Today’s eco friendly fleet manager has many things to consider when upgrading their fleet but never has this been truer than with the purchase of modern motorcycles. Managers must consider the obvious like reliability, longevity, cost, and performance, but also the officers desire for performance since motorcycles are commonly used for traffic enforcement. In traffic enforcement closing the distance quickly but safely is of paramount concern for officer. While for the fleet manager serviceability is just as an important factor. When selecting a motorcycle brand, it is also wise to consider how many dealerships are available locally and whether those dealerships are willing to prioritize police fleet customers. Thanks to more compact equipment options, more agencies are installing moving radar systems, computers, and printers on their motorcycles. More fleets are installing video systems as well as rifle and shotgun racks, both outside the vehicle and inside saddlebags. When adding equipment, fleets should consider payload, weight distribution, and vibration, among other factors. Fleet Managers should also consider the importance of tires, run flats with stiffer sidewalls are a safer choice.
The R 1250 RT-P is the newest generation police motor derived from the K52 platform. The R 1250 RT-P model includes an unmatched list standard features: Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA), ABS brakes with traction control, rain or road riding modes, heated handlebar grips, cruise control, tire pressure monitors, electrically adjustable windshield and weather protection.
Zero Motorcycles is the next step in public safety transport with stealthy, clean and efficient, electric motorcycles that provide a new tactical advantage in law enforcement, emergency services and military applications. With no gears, clutch or noise, Zero motorcycles are easy to operate and improve situational awareness. While in crowds or indoors, the absence of exhaust eliminates ventilation concerns and creates new patrolling scenarios.
Good for the environment but all while not giving up any tactical advantages with no shifting, and instant torque from 0 rpm, silent idle and stealthy pursuit, lightweight, highly maneuverable, rapid acceleration up to 102 mph and rugged on/off-road versatility.
The popular ST1100 Pan European is still in wide use around the world, but these days the ST1300PA is doing much of Honda’s front-line duty for the men and women in blue, with a compact 1,261cc V-4 engine longitudinally mounted for max drivetrain efficiency, a low center of gravity for easier low-speed handling, a specialized handlebar, patrol speedometer, and mounting brackets. A remote preload adjuster makes it a snap to change the suspension settings, and the seat is three-position adjustable; lockable, integrated saddlebags hold 35 liters each, and a special rear cowl and rack offer additional carrying capacity. ABS, a motor-driven, adjustable windscreen, and the 7.7-gallon, dual-section fuel tank round out the list of desirable features. It’s the standard choice for many Asian forces.