Dubai Police Unveils Hoverbike, Plans To Put In Service By 2020

October 11, 2017


This is a video of a quadrocopter hoverbike recently unveiled by the Dubai police, who intend to put the bikes into service by 2020. The bikes were developed by Russian hoverbike manufacturer Hoversurf, who we previously posted some test-flight footage from. These are exciting times we're living in. "The world is falling apart." These are truly dark times we're living in. Technical details:

When piloted, the hoverbike can fly for up to 25 minutes, hit speeds of up to 70 kph (43mph) and carry up to 300kg (47 stone, ~661 pounds) of weight.

Without a police officer aboard, it can hit six meters (16 feet) in height.

The video of the thing flying appears to have been edited into split-second clips and sped up so you don't realize just how completely not anywhere near ready for service these things actually are. I saw through the trickery though, because I have what my optometrist calls EAGLE EYES. I'm kidding, I can't even get the top line of the eye chart right, and I already know it's an E.

Keep going for a shot of the thing at rest and a video.


Thanks to Thaylor H, who wants to know just how fast it can stop without throwing the rider into the rotors.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    looks like he got all the way up to 12 mph

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Seems like a high center of gravity there. Bet it rolls more often than a Ford Explorer with Firestones.

  • Meh

    Why would a bunch of religious nuts need hooverbikes. How about they transport themselfes like mohammed that pedophile would, aka sand sled or whatever.

  • Jenness

    I guess it's so they can quickly swoop in on all the tourists they catch kissing or who accidentally touch them in bars so they can jail them indefinitely.

  • Kaizer Chief

    I was going to say this, but then you said it for me, so thanks.

  • steve holt

    I don't want to compromise my journalistic neutrality, but.....

    Those Fucking Idiots.

  • Talon184

    We'll have to create a new statistic...
    Annual number of civilians crushed by dumb-ass vehicle when cop loses control

  • SonicGold

    Does it get any cheesier ?

  • The_Wretched

    Boy it would really suck if someone threw something at the hover bike...nearly anything but rope would be best.

  • Draco Basileus

    You mean like a confetti cannon?

  • The_Wretched

    Exactly! (all hail PinkyPie)

  • TheQiwiMan


  • Doog

    Before coming to the comments I knew you'd have this.

    Thank goodness you did or I woulda been hella disappointed.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Dude. Have you heard?

    We live in DA FEWCHA!

  • Andyman7714

    Brought to you by the retired legless police association ball.

  • Ollie Williams

    The police don't have balls.

  • TheQiwiMan


  • Bling Nye

    LOTS of shots fired.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm not following that link. Sounds way too sad.

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