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.
March 10, 2011
The Precision Driving Unit tested 18 patrol vehicles for acceleration, braking, high-speed handling, and other tests. Four motorcycles were included in the group.
January 11, 2011
The same vehicles tested in Michigan — new entries included Ford's 2012 Police Interceptors, Chevrolet's 2011 Caprice PPV, and Kawasaki's Concours 14P motorcycle — arrived in Fontana along with two rear-axle ratio 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, Honda's ST1300 motorcycle, and an alt-fuel conversion Ford Crown Vic.
November 18, 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.
September 21, 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.
August 16, 2010
Police riders evaluated five 2009/2010 model year motorcycles from Harley-Davidson, Honda, and BMW.
February 19, 2010
The department is now taking delivery of the last of the 100 R1200 RT-P 2009 sport touring motorcycles, and will shift away from the Harley-Davidson cruisers that have been a staple of one of the nation's largest motor patrol units.
January 7, 2010
The Michigan State Police driving unit has released the results from the evaluation of the 2010 models of the most widely used patrol vehicles. The 2010 Dodge Charger is a top performer.
November 16, 2009
Riding his Indian twin, Willis Seaman entered history when, in 1908, he became the first motorcycle cop to write a speeding citation.
August 31, 2009