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Old 05-12-2010, 04:06 AM   #1
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BMW 1982-1983 R100 Police Motorcycles

What does anyone know about 1982 or 1983 BMW R100 Police Motorcycles made for the San Diego, CA Police Department or anyother police department in the U.S.A..
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:26 AM   #2
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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What do you need to know?

Here in Europe, they're designated as either R80 or R100 'TIC's. I had an R80 version at one time, and I'm guessing there's not much difference, apart from possibly the US variations on air intake etc. I know the R80TIC had the 37/11 diff and, like all the police bikes, a single seat, radio pod and 'blues and two's'
police lights, aerial and so on, but apart from that not much difference to the standard bikes. They'd still bust you, whatever side of the atlantic you were on.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #4
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I know it's not what you asked for but Here's a UK one. As PJCR says I'm sure they didn't differ much from country to country.




You may be able to dig something up here --> http://www.policebikes.org.uk/index.htm

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Old 02-12-2014, 05:18 PM   #5
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Anyone know what TIC stands for?
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:45 AM   #6
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Was it only the UK police bikes that had spoked wheels, with Brembo brakes?

Most police bikes sold in the UK are described as "EX royal protection Group" or such like guff, most likely to have been hacks. The police riders from that era that I have spoken to seemed to hate them.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:01 AM   #7
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While we're going off topic.....

.....here's an Oz version.

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Old 02-13-2014, 01:46 AM   #8
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Anyone know what TIC stands for?
I've seen it as 'touring integral cockpit', dunno if that's right, it sounds like
Bmw could of said that though

I have four tic's, in general they appeared to have been well maintained until
they were civilianised badly, that's the main problem with them, that and never
knowing the mileage due to the police using their own speedos

I've yet to get one with a spoked brembo front end, I imagine those are worth a
pretty penny these days
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:47 AM   #9
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The police riders from that era that I have spoken to seemed to hate them.
If they were good enough for Darth Vader...

Dave prowse the actor who played Darth Vader on a TIC

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:43 AM   #10
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Did someone say BMW cop bikes....?


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Old 02-13-2014, 11:38 AM   #11
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I've seen it as 'touring integral cockpit', dunno if that's right,

Sounds right if we can trust the AA http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...s/bmw-r80.html
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Sounds right if we can trust the AA http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...s/bmw-r80.html
That's not where I have seen it so that makes two sources for it, I imagine the
AA could be relied on, to know the name of something at least!
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