No matter how much you may enjoy commuting from one place to another with your lightweight plane, when you touch ground, you do need a set of wheels to transport you from the base to your destination. The MotoPOD is basically a cargo pod that latches on to the underbelly of the plane and piggybacks to your destination with you. Within the cargo pod fits a Yamaha XT225 bike, giving you the wheels of freedom. This particular bike has the merits of being cost-effective and lightweight and overall the pod and the bike just add-on 500 pounds to an aircraft’s total weight. However this new attachment results in airspeed cut of about 9 knots.
Once the MotoPOD is lowered with the built-in powered winch, the bike can be removed from its confines. However before you head in for the wheelie, the bike required a bit of assembling. The MotoPOD is expected to sell for around $10,000 when it debuts later this year. This price includes the bike. However, you can reserve one now for a fully refundable $1,000.