...they beat out BMW and Honda because? :
"People pull up next to you and say, 'Hey, you got a Harley. That's a nice bike,' " said Officer Terry Sarabia.
"It's people friendly. People like to talk to you about your Harley. It's an ice-breaker between police and the citizens."
"When we've had them out on the street, we've had pretty positive reaction," said Motorcycle Sgt. Mary Kay Slyter. "Harley is American."
..."Many of the officers who rode each bike said they preferred the Harley because of its seating comfort, braking ability, handling and performance, Schuler said."
OK, so maybe the seats ARE more comfortable....
SOOOoooo Mary Kay, I guess performance takes a back seat to public relations..
I'll bet they use Colt 38 revolvers instead of Glock 40's as well.
This could never
happen in Scottsdale. it would go more like this:
"People pull up next to you and say, 'Hey, you got a Bimmer, didn't know they made motorcycles." said Officer Buffy Peters.
"It's got great performance, ABS brakes and hauls butt, perfect for catching Lhamborghinis, and is people friendly. People like to talk to you about your Bimmer since just about every one in town drives one! It's an ice-breaker between police and the citizens, and speaking of ice lets go get a couple of Cosmoplitans at the Ritz!" said officer Biff Johnson.
"When we've had them out on the street, we've had pretty positive reaction," said Buffy. "BMW is German and we need to keep our streets clear of all that inferior American iron."