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    Police get Electric Dual Sport Zero

    Local Truckee police just got a stealthy trail patrol bike, a Zero FXP. Justified by "low pollution" as well as allowing officers to respond less out of breath than on a bicycle. Too many donuts perhaps? Anyways press release stated "When the weather is appropriate, the motorcycle will be used daily upon Truckee’s ... off-road areas." I bet! Can I volunteer?user36512-1463785353-media1.jpg
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    Alot of money for not much range....they should have bought TDUBS

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    With those tires they are not getting out on any trails. Some easy FSRs and a quick run to the donut shop.
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    They wanted something quiet to sneak up on people!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Local Truckee police just got a stealthy trail patrol bike, a Zero FXP. Justified by "low pollution" as well as allowing officers to respond less out of breath than on a bicycle. Too many donuts perhaps? Anyways press release stated "When the weather is appropriate, the motorcycle will be used daily upon Truckee’s ... off-road areas." I bet! Can I volunteer?user36512-1463785353-media1.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    They wanted something quiet to sneak up on people!
    An then they added flashing lights and a siren... kinda blows the stealth aproach. Hmmm, Ya, I wonder if they added the rack on the back for the large box of Munchkins.
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    Thats exactly what what they do here, they have silencing kits on quads and sneak up on off-roaders by making their own trails destroying all kinds of fauna and then come blasting out into the open turning on sirens and writing tickets for riding on established trails that they don't want us on. The rules don't seem to apply to them though. They're out quite a bit joy riding, it's obvious that things are no longer the way they should be.

    Quote Originally Posted by indigo View Post
    An then they added flashing lights and a siren... kinda blows the stealth aproach. Hmmm, Ya, I wonder if they added the rack on the back for the large box of Munchkins.

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    I have a Zero; but I can't see it as a police bike.

    You can get, at best, with the new ones, about 150 miles. And police use is not generally gentle-throttle. About four hours a day of use, AT BEST, is my guess. Then back to the charger, while the Motors cops regroup at Dunkin Donuts.

    The price is far from cheap. And they ARE NOT "zero emissions." Generation of electricity involves emissions - and a helluva lot of losses in transmission to your local outlet.

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    I'd rather have them on these than mraps.



    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
    I have a Zero; but I can't see it as a police bike.

    You can get, at best, with the new ones, about 150 miles. And police use is not generally gentle-throttle. About four hours a day of use, AT BEST, is my guess. Then back to the charger, while the Motors cops regroup at Dunkin Donuts.

    The price is far from cheap. And they ARE NOT "zero emissions." Generation of electricity involves emissions - and a helluva lot of losses in transmission to your local outlet.

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