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BMW Offers F800 GT-P Police Motorcycle

November 4, 2013
BMW has begun offering the F800 GT-P sport motorcycle to law enforcement agencies as a compact and more affordable alternative to the R1200 RT-P touring cycle.

Video: A Guide to Police Motorcycles

October 15, 2013
We're living in a Golden Age for police motorcycles. Law enforcement agencies have plenty of quality options, and more cycles may be on the way. We picked three motor officers in Southern California to profile three widely used cycles.

BMW's R1200-RTP

October 15, 2013

California Highway Patrol Officer Saul Gomez explains why BMW's R1200-RTP offers an ideal package for highway enforcement in Southern California. Read the full story here.

Michigan 2014 Motorcycle Testing Results Released

October 11, 2013
Three newcomers to the police motorcycle market fared well during the Michigan State Police's annual evaluation of law enforcement vehicles that takes place each September.

CHP Adopts Harley-Davidson for Highway Enforcement

August 21, 2013
An Oakland Harley-Davidson dealer has begun delivering Harley-Davidson police motorcycles to the California Highway Patrol following a contract with the agency to provide up to 400 new motorcycles.

Michigan State Police To Test 2014 Patrol Vehicles

July 3, 2013
The Michigan State Police will test four new police motorcycles and Chrysler's new all-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit this year among the 22 police vehicles evaluated for law enforcement purchasers.

2013 Police Vehicle Testing

November 1, 2012

Evaluators in Michigan and Southern California have completed their testing of the 2013 model-year patrol cars, SUVs, and motorcycles. View these photos from the test sites that show the vehicles in action. Read "How to Use Police Vehicle Tests" for the full story.

How to Use Police Vehicle Tests

November 1, 2012

The agencies that test new model-year, pursuit-rated vehicles offer complementary evaluations and differing methodologies that give them equal weight among vehicle purchasers.

2013 Vehicle Tests: Michigan Vs. California

November 1, 2012
The Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided Police Magazine with preliminary results from the vehicle tests conducted in September and October of pursuit-rated patrol vehicles for the 2013 model year.

Michigan State Police Release 2013 Motorcycle Test Results

October 24, 2012
The police agency tested four models, including the BMW R1200-RTP, the Harley Davidson Road King (FLHP), the Harley Davidson Electra Glide (FLHTP), and the Victory Commander I.

BMW's M5 Patrol Car

September 28, 2012
BMW has been showing off a concept police version of its M5 sedan. The latest generation of M5, which was introduced in November 2011, arrives with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8.

Michigan State Police To Test 2013 Patrol Vehicles

September 3, 2012
The Michigan State Police will test 19 law enforcement vehicles later this month slated for release by automotive and motorcycle manufacturers for the 2013 model year.

2012 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

November 11, 2011

Michigan State Police tested new cruisers from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year.

Troopers Test New Police Motorcycles In Michigan

October 4, 2011
This year, the Michigan State Police tested new offerings from Victory Motorcycles—the Commander I and Vision cruisers—among the six police motorcycles to be offered in the 2012 model year. The state police also tested BMW's R1200-RTP, Harley-Davidson's Road King, and H-D's Electra Glide.

Beyond the Crown Vic: MSP Tests 19 Vehicles for 2012

August 12, 2011
For the first time in two decades, Ford's mainstay Crown Vic Police Interceptor will be absent from the track, when the Michigan State Police commence their annual test of law enforcement vehicles in September.

BMW Considers Sport Bike for Police Market

June 30, 2011
BMW plans to field-test a sport bike now being used by police agencies in Europe as an off-road option for American law enforcement. BMW is currently selling a civilian version of its F800-GS in the United States, and could easily convert it for police use, the company's law enforcement manager tells POLICE Magazine.

Rating the 2011 Police Motorcycles

May 19, 2011
Emergency vehicle operators with the drivers' training divisions of the LASD and LAPD evaluated the Honda ST1300, Kawasaki Concourse 14, BMW R1200 RT-P, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide and Harley-Davidson Road King. The testing regimen includes a 32-lap high-speed course, vehicle dynamics pursuit evaluation, hard-braking test, and ergonomic review.

2011 Michigan Vehicle Tests: Motorcycles

December 9, 2010

Kawasaki's Concours 14P ABS motorcycle turned heads when it was relaunched in May (Kawasaki initially introduced it in 2009), and may have generated the most off-line conversations at this year's Michigan State Police vehicle testing.

Kawasaki Edges BMW at Michigan State Police Motorcycle Test

September 21, 2010
The Kawasaki Concours 14P recorded the highest speed of the four two-wheel vehicles tested, reaching 131 mph on the 4.8-mile speedway at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

Michigan State Police Will Test Five New-Vehicle Introductions

August 16, 2010
Overall, 14 patrol cars, the pursuit-rated Chevy Tahoe and four motorcycles will be evaluated for acceleration, top speed, and brake testing on Sept. 18 at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.
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