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    New Police bike?

    It sort of makes me think of a T W on steroids with a cheaper price.

    Finally, a Police Motorcycle Earns the MO Seal of Approval - Motorcycle.com News
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    I'm in favor of it, motorcycle cops are some of the best riders out there and there's just no outrunning them when they're on ST1300s, Connie 14s, or BMWs.

    Put them on 250 singles and give the common hooligan a fighting chance!
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    This should make the CSC RX3 fans feel vindicated. It would be a reasonable urban or park patrol machine but it will need pursuit back-up as with the drag from lights and sirens it will not be able to achieve the claimed downhill with a tailwind combined max possible speed of 84mph coupled with 70 mpg. But that is O.K. Worth foliowing this story to see if any departments embrace the CSC.
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    I don't think the lack of top speed will be a deal killer. You cannot outrun their radio anyway.
    Besides they often have a bear in the air and you will really have to be some rider to lose him.
    I think the low speed maneuverability and a price that says if they have to throw it down to leap off and grapple with a suspect could prove out well.
    As an urban copcycle it could be a winner. Out on the highway the bigger bikes will hold favor.
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    Kind of seems like an early April Fool's joke to me...haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonBenito View Post
    I'm in favor of it, motorcycle cops are some of the best riders out there and there's just no outrunning them when they're on ST1300s, Connie 14s, or BMWs.

    Put them on 250 singles and give the common hooligan a fighting chance!
    Yep. $500 ticket from an ST1300 cop...forced me to sell my Ninja 500 and give up spirited street riding forever...and left a rather bitter taste in my mouth
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    But did he chase you down or just cook you with his portable microwave device?
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    Police here don't pursue riders who don't pull over.
    No helicopters, too easy for riders to get away, more dangerous for other drivers if the Police try to pursue.
    So idiots (almost always on sport bikes) pull wheelies and go through red lights and flip off the cops.
    License plate? sure they have one... somewhere on the bike.
    Can't read it? "Oh, how'd that happen?"

    Makes the other 90+% of riders really mad that these jerks are making a lot of bad feelings about motorcycles.
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    Quote from press release "30-day no-obligation evaluation period" sounds like a good deal for many PDs across the country

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    As some of you know, I'm pretty anti-cop. Not in the "black lives matter" respect, but in the "they're a bunch of power-hungry bullies" respect, regardless of what your ethnic background is. I think it should be illegal for motorcycle cops to do traffic enforcement. They should be limited to emergency response and general patrolling. Furthermore, cops shouldn't be driving big sedans or SUVs. Put them in something economical like a diesel Chevy Cruze or a hybrid and save some taxpayer money both on vehicle purchase cost, but also fuel. If they need to haul somebody in, they can call in for a larger vehicle (of which there would be far fewer). The same thing goes (times ten) for sports cars. Cops have NO need whatosever for sports cars. Too many a-holes are attracted to being cops because of these kinds of "perks" that shouldn't exist in the first place. It's an abuse of taxpayer money, coupled with their own holier-than-thou attitude.

    Like others in this thread said, high speed chases are a thing of the past, and you can't outrun the radio. So they don't need fast cars. It's time to separate the people who want to be cops because they want to be public servants from those who just want the badge and instant respect.

    So this new 250cc bike is perfect. It'll get awesome mileage, give them maneuverability, etc.
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