The new Hobie Mirage 180 Drive
Shift Into a New Dimension
The revolutionary Hobie MirageDrive propulsion system has been constantly evolving since it’s launch in 1997. 20 years on, Hobie have introduced the the biggest evolution - so far the Hobie MirageDrive 180 forward-reverse propulsion system that will be integrated into all 2017 model year Mirage kayaks.
Weighing in at 3.6 kilos, the MirageDrive 180 produces full power in both directions and offering unprecedented maneuverability. The user can pull one of two shift cables to pivot the fins 180 degrees, almost instantly from forward to reverse and back again. When you reach shallow waters, push one foot forward and the other back the fins will go horizontal and hug the shape of the hull allowing easy shore landings and shallow water access.