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Well, we decided on new bikes for the department. Should be
ordering them in the next couple weeks, and they'll take about
six weeks to arrive. Hopin' to have them out on the road by
mid-February or so. I can't wait! The higher-ups were pushing
hard for Harleys, but thankfully we were able to convince them
that the Kawasaki Concours is a better choice by far.

It's a 1400cc, liquid cooled, inline 4, DOHC.
Compared to Harley's 1600cc, air-cooled, v-twin.

155 horses compared to Harley's 110ish.

102lbft of torque @ 6200rpm compared to Harley's [email protected]

Positive Neutral: No matter how fast or hard you slam up the gear
shift lever, it will always go into neutral unless you briefly release,
then shift into second. This is especially helpful for us in situations
where we have to park and dismount quickly (foot pursuit, etc.).
It pretty much goes without saying that Harley doesn't offer that.

Much higher output alternator than Harley to handle all the accessories
required by law enforcement (lights, siren, air horn, RADAR, LIDAR,
heated seats/grips/gear, etc.).

Tighter turning radius than Harleys.

Traction control standard. Harley doesn't even offer it.

Motorized adjustable windshield. Not offered by Harley.

Clutch job (parts, fluids, and labor) costing less than $400 and just a couple hours of downtime. Harley's cost $1200.

It weighs approximately 135lbs less than the Harley, which is quite
significant when you're throwing that weight around eight hours a day.

1/4 time is [email protected] Harley's is [email protected]

0-60 time is 2.9 seconds. Harley wouldn't even post theirs.

0-100 time is 9.7 seconds. Harley's was close to 30 seconds.

The acceleration times are obviously an important element for us, since
we are frequently going from a standstill to at least 60mph to catch
violators.

Anyway, there aren't many pics of the 2011 Concours on the web yet,
but I found a couple. We are getting ours painted all black with
silver markings, and blue LEDS (clear when off). In addition, we are
purchasing Shark Evoline 2 helmets, painted all black (they can be
worn as a full face or open face). Can't wait! Goodbye BMW!!





 

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Sweet. :bigthumbsup:
 

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Police here in Midwest City, OK., ride Beemers. Pretty nice bikes. Glad I have not had to talk to them face-to-face yet.:cop::D
 

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Awesome

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Goina Do, Whatcha Goina Do Now. Sounds like one bad azz machine and a perfect fit for the work you do. Inexpensive to maintain compared to the Hogs for sure. MORE MONEY FOR AMMO! :hot: YEssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

Thanks for your service keeping the peace bro. :bigthumbsup: I used to be in the same line of work myself.

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Well, we decided on new bikes for the department. Should be
ordering them in the next couple weeks, and they'll take about
six weeks to arrive. Hopin' to have them out on the road by
mid-February or so. I can't wait! The higher-ups were pushing
hard for Harleys, but thankfully we were able to convince them
that the Kawasaki Concours is a better choice by far.

It's a 1400cc, liquid cooled, inline 4, DOHC.
Compared to Harley's 1600cc, air-cooled, v-twin.

155 horses compared to Harley's 110ish.

102lbft of torque @ 6200rpm compared to Harley's [email protected]

Positive Neutral: No matter how fast or hard you slam up the gear
shift lever, it will always go into neutral unless you briefly release,
then shift into second. This is especially helpful for us in situations
where we have to park and dismount quickly (foot pursuit, etc.).
It pretty much goes without saying that Harley doesn't offer that.

Much higher output alternator than Harley to handle all the accessories
required by law enforcement (lights, siren, air horn, RADAR, LIDAR,
heated seats/grips/gear, etc.).

Tighter turning radius than Harleys.

Traction control standard. Harley doesn't even offer it.

Motorized adjustable windshield. Not offered by Harley.

Clutch job (parts, fluids, and labor) costing less than $400 and just a couple hours of downtime. Harley's cost $1200.

It weighs approximately 135lbs less than the Harley, which is quite
significant when you're throwing that weight around eight hours a day.

1/4 time is [email protected] Harley's is [email protected]

0-60 time is 2.9 seconds. Harley wouldn't even post theirs.

0-100 time is 9.7 seconds. Harley's was close to 30 seconds.

The acceleration times are obviously an important element for us, since
we are frequently going from a standstill to at least 60mph to catch
violators.

Anyway, there aren't many pics of the 2011 Concours on the web yet,
but I found a couple. We are getting ours painted all black with
silver markings, and blue LEDS (clear when off). In addition, we are
purchasing Shark Evoline 2 helmets, painted all black (they can be
worn as a full face or open face). Can't wait! Goodbye BMW!!





 

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Nice bike !! Must be nice to have a job that requires you to ride a motorcycle.
 

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Ha ha, we can out run the victorys but not the Connies :D The CHPs here are gonna start running Concours too. Nice rides
 

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KevinT, hopefully your department will go with a good tire when the stock bridgestones wear out. The Michelin PR2 and the Pirelli Angel ST are the preferred tires on the concours forum. I run the PR2's and really like them, plus they will last almost twice as long as the bridgestones, also they provide more traction, and better feedback.
 

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Where is the link to join the police force? If I get to ride that all day, I am game!
 

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One of the Departments I install tracking computers for went with the Connies a year ago and they absolutely love them. Said it's the best decision they have made in a while.
 

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I'm in Newport News.

And someone asked about the Beemers.... We've had the Beemers since
'99. Currently we have 1 '99, 4 '04s, and 2 '08s. They're ok bikes, I guess.
They just cost so much to maintain. And they just don't run as smooth
as they should for what they cost.
 
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