Assen Aero A1

Quick Summary

The Assen Aero A1 is an electric hoverbike that is adapted from a café style motorbike - and the resemblance shows. Three ducted fans allow for propulsion, lift, and stability, and the pilot rides the hoverbike with the same stance that they would a normal motorcycle. Assen Aero was founded by Assen Andonov, an entrepreneur at heart who's been heavily involved in the aerospace industry for most of his life.

Assen Aero

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Aircraft Type: VTOL, no fixed wing

Powerplant: Battery packs, type undisclosed

Range: undisclosed

Top Speed: undisclosed

Propeller Configuration: 3 rotors, each with 3 ft diameter, approx

Passenger/Payload Capacity: 1 pilot

Autonomy Level: Piloted

Wingspan/Dimensions: 6 ft by 7 ft

Our Take on the Assen A1

Assen Aero took an intelligent approach to prototyping their A1 hoverbike. Rather than start with an entirely clean-sheet design, the company adapted already established engineering components for their A1 aircraft - the main body comes from a motorcycle, and large ducted fans provide a stable means of propulsion. The market for the A1 does have a few competitors - Kittyhawk's Flyer (now archivved) and Hoversurf's S3, namely, but Assen has been able to bring their product to fruition successfully throughout the conceptual design and testing phases. Next steps would be adding robust safety features and proving the operational consistency of the design prior to initial sales to customers.