What is the "police bike"in your area?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by richrd, May 11, 2020.

  1. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    I've seen them do that on 410, and 7, I think they do it to slow folks down.
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  2. GPD323

    GPD323 Been here awhile

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    I still think they are in cars blind spots for more time than necessary. Although he was doing 70 mph in a 60 and I was several hundred yards behind doing the same MPH.
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  3. der_saeufer

    der_saeufer ?איפה בירה

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    Mostly BMW RT-Ps with a few Yamaha FJRs and the occasional Honda ST1300 thrown in for fun here in Belgium. Most bikes belong to the federal police, which includes highway patrol.

    The local Brussels cops also have some 150cc scooters of some Asian persuasion. Boxer BMWs are hard to thread through traffic, so I don't blame them--I usually ride the scooter in town too.
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    Netherlands; BMW F650GS-P, BMWR1200R for education, BMW R1250RT-P, BMW k1600GT, Yamaha Tracer 700
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  5. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    There are four or five different jurisdictions within 15 miles of me that have M/C divisions. Most use Harleys and the rest BMW.

    I try to grab photos of police bikes in the many different places I visit for work. Have seen everything from scooters, Hyosung 125 dual-sports, 750cc air cooled Yamahas, GS's of various sizes, up to a Hyabusa.
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  6. sperz1

    sperz1 Lame Adventurer Supporter

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    R1200s here. Used to be Harley’s.
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  7. Norty01

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  8. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Following my front fender

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    I have seen Denver cops on BMW RTs but today I saw someone pulled over by a Colorado State Trooper on a Harley which I did not know that they still used. But, today was the first day of really nice weather so it makes sense that the Man would get the bikes out of storage.
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  9. cnmjr123

    cnmjr123 Been here awhile

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    Really need to mount an AR on my GS now... :raabia
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  10. Phoenix101

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    state patrol ride BMWs... the local PD also has a 650 Beamer
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  11. AdvNener

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    Mostly bmw RT, FJR, TDM.
    Some wr125r in the woods and even .. Tenere 700 !
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  12. Odd Arne

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    In Norway it has always been BMW's. Last few years the GS has been dominant. But from 2019 they chose Honda, The VFR1200XD Crosstourer will be the policebike, The present contract is for 3 years.
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  13. phillyrube

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    My old agency uses small motors at our resort area. When I rode they were Honda 250s, outfitted with front blinkies, rear pole light and siren. Not sure what they're riding now, but they have a strobe on the rear rack only, no siren.

    Funny story, I was working the Strip one summer, and Officer Assist goes down a few miles away. Short run on the interstate to get there. So me and my partner head off to it. Lights, sirens, throttle buried......60 mph. We're getting passed by all kinds of cop cars, detectives, paddy wagons, Harley's.....Used to be an assist officer call went out city wide, so you ended up with a couple hundred guys responding. Now they keep the call within the patrol district....except for when I was a sergeant and listened to the scanning radio. My guys might be closer to the call so I would put the call out and send another 10 guys.

    The original call? It was embarrassin, getting passed by paddy wagons.
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  14. norseXL

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  15. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    In my town, Alameda, CA, they use both HD and BMW with a pretty even split.
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  16. ChaoSS402

    ChaoSS402 Been here awhile

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    You understand that the closer he is to the traffic the more visible he is, for longer, right? That's how blind spots work, the further out the more area it covers.
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  17. radmann10

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    Honda ST1300
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  18. AK2ID

    AK2ID Been here awhile

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    Here in rural mountainous Idaho, the Forest Service enforcement rangers ride KTM 300s. They are set up with a rack to carry a chain saw to clear trees from the trail.
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  19. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    The county seat used to have a Harley. Several years ago he went off the road in a turn and I haven't seen it since. It may still be there; I just haven't seen it.
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  20. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    Abbotsford, BC, Canada had police on 21 speed mountain bikes. Also a BMW or two?

    The RCMP in cars wear kevlar vests but some of the motorcycle guys are almost naked in other jurisdictions?????????
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