Ex-Police Bikes

Since the very early days of motoring, the emergency services have relied on motorcycles as one of the quickest and most convenient forms of response on the highways and byways of the world. In the UK the sight of a white BMW, Honda Pan European or Yamaha FJ1300 with a blue flashing light attached is familiar to every motorist, though not necessarily one you want in your rear view mirror! – As well as local and regional civilian Police forces, motorcycles are also used by military police forces, transport police and emergency breakdown services such as the AA and RAC.

 

Ex-Police & Services Motorcycles For Sale

Honda Pan European ST1100 2001 ABS X Police Bike Spare or Repair

Honda Pan European ST1100 2001 ABS X Police Bike Spare or Repair
Current price:
£515.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
5
Ends in:
0d 11h 36m
Seller: eBay

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTPI POLICE ELECTRAGLIDE. 2000

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTPI POLICE ELECTRAGLIDE. 2000
Price:
£5,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 14h 2m
Seller: eBay

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTPI POLICE ELECTRAGLIDE. 2000

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTPI POLICE ELECTRAGLIDE. 2000
Price:
£7,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 14h 2m
Seller: eBay

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTPI POLICE ELECTRAGLIDE. 2000

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHTPI POLICE ELECTRAGLIDE. 2000
Price:
£5,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 11h 17m
Seller: eBay

Harley-Davidson US Police Bike

Harley-Davidson US Police Bike
Current price:
£4,400.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
10
Ends in:
3d 18h 50m
Seller: eBay

ww2 military 1940 Royal Enfield 350cc with a pile of parts

ww2 military 1940 Royal Enfield 350cc with a pile of parts
Price:
£5,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 8h 40m
Seller: eBay

NM 125-S CAFE RACER CLASSIC ARMY MOTORCYCLE BRAND NEW

NM 125-S CAFE RACER CLASSIC ARMY MOTORCYCLE BRAND NEW
Price:
£1,499.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 13h 22m
Seller: eBay

1976 Moto Guzzi V7 California Police Special

1976 Moto Guzzi V7 California Police Special
Price:
£12,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 14h 16m
Seller: eBay

VELOCETTE LE 1964 SPARES OR REPAIR B REG EX POLICE

VELOCETTE  LE 1964 SPARES OR REPAIR  B REG EX POLICE
Current price:
£180.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
9
Ends in:
4d 18h 32m
Seller: eBay

Royal Enfield Army Bullet 500 - 2004

Royal Enfield Army Bullet 500 - 2004
Price:
£2,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 15h 16m
Seller: eBay
 

 

Whilst the British motorcycle industry flourished, most UK police forces used Triumph and Norton machines (often the Triumph Saint and Norton Interpol models), though several used BSA motorcycles as well. During the 1950’s and into the 1960’s more than fifty local forces used the legendary Velocette LE (famously known as the ‘Noddy Bike’) making it a very common sight on British roads of the time.

In recent years BMW and Honda motorcycles have become the preferred choice for most UK forces, with both manufacturers offering police specification motorcycles. Honda’s Pan European (originally in ST1100 form, latterly the STX1300) is a high speed sports touring bike that was used extensively until very recently, though BMW police bikes now appear to be favoured by most forces. BMW produce a specific version of the R1200RT for use by emergency services, known as the R1200RT-P. This bike features additional equipment including engine and pannier crash bars, single rather than dual seats, plus uprated electrical systems. Whilst large capacity road machines are most common, you might find other ex police bikes for sale including off-roaders such as Suzuki’s DRZ400 or the Yamaha WR250 and WR400.

Ex Police motorcycles tend to be very sought after on the used bike market. Many ex police bikes will have seen day to day use and have covered extremely high mileages, but will have been extremely well looked after while in service and will have received fastiduous attention when required. A used police BMW or Honda can make a great buy and very often they represent superb value for money for sports touring enthusiasts on a budget.