Watch Dubai Police Officers Take Hoverbike Riding Lessons

By now you’re probably used to seeing the most ridiculous rides in Dubai Police’s motor pool. It’s heaven for officers who love cars, no doubt about it.

Where else in the world can police officers drive cars like the Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 918 Spyder, Audi R8 or Ferrari FF? If there’s one thing you can be sure of when it comes to Dubai Police’s garage, is its constant expansion. You may recall that the tiny emirate’s law enforcement department added a hoverbike to its fleet last year.

We haven’t heard much about the contraption since, but a new video has emerged showing police officers taking flying lessons to be able to operate the damn thing.

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Build by California-based Hoversurf, the S3 2019 hoverbike features a 12.3 kWh hybrid type battery that allows for a flying time of up to 40 minutes in drone mode. However, depending on the rider’s weight and the weather conditions, the actual flight time is between 10 to 25 minutes. Rather short for a hot pursuit, don’t you think? Obviously, that’s not what the Dubai Police will use the hoverbikes for.

There are more drawbacks to the hoverbike if you ask us. The S3 2019 needs a recharge time of 2.5 hours for every 25 minutes of use, and the maximum flight speed is just 60 mph (96 km/h). Need more? The four carbon propellers are dangerously close to the rider but the Dubai Police says there will be safety rings around them for protection.

As for the sound the hoverbike makes, well, you can be sure no criminal will get scared when hearing it. Oh, and did we mention the price? It costs $150,000, before taxes. Granted, that’s not a very relevant piece of information for the Dubai Police.

 

  • Six_Tymes

    no protection around the blades, really stupid design.

    • alexxx

      Did you read the article? There will be rings around blades for protection…

      • Six_Tymes

        LMAO! oh, so in the mean time this tester doesn’t need protection? its OK if his head gets cut off? spare me the bs

        • alexxx

          I guess you are more worried than him then…you are such a good person…

          • Krisnadi Imam

            some idiots didnt know their life’s worth before loosing a limb or two. then he will end up being a burden to the society.

      • Knotmyrealname

        In normal societies, the protection would be put on from the beginning. Not as an after-thought.

  • David De Fortier

    Whats the point in all the protective gear? If the rider loses ballance and falls through those blades, he will still be turned into polony regardless

  • GoofyGotKilos

    Also knows as The Decapitator

  • NOISY, SHORT RANGE, NOT VERY STABLE AND DANGEROUS. AN OVER PRICED TOY.
    WATCHING THE VIDEO I WAS THINKING IF THEY FLIPPED THE BLADES THEY COULD TACKLE SOME OF THAT CRAB GRASS.

  • Smith

    When he falls off this thing he will be burger meat. How stupid.

  • ksegg

    Whenever I read about Dubai Police, I get images of an entire Police Force doing pretty much……nothing.

    Except drive around in Lambo’s, Ferrari’s, Bugatti’s, Private Jets.

    Are they actually police and do actual policing, or are they just on permanent vacation.

    • Abu Sayyaff

      Dubai is one of the world’s safest cities, I guess they have good doctors .. duh !!

  • Blanka Li

    Use it to slice up journalists that disagree with the kingdom? Dunno . . .

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