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

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2008 Custom Built Motorcycles Panhead CUSTOM PANHEAD MOTORCYCLE

2008 Custom Built Motorcycles Panhead  CUSTOM PANHEAD MOTORCYCLE
Price:
$16,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
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Seller: eBay

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster 2005 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883 **397 Miles

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster  2005 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883 **397 Miles
Current price:
$5,000.00
Type:
Auction
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2003 Harley-Davidson Touring 2003 Road King Classic

2003 Harley-Davidson Touring  2003 Road King Classic
Price:
$7,000.00
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Seller: eBay

1992 Harley-Davidson FXRP Harley Davidson FXRP (Police)

1992 Harley-Davidson FXRP  Harley Davidson FXRP (Police)
Current price:
$7,800.00
Type:
Auction
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BMW K1600GT 2018 BMW K1600GT New

BMW K1600GT  2018 BMW K1600GT New
Price:
$27,740.00
Type:
Fixed price
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Seller: eBay

2011 Suzuki GSX-R 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750

2011 Suzuki GSX-R  2011 Suzuki GSX-R750
Price:
$7,200.00
Type:
Fixed price
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Seller: eBay

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail 2012 Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB - Mileage under 3K

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail  2012 Fat Boy Lo FLSTFB - Mileage under 3K
Price:
$11,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
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Seller: eBay
 
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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.