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Offline K1W1

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Re: police
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 08:14:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
Long time since the UK Police used Triumph Saints  :038:

In the United Kingdom, the most common police motorcycles are the BMW R1200RT-P and the Yamaha FJR1300. UK police forces have withdrawn the Honda ST1300 Pan-European since the death of an officer was blamed on the machine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_motorcycle

Police motorcycles are a quite special breed of bike and only a couple of manufacturers actually make them. Triumph do not.
The bikes may look like standard bikes with flashing lights but they have completely different electrics, different seat and pannier arrangements and in most markets altered gearbox ratios.
Here in Australia and I assume in other countries there are quite complex corporate lease arrangements between the manufacturer and the Police department. Triumph obviously dont see any benefit in getting into that market and I actually think it is probably a good move on their part. Moto 2 will be stretching their resources anough for the next few years and will probably provide them with more advertising benefit than Police motorcycles would.
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Re: police
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 09:46:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
Not sure if any of these made it on the road. They look so dated, but I guess it was 34 years ago!

Might look dated now but a lot higher spec than the '69 version!  A couple of leg guards and a wobbly aerial on the back for the radio-telephone.  I can't find any decent pictures on the web unfortunately.

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Re: police
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2019, 09:55:28 PM »
HA  K1W1 you going to the GP at the island ??  :104:

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Re: police
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2019, 01:24:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
Not sure if any of these made it on the road. They look so dated, but I guess it was 34 years ago!

Not Harris produced T140's, but (without researching) have a feeling that Meriden, near its dying days, trialled the T140AV model (anti-vibration - rubber engine mounts) with the Police, vibration having been a major issue for radio equipment.
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Re: police
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 09:58:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
Not Harris produced T140's, but (without researching) have a feeling that Meriden, near its dying days, trialled the T140AV model (anti-vibration - rubber engine mounts) with the Police, vibration having been a major issue for radio equipment.

They did. I have a photo of the police model at the bike show, probably in the early 80s. IIRC, South Yorkshire police ordered some, not sure about other forces.
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Re: police
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2019, 03:41:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
... Meriden, near its dying days, trialled the T140AV model (anti-vibration - rubber engine mounts)...

I was close T140ES AV forgot the 'Electric start' . though in fairness it is a very poor electric start arrangement worthy of forgetting. :008:

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Re: police
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2019, 04:51:07 PM »
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Re: police
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2019, 04:51:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by bucksfizz [+]
I'd be surprised to see a German policeman on anything other than a BMW.

Berlin Police bought Moto Guzzis couple of years ago. Had loads of trouble and went back to BMWs. Over here in the State of Hesse some bike cops were on Yamaha FJR 1300s bought in 2004 again Hesse came back to BMWs. The cops in Saxonia have two Victory Cross Countrys... now that is very unsual.

There used to be a downsized R 900 RT for the rozzers but as far as I know they are now on standard R 1200 RT with special equipment.
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