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A Russian-owned company plans to sell the hoverbikes for $150,000 each – but only to drivers who can prove the can handle them.

Police in Dubai has begun training on hoverbikes in the hope that they can help first responder units reach areas that would otherwise be difficult to reach.

The futuristic vehicles are intended to be in action by 2020 and are the latest extravagant expense by a force which already boasts a Ferrari and a Lamborghini among its patrol car fleet.

The “electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) bikes” were delivered by a Russian-owned California-based company called Hoversurf, which signed a deal with the force in 2017.

CNN reports that Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, who heads the Dubai police artificial intelligence department, described the VTOL vehicle as a first responder unit used to access hard to reach areas.

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