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Video: Pursuit Ends With Motorcycle Crash

January 27, 2012
The California Highway Patrol's high-speed pursuit of a motorcycle ended when the cycle rider rear-ended a car in the Hacienda Heights area of Southern California.

Ga. Agencies Lease Harley-Davidsons for Motor Units

January 12, 2012
The Canton (Ga.) Police Department has acquired new Harley-Davidson police motorcycles through a municipal lease program provided by Sparta Commercial Services, Inc.

Arizona Troopers Pick Kawasaki for Highway Patrol

December 29, 2011
The Arizona Department of Public Safety became the third state law enforcement agency in the western United States to adopt Kawasaki's Concours 14P as its primary motor unit.

Michigan State Police Publish 2012 Test Report

November 17, 2011
The MSP Precision Driving Unit tested 19 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Six motorcycles were included in the group.

Michigan Vehicle Tests In Pictures

November 14, 2011

The Michigan State Police tested 2012 model-year patrol vehicles at this year's tests in mid-September. State troopers assigned to the Precision Driving Unit tested vehicles submitted by Chrysler/Dodge, Ford, General Motors/Chevrolet, BMW, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and Victory Motorcycles. Photos courtesy of Michigan State Police unless indicated otherwise.

Victory Police Motorcycles

November 14, 2011

Victory Motorcycles, a division of Polaris, has introduced three new motorcycles into the police market for 2012—the Commander I, Commander II, and Vision. The touring-type bikes are conversions of the civilian Victory models Cross Country, Cross Roads, and Vision Tour respectively. The distinctively styled bikes have been upfitted for police use, tested in Michigan and Los Angeles by precision LE drivers, and adopted by several smaller agencies. Victory reps tout the officer-safety features on the cycles.

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.

Florida Agency Purchases Victory Motorcycles

November 2, 2011
The Plant City (Fla.) Police Department has purchased five Victory Commander motorcycles for their motor officers, relpacing existing Harley-Davidsons.

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.

Off-duty LAPD Detective Killed In Motorcycle Wreck

September 3, 2011
LAPD Detective Jesus Ravega, 48, succumbed to injuries sustained after losing control of his motorcycle on a freeway interchange in downtown Los Angeles

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.

N. Kentucky University Officer Struck, Killed by Hearse In Ohio

August 5, 2011
Officer Roy Sims, 51, died from injuries he sustained in the crash in Montgomery, Ohio. Officer Sims was escorting a funeral procession to Gate of Heaven Cemetery when the hearse struck the motorcycle he was riding around 11:39 a.m.

Detroit Homicide Sergeant Killed In Motorcycle Wreck

July 18, 2011
Michael Martell, 42, died at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center on Sunday. He had not been wearing a helmet.

Kustom Signals Announces Winners of Police Motorcycle Competition

July 1, 2011
Seventeen Kansas and Missouri police agencies attended the event with 32 competitors. In all, 155 people turned out for the first-time event, including Lenexa Mayor Michael Boehm and State Senator Julia Lynn.

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.

Washington Troopers Get Honda ST1300 for Highway Enforcement

April 25, 2011
The Washington State Patrol has begun adopting the Honda ST1300PA motorcycle and shifting away from BMW motorcycles for highway enforcement. There are currently 43 full-time troopers on motorcycles across the state and 12 have just completed the transition.

Customized H-D Fat Boy by Paul Jr. Designs Benefits NLEOMF

March 17, 2011
A Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle from Paul Jr. Designs customized in honor of a St. Paul, Minn., Police officer killed in the line of duty will be featured at National Police Week and auctioned later this year.

Arizona Dealer Offers Kawasaki ZG1400 Enforcer

March 10, 2011
The ZG1400 Enforcer adds "drop bars" to protect the bike during cone-pattern training and cuts back to one battery to power its electronic police gear. The bike arrives with a radio kill switch so an officer can preserve battery life when booking a subject or processing a DUI.

N.J. Township Renews Lease To Upgrade Police Motorcycles

February 11, 2011
The Bloomfield Township (N.J.) PD can now upgrade its motorcycle fleet under a program that has expanded to include other types of equipment, such as police cruisers, EMS vehicles, fire trucks, buses, tactical vehicles, or surveillance equipment.
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