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Looks like there is another option to the Harley police motorcycle - 

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I believe they already had a cop model FJR in other markets.  The UK and Europe, specifically.  It'll be interesting how it works for police here.  The BMW and Harley offerings are, actually, pretty hard to beat.  With the right dealer to support and service them.

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I should of said "new to the USA", it's been out in other global markets for a long time.....

 

19 hours ago, SprintST said:

I believe they already had a cop model FJR in other markets.  The UK and Europe, specifically.  It'll be interesting how it works for police here.  The BMW and Harley offerings are, actually, pretty hard to beat.  With the right dealer to support and service them.

 

Harley's are horrible police bikes. 

Great parade bikes. 

The high speed handling characteristics of the Harley police bikes is known to be slightly better than a cracked brick.......

Harley does offer huge discounts and other perks to police departments, that's the main reason so many of them are out there. 

It's OK, it really is.....

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5 hours ago, Steve said:

Harley's are horrible police bikes. 

Great parade bikes. 

The high speed handling characteristics of the Harley police bikes is known to be slightly better than a cracked brick.......

Harley does offer huge discounts and other perks to police departments, that's the main reason so many of them are out there. 

It's OK, it really is.....

It's my understanding that copsycles very rarely ever have to go at high speeds.  Best use for them in speed trapping is to set them up as the gunner, and then have car/SUV units down the road to net the speeders, like IL does.  The moto-unit's main function is to "show the flag".  Escort duty, special events, that kind of stuff.  Parade duty.

 

I forgot to mention that there has been, and might still be, a Honda ST1300 copsycle to.  If it's an early enough model they can develop a serious buck-and-weave above 100 mph.  I've seen it.

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7 hours ago, SprintST said:

It's my understanding that copsycles very rarely ever have to go at high speeds.  Best use for them in speed trapping is to set them up as the gunner, and then have car/SUV units down the road to net the speeders, like IL does.  The moto-unit's main function is to "show the flag".  Escort duty, special events, that kind of stuff.  Parade duty.

 

I forgot to mention that there has been, and might still be, a Honda ST1300 copsycle to.  If it's an early enough model they can develop a serious buck-and-weave above 100 mph.  I've seen it.

 

You will never see a officer on a Harley in any type of high speed pursuit, that's a fact!

 

Hahahahahahahaha, made myself laugh!

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