Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Looks like OHP is trying out a new bike

Saw a Highway Patrolman out earlier on a bike I didn't recognize and stopped to talk. They're trying out the BMW 1200RT. Said that they're two weeks into a 8-week trial and he's finished: he wants one.

From what he said, especially on highway it beats the pants off the Harleys they've been using.

3 comments:

JohnOC said...

Local cops in the Phoenix area have been using that bike for a few years. Guess H-D is getting competed with for that market in the US.

Firehand said...

Couple of years back they bought some Hayabusa speed bikes for the interstate troops; I think one of the reasons they dropped them is that after an hour or two they're damned uncomfortable. This looks a LOT more comfortable with similar performance.

AM said...

I wonder how those BMWs stack up against the Honda ST1300s.

I'm pretty impressed with Honda V4 engines.