Have you ever wondered what motorcycles police drive? My buddy of mine is a police officer and he often times drives a motorcycle on duty. Police enforcement motorcycles are some of the best vehicles in the game.
Police motorcycles are very quick, and when you see them on the road, often times our eyes miss them because they are so quick. In this article we have listed some of the most common motorcycles that are used in police enforcement.
1. Harley Davidson
Harley Davidson models are well known within the police and law enforcement forces. Throughout the years, I’ve seen Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles from the Electra Glide to Road Glide and even the Harley Sportster.
The Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles are most likely custom made to have better suspension and riding positions, but now when we say “better,” we often get them all up in arms because why wouldn’t they make them better for everyone? That’s not the case, these Harley models are customized so they can fit all the aspects a police needs, such as controls, sirens and additional lights. They are usually built to tailor police office use in the force.
2. Zero DSRP
The United States Police force started implementing a few of these models. The Zero DSRP is known for it’s tremendous acceleration and environment-friendly machine. Zero was the first motorcycle make to start making 100% electric motorcycles, these models are worth researching more.
The Zero Motorcycle Brand has a phenomenal story to tell everyone, they have been working on making efficient electric motorcycles ever since 2006, Harley Davidson didn’t release their first electric motorcycle until 2019. Learn more about Zero and how they have changed the industry.
3. BMW R1200RT
BMW is a well known brand manufactured in Germany. Some say the BMW RT models are amongst the most popular police motorcycles in the force. Even when I am driving down the road, I am seeing more and more of these motorcycles out there. They are extremely popular since they feature a reliable engine and improved maneuverability.
If you take a look at the specs, it boasts 109 horse power, meanwhile a 6000 rpm torque. It also features a shaft drive and six-speed gearbox with a 1,170 cc flat-twin engine. Check out the beauty below.
|Engine Type||Air-/liquid-cooled, DOHC, flat twin|
|Max Power||125 horsepower @ 7750 rpm|
|Max Speed||125 MPH +|
|Battery||12 V / 16 Ah, maintenance-free|
4. Yamaha FJR1300P
The Yamaha FJR1200P is a well known police motorcycle in a variety of countries including the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Australia. The Yamaha FJR is most liked because of its top end power, it’s 4-line / 4 cylinder engine produces as much as 140 horse power. That’s why this motorcycle isn’t bad for highway chases.
There are various features that help with this motorcycle so you can sustain its high speed stability, including its low center of gravity and maximum power of 8,000 RPMs.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC|
|Max Power||107.50 kW / 8,000 rpm|
|Max Speed||125 MPH + (Not Accurate)|
|Battery||12 V – 12.0 Ah|
5. Honda ST1300P
The Honda ST1300P is one of a kind. Honda is well known for its “easy-to-use” motorcycle models. Honda is also a trust manufacturer in the car and dirt bike industries. This Honda is used mostly in Malaysian Police Force and other countries.
|Engine Type||4-stroke V-Twin Engine|
|Max Power||118 HP / 8,000 rpm|
|Max Speed||141 MPH|
|Battery||12.8 V – 12.0 Ah|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a police motorcycle top speed? According to the Blue Line in 2017, the top speed of a police motorcycle is 136 MPH and 218 KM/H. This is tested based on the BMW R1200 RT-P model.
Are police motorcycles faster than normal motorcycles? Police motorcycles aren’t necessarily customized to go faster than your traditional motorcycle models, but they are customized to fit the needs in the work force such as lights, sirens and controls.