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Two Idaho Companies Offer Yamaha Police Motorcycles

The Yamaha FJR-1300 arrives for motor patrol.

April 10, 2013  |  by

Two Idaho-based companies have introduced differing law enforcement versions of Yamaha's FJR-1300 sport-touring motorcycle.

Steve Beaudry, who offered the Kawasaki Concours 14P motorcycle is prepping the 2013 Yamaha FJR-1300AP for law enforcement use. Like the Concours 14P, the cycle is a conversion of a retail bike. Beaudry tells POLICE Magazine the motorcycle will include features to handle the rigors of police work.

Separately, Enforcement Motors is offering the Yamaha FJR-1300P. Agencies can build a police motorcycle from the company's standard Law Enforcement package and add other needed accessories and equipment, according to the company's website.

Beaudry's Yamaha FJR-1300AP will arrive with a Whelen LED emergency lighting system (with 32 flash patterns), hidden Whelen 100-watt three-tone siren system, dual-linked battery system with 12 fused police-only circuits, front and rear 12-volt accessory sockets, front and rear protection bars, and height-adjustable solo saddle with heated seat option.

Both cycles retain several features from the civilian version such as anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic cruise control, a "wet" hydraulic clutch, 6.6-gallon tank, and removable saddle bags.

The cycle is powered by a four-cylinder, 1,298cc inline engine that generates 150 hp to propel the bike from 0-60 in 3.18 seconds. The Yamaha FJR-1300AP is being considered by the Michigan State Police for their annual police vehicle testing in September.

The motorcycles will sell for between $17,000 and $22,000 depending on configuration. Enforcement Motors has an exclusive right to sell its version of the motorcycle in Arizona.


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