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LAPD's new ride

Why not a Versys? Cost was a main reason I am guessing as the article mentions.

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/lapd-ju...140051034.html

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California will give them $$$$$ in rebates.

But I doubt that they will end up working out. Motors need to idle for hours with the lights on... esp motor cops who direct traffic.

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Money is no object when we a talking taxpayer dollars.
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Money is no object when we a talking taxpayer dollars.
If they end up working out and are able to handle a full day on the street... The bikes will be a lot cheaper to maintain than a Harley or BMW.

Only time will tell..

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Just like electric cars, there will be no savings.
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They should make Barbara Boxer and Nancy Peloski ride them for their Govt.Vehicle......

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California will give them $$$$$ in rebates.

But I doubt that they will end up working out. Motors need to idle for hours with the lights on... esp motor cops who direct traffic.
I agree. The lights, siren, radios, GPS, etc. would be the same drain on the batteries, all day long, whether the motor is on or off.
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Hillarious comments guys I laughed all the way through.

I hope it works out great for them! LOL

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The PD here in down town Dallas, ride a three-weeler with all the lights wistles and bell`s
that is a stand up and ride kinda like the stand up 2 wee-ler, the sedgeway
but only around the downtown area
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They should make Barbara Boxer and Nancy Peloski ride them for their Govt.Vehicle......

Because the battery won't handle the siren and lights, the cop has to carry a siren and light pole in a battery powered back pack.
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