World's First Hyperscooter Looks Like A Great Way To Beat Traffic

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Is this the best way to commute in New York or LA?

The word "hypercar" was invented once supercar just wasn't good enough anymore. Now get ready for the world's first hyperscooter.

One could argue that the McLaren F1 was the first, but the Bugatti Veyron made the term famous because it felt unfair to describe it using the same word used to describe the Ferrari F430. It was an engineering masterpiece with a top speed well beyond 200 mph.

The world's first hyperscooter is made by D-Fly, with a top speed of 25 mph. Nope, we didn't forget to include a zero. The D-Fly Dragonfly Hyperscooter's top speed is 10 times less than the maximum speed of a Bugatti Veyron.

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So this scooter is more hyper in name than actual speed, but 25 mph feels quite fast when standing upright without any body panels protecting you from the elements. And, to be fair, the engineering team behind the Dragonfly Hyperscooter came up with some exciting tech to provide a thrilling riding experience.

"The urban mobility industry is burgeoning, and we realized a need for a more advanced, high-quality product that would usher in a new era of e-mobility. With Dragonfly, we are confident that we have created something truly special that will change the way people move around cities and not only today but forever." - said Jez Williman, the CEO of the D-Fly Group.

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To us, a scooter is a metal two-wheeler that was popular 15 years ago. These days it stars in several YouTube fail videos, but its compact dimensions make it the perfect solution for getting around congested cities like New York and LA. Scooters are so hot right now, and even Toyota is getting in on the game.

D-Fly uses a three-dimensional full-tilt steering system to sync with the rider's motions. Think of it as road surfing, but more comfortable thanks to a dual wishbone, fully-adjustable hydraulic damped suspension on all four wheels, and a separate suspension setup for the board.

The Hyperscooter uses a carbon fiber platform, which makes it incredibly light and strong. That's why it only needs two 550-watt motors (combined power output up to 1,100 watts) to reach 25 mph within a heartbeat. Not even Bugatti's EV scooter is this fast.

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The battery is good for 25 miles. You can ride the entire length of Manhattan to work and back home again on a single charge. It takes three hours to charge back up from a standard household socket.

Two versions of the Dragonfly are available: DF and DFX.

The DF is designed for urban areas and parks and has 10-inch slick tires. The DFX is the crossover version for those with a more rugged commute. It comes with wider fenders, handguards, and grippier tires.

Both models come standard with a single headlight, digital dash, electronic brakes at the front, and drum brakes at the rear.

The DF retails for $1,860, while the DFX costs $2,240.

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