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    BMW loses CHP Contract

    I am sad to see BMW didn't get the next 2 year contract for CHP. They are moving to the Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS P for $2000 cheaper.

    http://www.government-fleet.com/News...otorcycle.aspx
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    No BMW for CHP

    I am sad to see BMW didn't get the next 2 year contract CHP. They are moving to the Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS P for $2000 cheaper.

    http://www.government-fleet.com/News...otorcycle.aspx
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    Good, we'll soon see fricaseed Chips along I-5
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    I see the outfit that is selling them is in IDAHO. Wouldn't it have been better to buy from a dealer in CA? Might help us out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k100lt View Post
    I see the outfit that is selling them is in IDAHO. Wouldn't it have been better to buy from a dealer in CA? Might help us out.
    That's OK, some California dealers will get to pre-deliver them and do the service work. Sales to law enforcement agencies generally are at close to actual dealer invoice or below with some factory assistance. I'm sure Kawasaki is very happy to have the CHP on their machines again.
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    Talking

    Maybe you'll have Ponch & Jon back on patrol.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by k100lt View Post
    I see the outfit that is selling them is in IDAHO. Wouldn't it have been better to buy from a dealer in CA? Might help us out.
    interestingly, beaudry motorsports is a BMW dealer, too!

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    Not surprising. With states strapped for cash, getting an equivalent machine for $2K cheaper seems like the prudent thing to do.
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    Interesting comparison

    http://www.kawasakipolice.com/index....=93&Itemid=100

    Also it seems that Beaudry adds some of their own mods to the bike. Good reason why any Kawasaki dealer wasn't chosen.
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    Not your daddys (or should I say Ponch & Johns?) Kawasaki
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    I would imagine that the cost per mile is going to be noticably lower with the Kaws over the BMWs too.
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    Now if California can come up with the money to pay for them.
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    This thread is being moved to the Motorrad forum since it isn't Oilhead specific.

    Please hang on as it scoots over..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Not surprising. With states strapped for cash, getting an equivalent machine for $2K cheaper seems like the prudent thing to do.
    Seems to me the prudent thing to do would be to use the bikes they already have rather than buy new ones. That would save even more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiba13 View Post
    Seems to me the prudent thing to do would be to use the bikes they already have rather than buy new ones. That would save even more money.

    --chiba
    I'm sure the officers riding them wouldn't think it was such a great idea.

    Most states have a replacement plan in place. At some point, maintenance becomes more expensive and the bikes less reliable.

    But I just ride them so what do I know.
    Last edited by Bud; 10-07-2010 at 09:52 PM. Reason: Duh moment.
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