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post #1 of 18 Old 08-22-2018, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Bike Cops TV Show

A new series following Sydney motorcycle cops started last night on CH 7.

Bike Cops is narrated by Brendan Jones (2WS DJ) who does ride - every day on his HD.

You'll notice some of the bikes (FJR1300) have VIP numberplates as they do escort work as well as their HWP role.

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Ok who is the one in australia downloading porn, i keep getting time out messages on the video.

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Never met a motorcycle cop that is as happy as those guys. Must be TV stars in the making :-)
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Watch it here: https://7plus.com.au/motorbike-cops

Very entertaining but I had to wonder at the practicality of having two police riding around as a team on these motorcycles. Two police in a car have a bootful of gear as well as an onboard computer. Did you see how they needed to call in a patrol car to identify a driver who was not carrying his licence?

Two FJR1300's, all of the motorcycle specific clothing, and all of the motorcycle specific bolt on's must surely equal if not exceed the cost of a patrol car - and be far less capable.
I would certainly not like to be part of a car chase on a motorcycle!

I just cannot see the practicality of them as they were being used. I have seen DR650's doing the same duty - and they have advantages over an FJR1300.

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Yeah that's where i was, still getting timeouts, maybe it's because i'm in canada.

As for checking plates, they have onboard radios here, and dispatchers to do it for them

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I just cannot see the practicality of them as they were being used. I have seen DR650's doing the same duty - and they have advantages over an FJR1300.
NSW cops also use Yamaha WR450 for off road policing

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Yeah that's where i was, still getting timeouts, maybe it's because i'm in canada.

As for checking plates, they have onboard radios here, and dispatchers to do it for them
Many Patrol cars here now have cameras which "throw up" an alert via the onboard computer if a car is stolen, or is owned by a disqualified driver, or is unregistered, etc. etc. and they just pull that car over for inspection.

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NSW cops also use Yamaha WR450 for off road policing
And Suzuki DR650 as well.
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Watch it here: https://7plus.com.au/motorbike-cops


I would certainly not like to be part of a car chase on a motorcycle!

I just cannot see the practicality of them as they were being used. I have seen DR650's doing the same duty - and they have advantages over an FJR1300.
You can outrun a patrol car on any half reasonable motorbike, and even if you have a high performance car the odds are you can lose them...

But there are not many riders ( or drivers ) who can outrun a trained cop on an FJR/BMW police bike.
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How true Ock
I think the local postie would catch me.
These guys ride day in day out, if we did that we would be awesome as well.
Just like any tradesman, hone your skills and will be good.
Funny thing is I wave to them and sometime get a wave back.

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