We’ve brought news of the Scorpion 3 hoverbike before, but now the extreme sports machine has wound up in the hands of the Dubai Police Force for a test flight and a few world records along the way.
The layout of Scorpion 3 is just like an ordinary motorcycle, except that it can fly. With a top speed of 70km/h, it’s not on par with a rapid response unit but could still lead to some interesting police pursuits in the future.
Scorpion 3 weighs 104kg with its batteries in place. The three power supplies take around 3 hours to charge with a flight time of up to 20 minutes. The creator of the Scorpion 3 Hoversurf is currently working on improved batteries that will double the flight time. You can buy a Scorpion 3 right now in your choice of six colourways with prices starting at USD $59,900.
Hoversurf points out that in most countries you won’t even need a pilot’s license to fly a hoverbike. That may be so, but there is probably a whole bunch of laws preventing you from taking to the skies.
As for the Dubai Police Force video, one YouTuber comments that the exposed blades don’t seem like a great idea. Another user says “wow… flying man slicer.” That’s a video we can seriously do without.
Be sure to read up on our guide to a different side of Dubai. It’s a blade-free experience.