand.

New toolless quick connection points

Close-up of a woman's hand connecting the front tiller throught the quick connect device on a Hydrofoiler SL3 water-bike
New quick connection points make it easy to assemble the bike from the waterside.

Pedal assistance

Man riding the hydrofoiler SL3 on the ocean
The SL3 offers 10 distinct levels of pedal assistance, making it suitable for both leisurely rides and high-intensity water cardio workouts.

Cook Strait Crossing, New Zealand

Watch the first-generation Hydrofoiler XE-1 crossing the treacherous Cook Strait (New Zealand) for 26km, without getting wet.

range

Ride up to 40km (25mi)

Embrace new cycling challenges by dialling back the electric assistance and venturing well off the beaten path. Discover breathtaking new scenery and push your limits like never before.

English Channel
Dover (UK) to Calais (FR)
Dubai
Loop around Palm Jumeirah
Rio de Janeiro
Flamengo to Barra da Tijuca
Infographic displaying an example of the Hydrofoiler SL3 Waterbike's ride time range in the English Channel
Infographic displaying an example of the Hydrofoiler SL3 Waterbike's ride time range in Dubai
Infographic displaying an example of the Hydrofoiler SL3 Waterbike's ride time range in Rio de Janeiro

Cook Strait Crossing, New Zealand

Watch the first-generation Hydrofoiler XE-1 crossing the treacherous Cook Strait (New Zealand) for 26km, without getting wet.

Half bike. Half plane.

A radical evolution in cycling

Throttle Override
Variable Electric Assist
Up to 4.5 Hours Ride Time
Easy Launch Technology
Modular Design for In-car Transport
Toolless Detachable Battery
Carbon Fibre Foils
IP67 Motor and Housing
Hydrofoiler SL3 top features and icons

Ride duration

The longest ride duration of any electric foiling product on the market.

Graph with the ride duration comparison between the Hydrofoiler SL3 models

Chop and swell capabilities

Handles rolling swell and choppy conditions. The SL3 ‘slices’ through tougher conditions than conventional SUPs, kayaks and most personal watercraft.

Maintenance

Ultra low maintenance, no high wear drive components like on most bicycles.

Simple hose wash down after salt water riding.

Service after 200 hours of riding using common hand tools.

Parts weight

Chassis: 10.1 kg | 22 lbs
Drive Train: 13.9 kg | 30 lbs
FC2 Rear foil: 5.8 kg | 12.5 lbs
HE2 Carbon rear foil: 2.9 kg | 6 lbs
Hydropack 1000 Battery: 8.6 kg | 19 lbs
Hydropack 600 Battery: 7.1 kg | 15.5 lbs
Tiller and front foil: 1.9 kg | 4 lbs

Added modularity to the SL3 has reduced the overall carry weight with the heaviest module being 13.9kg (30pounds)

Speed

Speeds vary based on ride conditions, rider weight & ability

Coming soon: Speed foil & propeller targeting increases to top end speed

Top-end speed: 20 kph | 12 mph
Cruising speed:
11 kph | 7 mph
Minimum speed: 6 kph | 4 mph

Hire market durability

New hardwearing monocoque chassis, a new robust drivetrain and fully sealed gearboxes are designed with commercial hire operators in mind.

Battery charge time

Hydropack 1000 Battery: 3 hours
Hydropack 600 Battery: 2 hours

Assembled dimensions

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

Transport

The Hydrofoiler SL3 features quick connection parts that breaks the bike into 5 sub-assemblies. Transport in-car and carry to the water by hand.

Three variants to choose from

clearcut 3d render left hand side view of a white Hydrofoiler SL3 water-bike with transparent background

SL3

  • Orca White Chassis
  • Light Hydropack 600 Battery
  • ‘Learner’ Fixed Chord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil
  • All riders
  • Lightweight battery

 

clearcut 3d render left hand side view of a white Hydrofoiler SL3 water-bike with transparent background

SL3+

  • Orca White Chassis
  • Long range Hydropack 1000 Battery
  • ‘Learner’ Fixed Chord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil
  • Bestseller
  • Long range
clearcut 3d render left hand side view of a black Hydrofoiler SL3 Pro water-bike with transparent background

SL3 PRO

  • Sharkskin Chassis
  • Long range Hydropack 1000 Battery
  • Both Fixed Chord 2.0 (FC2) Rear Foil + ‘Super Lightweight’ High efficiency (HE2)Rear Foil
  • Confident starters to expert
  • Longest range
Hydrofoiler SL3 standing on the beach at Cathedral cove

hydrofoil bikes origins

Designed and developed in New Zealand

Manta5 is committed to creating products that align with New Zealand’s reputation as a global leader in sustainability and environmental protection.

Considered product development

No wake: No washout of underwater habitat. No emissions, petrol fumes and slicks are no longer found in our waterways. No noise, the revving of personal watercraft engines is replaced by a whisper.

 

Built to last

The Hydrofoiler SL3 features a drive train that’s designed for life, an overall a 5X life increase on the first gen XE-1 model. They are built to last and we are continually working on improving everything about them.

 

Take only what you need

Electric power assistance blended with human power delivers a highly efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transport on the water.

first impressions

Hydrofoiler SL3 Ride Reviews

The water is calling for a migration of new water riders of a cutting-edge watersport.
They tried it out the Hydrofoiler SL3 and let us know how it went.

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“It seems to defy simple categorization. Consider the amount of new rideable terrain it will open.”
Andrew Magness, Gear Junkie
“It’s simultaneously familiar and foreign, which makes for an absolutely exhilarating ride that sticks with you long after you’re done.”
Drew Prindle, Digital Trends
“Truly a new experience and a new way to be out on the water.”
Justin Jaffe, CNET
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