Customs bikes are definitely the most interesting sectors of the motorcycle industry. Ranging from super bikes to bikes on water, there is no limits when it comes to creativity. With that being said, French custom builder Ludovic Lazareth certainly serves upon us an impressive set of ideas as he just released a teaser showing a 4-wheeled motorcycle which has jet turbine-hubbed wheels folded up to turn the thing into a hoverbike.
The model resembles to the LM-847, which is a previous Lazareth creation that featured a 470-horsepower Maserati engine in a monster 4-wheeler chassis and each wheel is attached to its own single-sided swingarm.
As for the “La Moto Volante” (the Flying Motorcycle), each of its swingarms have been modified so they fold outwards when the bike is sitting on a central stand, so that the wheels are able to pivot so they sit out horizontally.
Powering the bike is a massive jet turbine. With its exhaust facing downward, it gives the bike a thrust platform like a 4-prop drone.
The project was done with the partnership of Jetcat, the German company that makes the jet turbines used by “Jetman” Yves Rossi, as well as the NASA/Skunk Works X-56A experimental aircraft, among others.