Dubai Police begin Hoverbike testing

Crime fighting in the future has never looked so exciting...

CRIMINALS IN DUBAI will soon have to contend will the police coming at them from above, following successful trials of a fleet of Hoverbikes.

Dubai Media Office shared photos on the machines in a police livery, calling it ‘another sign that we are catching up to the future.’

The Hoverbike S3 2019 weighs just 114kg – that’s the same as a Yamaha WR250 – and can fly at 60mph, at a height of around 5 metres. It will be used as a first response vehicle in hard to reach areas from 2020.

Hoversurf, who have provided the bike, also shared a video to their YouTube showing the trials taking place.

While the exposed blades drew concern from viewers, Dubai police Chief Information Officer, Khalid N Alrazooqi, confirmed on Twitter that they will have a safety ring around them.