Forget The Bugatti, The Dubai Police Unveil Their New Hoverbike

The Dubai Police are known for their fleet of high-performance supercars including a Bugatti Veyron and Lamborghini Aventador but their latest acquisition is a hoverbike.

Created by Hoversurf, the bike is essentially a combination of a drone, motorcycle, and helicopter. According to the department, the hoverbike can reach altitudes of up to 5 meters (16.4 feet) and hit speeds of 70 km/h (43 mph).

The hoverbike can carry up to 300 kg (661 lbs) and operate for approximately 20-25 minutes on electricity. It remains unclear how the bike will be used but the department suggested it could see service doing traffic duty and helping to ease congestion.

While it doesn’t look like the safest police vehicle on the market, Hoversurf says the model successfully passed a number of tests to ensure it can operate in extreme conditions. This is critical as the bike will be forced to deal with extreme heat and dust.

Interestingly enough, the hoverbike can be remotely controlled and effectively become a large drone. In this mode, the bike apparently has a range of up to 6 km (3.7 miles).

Besides showing the hoverbike, the police department unveiled a “smart bike” which has been equipped with eight cameras that provide a 360° view around the motorcycle. The electric bike can hit speeds of 200 km/h (124 mph) and can be used for up to eight hours at a time.

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  • Dennis James

    I feel like I just leaped 20 years into the future ! 🙂

    • Six_Tymes

      you do? its 1928 technology. get with it.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Pics of one of these back in ’28?

        • gary4205

          This was a bad idea 50 years ago.

      • Dennis James

        Yeah. Just like the carbon fiber wheels use technology invented 5500 years ago: the wheel.

  • john1168

    Ssoooo, 300kgs converts to 661kgs??? 🙂

    • Dennis James

      661lbs.

      • john1168

        I know but they wrote kgs twice 😃

    • Mike Gauthier

      Thanks for letting us know, the article has been updated

  • john1168

    Looks like a flying weed wacker! Also looks like a lot of fun.

  • Blade t

    Funny….

  • Six_Tymes

    nothing original. not impressed. going to cause a lot of hurt whoever comes into contact with those blades.

    • eb110americana

      Instead of police brutality, you get accidental decapitations. Seems legit.

    • Six Thousand Times

      I’d give you a minute’s head start…

  • Thule B

    EMERGENCY? No problem! As your trusted police force, we will just need to put our protective flight suits on, rush to the tarmac out back, receive flight clearance, ensure the flight machinery is operating appropriately, and then we are ON OUR WAY! We’ll see you in 30 minutes!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Dammit, I want a hoverbike!

  • gary4205

    The United States Army tested something similar 50 years ago.

    Falling into the blade (singular) was enough of a problem/concern, the project was shelved.

    This thing has THREE blades to chop anyone dumb enough to ride it into really small pieces.

  • GIVEN THE TWO I’D RATHER BE INSIDE THE LEATHER LINED BUGATTI.

  • fabri99

    WTF.

  • datCubanguy

    When that thing took off the driver seemed about to lose his poopoo in the seat.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Nothing like riding on top of 4 open lawn mowers….what could POSSIBLY go wrong?

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