Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. has announced the availability of the 2010 Concours 14P Police motorcycle to U.S. law enforcement agencies. Complete sales and support services are available through the company's network of more than 1,100 U.S. motorcycle dealers.
Kawasaki will provide post-sale warranty support as well as law enforcement maintenance personnel training. Police unit preparation will be handled through a partnership with Beaudry Motors Inc.
All units are delivered with a tighter turning radius and custom law enforcement equipment, including adjustable speedometer, a second wiring harness with 12 fused circuits, and a separate battery dedicated to the add-on electronics installed by Beaudry Motors Inc. An extensive selection of emergency equipment is also available.
The Concours 14P offers:
• Optional high-performance Traction Control.
• High-performance ABS brake system.
• Quickest acceleration in the law enforcement class.
• Heavy-duty 41.5 amp alternator.
• 441-pound payload capacity.
• Removable saddle bags.
• Tough and durable clutch.
• Three-year unlimited mileage factory warranty.
• Fleet service staff training, plus the authorization to conduct non-warranty maintenance and repairs, on-site
• Purchasing agencies may also take their vehicles to any Kawasaki motorcycle dealer for regular maintenance, repairs, or warranty service.
The motorcycles retail for between $16,000 and $22,000 a piece, depending on equipment options ordered. A complete clutch system replacement—one of the most frequent police unit maintenance needs—costs less than $400 in parts and labor.
This represents a savings of several hundred dollars per occurrence and could mean a savings of thousands of dollars over the life of each vehicle, according to Kawasaki.