MOTAT’s new exhibition space that celebrates Kiwi ingenuity and innovation, one collection object at a time. A display to inspire you to think about what happens when creativity meets technology. Boom!
“My crazy idea was a hydrofoil bike which actually meant it was part bike, but it was also part plane.”
– Guy Howard-Willis, Founder of Manta5. (TedxRuakura, 2018)
The Manta5 hydrofoiler XE-1 bike is a world first and the first object to go on display in Parapara/Ingenious. The hydrofoil electric bike creates the cycling experience on water using two carbon fibre hydrofoils and a propeller that lift the bike up and through the water. Developed and designed in the Waikato, the Manta5 bike launched in 2020 following years of prototyping and testing. Here’s your chance to see the vehicle that proves you can ride anywhere!
Images courtesy of Manta5. Gallery photography by Richard Ng.
Learn more about the Manta5 hydrofoiler XE-1 bike at MOTAT's Collections Online.
Location: Building 5 at MOTAT 1, Great North Road.
Entrance: Motion sensor automatic doors and a wide entrance.
Stairs: There are no stairs.
Noise: Video and noise.
Mobility parking is available on site at MOTAT 1. Please arrange in advance.
We recommend parking in our large car park at MOTAT 2 and enjoying the free vintage tram ride between sites.