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    Toronto Police Try RT-Ps

    I found this item in the BMW CCA magazine (The Roundel) today. Seems the Toronto, ON Police are considering replacing HDs with RT-Ps. Model shown is clearly not a 2010, so who knows how old the photo is. See attached photo of a very hi-viz RT-P with some interesting details.
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    I've wondered a long time why why North American motor officers didn't have the same level of protection as their European counterparts.

    Hopefully Toronto sets a precedent here and it spreads to other departments.
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    La Surete du Quebec has been using BMW RT's for quite a while (K75RT-P/R11RT-P and R1200RT-P). It's kinda weird to see an officer performing radar standing close to the same bike you ride.

    Hopefully they'll make a rational decision rather then the "scuff on the boots" from the shifter like our own city police.
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    Toronto RT-Ps...more information

    I did a search of the Toronto Police website, and found more information. Turns out the photo from the Roundel is not accurate. The actual five trial BMWs are painted in a more conventional pattern. The police uniforms though are high-viz, and seem to have some protective features including armor. They'll also be using modular helmets. Here's a link to the Toronto PD website, and in the piece is a YouTube video with shots of the bikes and the officers' new uniforms:

    http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modul...ticle&sid=4725
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    The police in Qu?®bec have a long history with BMW motorcycles. In 1984 (?) for the pope's visit to Qu?®bec city, the police (city) had special white R100RTs (RS?) set up for the event. As Johnny mentionned, the Suret?® du Qu?®bec has been running them for years (10-15?).

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    the Atlantic City police like them...

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    In the 90s the Toronto police had some K75 police bikes. I don't know how long they used them or why they got rid of them, but I remember seeing them on the street.

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    Saw a couple of them yesterday on the QEW (this is a city highway)
    Looked good

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    Quote Originally Posted by angysdad View Post
    The police in Qu?®bec have a long history with BMW motorcycles. In 1984 (?) for the pope's visit to Qu?®bec city, the police (city) had special white R100RTs (RS?) set up for the event. As Johnny mentionned, the Suret?® du Qu?®bec has been running them for years (10-15?).

    previously posted under 'motorrad...

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46175

    the Atlantic City police like them...
    Here in Ottawa we had H-D Pope specials. Interesting regional differences.

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