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This Hoverbike Is A Horrific Injury Just Waiting To Happen

This is the best (WORST) idea we've seen.

21/02/2017 09:58 GMT

If you feel like there is a deficit of danger in your daily commute, no chances to lose limbs for example, may we suggest you invest in a hoverbike?

As San Francisco-based company, Hoversurf, has created the perfect mode of transport, if you have lots of insurance and don’t value all your body parts.

Hoverbike Scorpion

While the new machine does channel our childhood ‘Star Wars’ dreams of being Luke Skywalker chasing down Stormtroopers in a forest, we didn’t quite bet on it being so bloody terrifying.

The Scorpion-3 manned electric bike surfs through the air using a set of four propeller blades, with a pilot on board for direction (and generally to look cool). 

As you sit atop the unprotected blades in a motorbike-style seat with only a slither of space between your body and the rapidly spinning metal, it does look a little dicey.

Not to mention the lack of seatbelt or anything to hold you on the seat, making it criminally easy to fall and have the whole thing come tumbling down on top of you. 

The private company bills the machine as safe thanks to “state of the art flight controllers” which keeps tabs on the altitude and speed.

“For the moment, Scorpion platform is increasingly seen as an extreme sports instrument, yet the vessel’s transportation potential remains evident,” says a statement on the official website.

For now, we’ll stick to the bus thanks.

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