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New UK Patrol Bike

I wonder how long until we start seeing these here in the Colonies?


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I've got a few miles on one of those myself, but can't imagine a LEO spending all day on one.

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Same colours similarly laid out but not necessarily a police bike. No gear. That said it looks pretty cool.
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Same colours similarly laid out but not necessarily a police bike. No gear. That said it looks pretty cool.
Looks to me like its got a seal and reads "Police" on the windscreen.

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I stand corrected, I'll do much better once we get vision care at the office.
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I stand corrected, I'll do much better once we get vision care at the office.
Good thing you are in Alberta so there is no chance of your post starting another Obamacare debate.

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Do you have these recovery bikes in the States - Perfect for quick pickups and weaving through traffic to a scene of an accident or Breakdown.






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That does not look like a police vehicle either.
And even less like tow/recovery vehicle. On the original vehicle that sticker on the windshield could mean it belongs to the rider who is a cop. Perhaps!
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The BM in Ken's post is definitely a UK police bike, and the recovery leadwing in my pics are operated on behalf of the Highways Agency. All the towing dolly folds up and fits in the weird unit on the back of the bike.

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and the recovery leadwing in my pics are operated on behalf of the Highways Agency. All the towing dolly folds up and fits in the weird unit on the back of the bike.
That is fine, but did they intentionally make it look like Bozo the clown should be aboard? I know visibility is important, but, pink?

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I know visibility is important . . .
And you noticed it right away, didn't you . . .

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And you noticed it right away, didn't you . . .
+1 Peculiar choice of color.
Is that the only objective to notice it right away. How about taking it to be a serious working vehicle. Its like being pulled over by the police driving an ice cream truck. Why not the bright neon color of jackets and vests I sure they get immediate attention also. Those Britts . . .
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The BM in Ken's post is definitely a UK police bike, and the recovery leadwing in my pics are operated on behalf of the Highways Agency. All the towing dolly folds up and fits in the weird unit on the back of the bike.
OK I see a GW1800.
What is the hp on that bike. Is it a regular goldwing or do they boost the horse power to move heavier vehicles than the bike itself. What is the idea here. I see the patrol officer on his bike and the tow bike has one seat so where does the second helper ride. Or does he go in the back the along with the tow contraption.
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These have been posted about several times over the past few years. Not new at all.

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