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post #1 of 27 Old 08-05-2019, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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V Strom 650 as a Police Motorcycle - Photo

Two local Police Departments are using the v-strom 650 as police motorcycles. One department has one and the other is using two. Several other departments are interested and are evaluating the results. Here's a photo of one ready for delivery that is fully outfitted and ready to go.
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post #2 of 27 Old 08-06-2019, 01:09 AM
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Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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I see no panniers like the larger Harleys and GW I typically see. This has to be an advantage not only at reducing heft, but also adding to the agility to work through traffic. The factory white bodywork lends itself well to official duties too. Less costly body damage in the event of a spill, less than half the cost new versus the GW or H-D, & better fuel economy. The only negative I see is wind protection/full fairing, but unless running at highway speeds all day, it may not be needed.
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I have to say that I see people in front of me when riding that are checking their rear view
to see if I'm a cop. I guess the white / black theme seems to represent a police bike look.

It's even worse if I ride with my police issue Trooper helmet. Easier to get around town though.
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Victoria BC police department has switched from the Victory to the 1000 VStrom for its police bikes.
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Very cool! Great bikes for the job IMO!

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Why the skid plate? they going to be chasing dirt bikes? it doesn't look to have a center stand which would be great for maintenance. they would want to check the oil level often if driven all day every day. I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up with additional small saddlebags.

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Why the skid plate?
My guess would be to avoid someone messing with the oil filter maliciously
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Not sure whether it was the 650 or 1000, but I saw some police on VStroms in Basseterre, St. Kitts in May of this year.
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On the iPad so learning the attachment process. I attempted to attach a pic of a police motorcycle I saw when in Cuba last year before most US travel was banned. The bike itself looks like a gen 1 wee but to me it looks like a single cylinder thumper. If the attachment didnít make it Iíll add it from the pc in the morning
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