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Old 01-31-2014, 04:24 PM   #41
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Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Kingdom of Belgium
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Motorcycle police is common in Europe.
Manned speed traps on highways rely on them to do the intercept. They do surveillance in woods, beaches, towns.
A department is also strict in picking the right bike for the job. They are not forced to a mark or model for other reasons than task related.

Major trauma centers have conducted tests and have or are investing in an emergency equipped motorcycle.

Fire departments in wooded areas do use motorcycles.

We have the impression that the common view on motorcycles in the US puts them in the entertainment box: something blingbling to cherish in the living room or to load in a pickup for a short ride in the park, with more time spent in the car than on the bike itself.
Perhaps time to reinvent the twowheeler as an efficient and economic tool?
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