U.S. cops could ride Concours 14

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Don’t run from the Concours 14 police bike.

Kawasaki U.S.A. has made its Concours
14 ABS Police model available to American police agencies.

Police unit preparation will be handled
through a partnership with Beaudry Motors, and sales and support will
be available through Kawsasaki’s 1,000-plus American dealerships.

Kawasaki says its Concours 14 offers
"significant competitive advantages for law enforcement agencies,
compared to the police offerings from competing manufacturers."

It would be the hardest-accelerating
motorcycle used in large numbers by police forces and Kawasaki claims
it would offer the best handling at high speeds.

A traction control system would also be
available on the bike. The Concours police bikes would be fitted for
a tighter turning radius and would come with an adjustable
speedometer and a second wiring harness for electric gadgets.

Depending on model year and options
selected, police forces would pay from $16,000 to $22,000 for the
Kawasaki.

1 COMMENT

  1. The main claimed advantage is in maintenance costs. Putting a clutch in a ZX14 costs a whole lot less than putting one in a BMW, and cops go through a lot of clutches. Back in the day, Metro Toronto Police even tried Honda CB750 automatics, but the gendarmes thought they were too ‘fragile’…

  2. “Kawasaki says its Concours 14 offers “significant competitive advantages for law enforcement agencies, compared to the police offerings from competing manufacturers.”

    I know Harley doesn’t have any witty responses to that, but I wonder what the folks at BMW have to say?

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