At first glance the hoverbikes seem extremely unsafe. Four rotors pushed to the edges of the machine spinning so fast they're a blur? What could go wrong? Dubai has answered that question by saying there will be a safety ring around the blades. The usefulness of these contraptions is still questionable, though. Maximum flight speed is 60 mph and they can only hover for a maximum of 40 minutes. The company quotes actual flight time as between 10 to 25 minutes with a recharge time of 2.5 hours — not exactly an efficient way of getting around. Of course, then again, this is the same police force that thought a Veyron would make a swell patrol car.
hypercars. However, if there are any crimes committed where one needs to drop in helicopter-style to save the day, Dubai is covered.
The fun isn't limited to police officers in Dubai. If you want one, Hoversurf will sell one of these hoverbikes for $150,000. Just try not to fly too close to anything with those spinning blades ...