Surprise, surprise! I just learned that the Toronto Police Service did another trial of BMW police issue bikes (click on the title to see the video). That was in 2010 and it was supposed to be a 1-year trial. The cops purchased five R1200RT’s, modular helmets and ballistic nylon armoured riding uniforms to bring them into the 21st Century.
Deputy Chief Tony Warr initiated the review of motorcycles after seeing the BMW R1200RT. “We always have to take a look at what equipment we’re using,” Warr said, of the evaluation, comparing the BMWs to the Harley Davidson Electra Glide police specials currently used by traffic officers. Warr spent the first four years of his policing career atop a Harley Davidson. “Their size and mobility make them the perfect vehicles to transport officers through the city.”
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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