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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 Ride Experience

Can I ride?

Suitable for a wide range of sizes and abilities

Suitable for a family of riders. If you can ride a bike and swim, you can ride the Hydrofoiler SL3. Additional points of contact between the bike and rider, combined with a wide stable rear foil make the SL3 is the easiest hydrofoiling product on the market.

A new adventure begins

The evolution of a foil cyclist

Calm lakes, coastlines and waterways is where we all start, the shore huggers. Then the addiction kicks in.
The locations get more remote. The distances get longer. The waves get bigger.  The rivers get faster.
There is a depth of riding to experience and firsts everywhere you look.

No pontoons required

A genuine cycling experience on water

Man riding a Hydrofoil SL3 water bike in Turkey

Manta5’s sole purpose has been to replicate an intuitive cycling experience on water. To be nimble, fast, able to carve and drift meant not settling for bulky buoyancy, pontoons or hulls. It’s a welcome trade-off that encourages learning and improving, and ultimately to loving every session. 

Falling off and getting wet when starting out is part of the fun. In less than an hour expect to go from novice to confident. From there, add fresh and salt water to your new biking terrain.

Even in choppy conditions falling is few and far between for experienced riders. More often than not adept riders slow down to semi submerge for a quick cool off. 

Man riding a Hydrofoil SL3 water bike in Turkey

key technique

The deep water launch

Like all foiling products, when you stop moving, the SL3 will lower until the chassis is floating on the water’s surface.

Riders can stay on the saddle semi-submerged when stationary, and when it’s time to launch, engage the throttle to take off.

Very similar to aircraft, the hydrofoil ‘wings’ begin to lift you up higher and higher out of the water the faster you go.

A surreal moment that has to be experienced.

handles chop and swell

Swell riding ready

 

The SL3 doesn’t just handle the chop and swell, it turns those conditions into a playground for thrill seekers. Hydrofoils lift you above the short wind chop and the reduced drag allows you to pierce over and down swell. 

Adding to the throttle and additional motor power all SL3s come standard with free spinning propellers. A guaranteed mind-blowing experience for advanced riders.

Girl riding the hydrofoil SL3 water bike in the ocean in New Zealand

Fun fitness on the water

Go further on a single charge

Side view of a man riding a white Hydrofoiler SL3 water-bike on a lake

When you combine human power with a 1000 Wh Hydropack Battery the result is remarkable. The SL3 boasts up to a 4.5 hour ride time – the longest ride duration of any e-foiling product on the market today.

Very few of us can maintain 400+ watts continuously. An effective cross training tool, the variable electric assistance means foil biking is possible for the rest of us making up the difference as and when you need it.

 

Environmentally responsible

No wake, no emissions, and a quiet ride 

There’s a huge sense of pride to be part of the growing number of water enthusiasts driving for change in our coast lines. The shift towards environmentally conscious leisure options are happening now. Everyday we’re seeing increasing pressure on combustion engines in sensitive waters.

Electric foiling is the future of water sports and leisure craft with the SL3 being at the forefront. 

Environmentally responsible

No wake, no emissions, and a quiet ride 

There’s a huge sense of pride to be part of the growing number of water enthusiasts driving for change in our coast lines. The shift towards environmentally conscious leisure options are happening now. Everyday we’re seeing increasing pressure on combustion engines in sensitive waters.

Electric foiling is the future of water sports and leisure craft with the SL3 being at the forefront. 

birth of a new sport

Pioneering ride stories

Now’s the time to take up a new adventure. There’s a whole world of first rides out there in your backyard. Foil biking is just getting started.
All aspirations are welcome. We’ll see you out there!
Man on the distance riding a Hydrofoiler XE-1 on the ocean with an overlaid map showing its trajectory from South to North Island in New Zealand

FIRST strait breaker

26km across the Notorious Cook Strait (New Zealand) without getting wet.

Man on the distance riding a Hydrofoiler XE-1 on the ocean with an overlaid map showing its trajectory from South to North Island in New Zealand
Aerial rear view of 5 persons riding Hydrofoiler Xe-1 water-bikes on the ocean in Spain

FIRSTsocial race

The inaugural sprint race in Alicante, Spain organised by saltycycling.com

Aerial rear view of 5 persons riding Hydrofoiler Xe-1 water-bikes on the ocean in Spain
Man wearing a helmet riding a Hydrofoiler Xe-1 water-bikes on a wave in the ocean

FIRSTwave rider

A new entrant to the line up

Man wearing a helmet riding a Hydrofoiler Xe-1 water-bikes on a wave in the ocean

Order your SL3

Contact an authorised reseller for prices and demo opportunities