Gear: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide-FLHTP

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Harley-Davidson Electra Glide-FLHTP

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Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Motorcycles
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Description:

One of the most popular law enforcement models, the Electra Glide-FLHTP will give motor officers a smooth ride. The bike comes standard with a heavy duty charging system as well as police tires, rear rack, solo seat and antilock brakes.

Member Reviews

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    jkarange, Sat, 05 May 2007 00:58:03 UTC.
    1st review

    Excellent bike for the job. She can handle the corners and gets up and goes! With the extra charging power, it can handle running radar and the lights all day.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 27 Aug 2007 20:15:09 UTC.

    Sweetest motor bike ever made.

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    fpdadam54, Thu, 13 Sep 2007 20:15:05 UTC.

    We have leased two of the FLHTPI's for 6 years and are going to buy 2 next year. Thay are great for around town and going down the highway. Not fast but quik enough to surprise other bikes.

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    julz, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 04:27:16 UTC.

    This bike has a lot of get up and go..long lasting power to run extra needed equipment..it's also very manageable for its size!

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    TheSarge, Sun, 30 Sep 2007 20:27:16 UTC.

    Even though it's heavy and doesn't have a great hole shot for those quick accelerations to catch up to the 80 MPH speedsters, this is a great 'couch' to ride all day. Yes, that is right! I called it a 'couch' because that's what I felt like I was riding all day. Pure pleasure. And what job do you have that let's you ride a couch all day? Lotsa fun on this scoot.

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    deputy186, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 14:18:53 UTC.

    Not only did I ride them at work, I have the police version as a personal bike too. Super bike and very comfortable to ride!

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    scott557, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 00:36:52 UTC.

    Just purchased 07 FLHPI. What a smooth ride.

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    pd25yrs, Wed, 24 Oct 2007 16:45:04 UTC.

    I bought my 07 FLHTP in March 07 and have already put on over 12000 miles. I love going on long hauls on this bike. Comfort is the word. If you haven't received word yet, there is a recall on the bike to add a CRV (compression release valve) which they are adding to all the 08's. You get a new head out of it, which seems like a bonus to me. I took it in yesterday morning and had it back by 4:00pm. What a deal....Love this bike.

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    lpwalkerjr, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 21:54:44 UTC.

    I spent several years riding this model. I will admit that it was dependable in that it always started when I got on it, but in other areas it left much to be desired. Like some other officers, I have never been that enthralled by the "Harley" mystique. I look at it as a tool used to accomplish a mission. As a police bike, its acceleration is woefully lacking. Top end is regrettably too slow at around 105 mph, and it takes all day to get there. I don't think it would do 110 if you dropped it off the Empire State Building. It's sluggish at slow speed and steers heavy at high speeds, or Harley's attempt at high speed. I will say that at 105 it is very stable, but anything that heavy has little other choice. The ground clearance is a joke. Any tight turn will be met with scraping running boards and often frame contact. Braking on the model I rode without anti-lock brakes was like stopping a Mack truck with crepe paper. I would recommend this machine for any guy suffering his mid-life crisis who wants to ease around and feel the rumble of a sweet-sounding engine and impress the young ladies, but for hard police work, it is ill-suited for the task.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:49:02 UTC.

    I dont ride this on the job only because I am a K9 unit...However I have a retired
    1996 FLHTP Police motorcycle which I have chromed out a little and added a CD player and the extra comfort double seat.. Never had an issue with the bike beside normal maintnance

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    bad_LT, Mon, 19 Nov 2007 23:52:40 UTC.

    It is a HARLEY enough said

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    jojo_g, Fri, 23 Nov 2007 19:12:12 UTC.

    this aint your daddy harley

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    Anonymous, Tue, 27 Nov 2007 06:04:43 UTC.

    Must there be something said?

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    Marine4life, Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:53:24 UTC.

    Very nice bike this is what I think of when I think of a Police bike not this new stuff they have.

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    gvbpilot, Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:59:16 UTC.

    Love It! It's what everybody see's as a police bike. Enough power, speed, and agility to match anything. The Antilock brake option is worth the money. Watch the heat though.

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    Saint_Michael, Fri, 08 Feb 2008 06:18:30 UTC.

    I have a cousin and several friends that ride this bike everyday and they love them. I personally have never rode before and am considering buying one of these as my 1st bike and of course it being used for personal use. Any ideas or suggestions???

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    BluCruzr, Fri, 08 Feb 2008 19:34:31 UTC.

    Keep ur jap-crap

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    motor408, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 02:12:33 UTC.

    Have been riding this beast for the last 12 yrs, and it gets beeter with age. While not as fast as some it is the most manuverable thing on the road at low speeds, and the balance is near perfect.

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    mstrts1, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 07:41:20 UTC.

    My agency leases the bikes so I get a new one every year. Poor me, huh? Anyway, my 2006 was awesome but when I got my 2007, it was a major step forward! With the new 6 speed tranny and the new, larger engine (88c.i. vs. 103 c.i.) that bike ran like a champ! Of course the 103 engine produces 23% more torque than the 88. Anyway, after it was broken in, I put a Screamin' Eagle clutch in it. The bike would chirp the rear tire in 5th gear! I'm currently breaking in my 2008 model. I really like this years Brembo brakes; they do a great job.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:51:37 UTC.

    The HD is the ONLY motor to have for police duty. The only other option even close is the KZ1000 by Kawasaki and they aren't making them any longer. Some idiot command staff at my PD made the decision to order not one........but six of those EFFN BMW's for our department 3 years ago. What a EFFN waste of county funds. In 2 years our department spent over $100,000 in repairs and service on those 6 POS's. The dry clutch is worthless as is the overall set up of the bike itself. We had 6 HD's and 6 BMW's during that time. We have since returned to the HD's..........I never will ride anything but the HD.

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    Christian_rider, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 22:22:48 UTC.

    It is a nice bike and it is a Harley which brings a large gathering behind it who like it simply because it is "Made in America" the BMW runs circles around it in almost every aspect. Faster more nimble and most importantly will stop at 80 in the same distance the Harley stops at 60. BMW also comes ready for patrol where lights and sirens are add ons to the Harley. Cost is about the same once the expense of adding lights and sirens but average service expenses are less over the life of the BMW requiring service at greater intervals. This means it is capable of spending more of its time in patrol versus waiting at the shop for service. If it researched just a little it should beat the Harley hands down for those who make the decisions of which bike to put the LEO's on!

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    osu5o, Sun, 16 Mar 2008 20:20:07 UTC.

    Love this bike

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    JIMROC, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:25:10 UTC.

    Great bike but very expensive to operate

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    klamm143, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:26:59 UTC.

    BIKE COP's DREAM and then some.....

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    hbg522, Tue, 01 Apr 2008 00:27:58 UTC.

    looks nice for sure

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    localfuzz, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 00:59:42 UTC.

    This is a wonderful piece of machinery, come on its a Harley!!

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    LawDawg666, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 11:56:50 UTC.

    you will never find a better bike than this one

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    Anonymous, Wed, 30 Apr 2008 10:13:03 UTC.

    ride one and you will love it too

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    asa, Wed, 21 May 2008 03:58:47 UTC.

    great police motorcycle, smooth and comfortable. The ABS system is awsome. We will soon be
    carrying AR 15 shorty rifles on the bikes with the motor officers, does anyone know of any mounting system inside the saddle bag for this type of weapon?

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    Anonymous, Wed, 21 May 2008 19:07:50 UTC.

    Nice patrol bike. I wish it had a little more get up & go, but its practical for what I use it for. Good lease option.

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    toronto51113, Thu, 22 May 2008 13:55:42 UTC.

    I ride a retired Toronto Police FLHTP, and by far it's a great ride for a touring Harley!!

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    sklamert, Fri, 30 May 2008 09:01:31 UTC.

    I know a guy who has one, says it's the best bike he's ever owned.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 22:55:33 UTC.

    Having been trained on the Electra Glide and utilized the Road King in the field, I find these wheeles to be very very manueverable and they can "take a lickin and keep on tickin". I also like the adjustable seat which really helps keep my posture straight while riding, and dampens some of the pounding the road dishes out. On the modles with EFI, I have sometimes experienced "stall out" while attempting to perform tight turn manuevers, even with proper friction zone technique. The anti-lock breaking is a plus especially while downshifting from high speed to avoid a situation. I am not an HD owner (YET).

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    Fitz31, Sun, 08 Jun 2008 20:56:38 UTC.

    We have two FLHTPs at my job and overall we are happy with them. We can't wait to get a new one with the bigger engine and anti-lock brakes. One of our Motors (and its Motor Officer) even survived a serious accident, with some help from a very competent mechanic. Ask motorcop46 about that accident. He was the unfortunate rider that day who was attacked by a runaway BMW Patrol Motor... Interesting story. Still a source of tension in our local network of Motor Officers.

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    Wolvarine, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:43:05 UTC.

    Awesome Motor Bike!

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    bamahammer, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:38:20 UTC.

    MY WIFE WORKS FOR HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THEY SELL THIS BIKE TO MOST OF THE DEPT. IN MISSISSIPPI. THEY ALL SAY THEY LOVE IT!

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    Posse44, Mon, 07 Jul 2008 01:24:51 UTC.

    Good bike. Wish we had one.

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    Hoffa_45, Tue, 15 Jul 2008 02:17:33 UTC.

    Soon. So very very soon!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 15 Jul 2008 23:55:45 UTC.

    I ride a Harley as a motor officer everyday. They ride like no other, take a beating and keep on rolling. Most of all because they rule the cone course. I was proud to earn my wings on one.

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    Trainforlife, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 18:45:35 UTC.

    I will rate this a five for reliability and performance. Our fleet services performs regular service and prevents major problems. Great ride

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    locallaw81, Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:54:13 UTC.

    american made for american heros

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    ds212, Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:02:05 UTC.

    even my fat ass would look good on this bike

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    CrazyDispatcher, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:53:55 UTC.

    handles well and the power that you need when you really need it the cadiallic of motorcycles

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    chris2022, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:13:54 UTC.

    handles corners very well. the weight is also balanced very evenly

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    sgt457, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:00:18 UTC.

    We recently changed from HD Road Kings to Electra Glides for our city motorcycles. The 2008 motorcycles are exceelent, and are equipped with ABS brakes and the new electronic throttle. The 103 ci engine runs strong, and accelerates smoothly. A definite improvement over our 2007 models.

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    dupos, Sun, 24 Aug 2008 21:49:04 UTC.

    Harley's are great. Im not a motorcop. But i do ride a softail. Awesome bike plenty of storage

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    ecsddevildog, Thu, 28 Aug 2008 20:58:27 UTC.

    Loud pipes save lives and boy do these bikes rock

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    FBD183, Sat, 30 Aug 2008 03:11:39 UTC.

    The best Bike on the market for patrol. Power, handling,comfort, dependability , and reliability

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    SBPDFL, Sun, 28 Sep 2008 23:43:16 UTC.

    Awesome bike, personal and patrol!!

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    CMOORE1, Wed, 01 Oct 2008 00:52:10 UTC.

    LOVE IT.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 02 Oct 2008 08:58:42 UTC.

    I own the Peace Officers Special Edition, which is basically the same bike with a luxury package on it. The handling is very good. Dual front disc brakes are a plus. A solid frame and very dependable motor makes it the motorcycle to own for work or play. The wide tires give the rider confidence while driving on wet roads. Although turn around radius is wide, while moving it leans deep into road curves. The wide front fairing can sometimes catch cross winds, but the protection it offers out weighs this problem.

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    SamMotor4, Tue, 14 Oct 2008 02:44:47 UTC.

    I ride an FLHTP at work and like it so much that I bought an FLHT Standard for my personal use. This is an excellent machine and the right product for the job.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 07:09:15 UTC.

    The Best.....

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    VerleneDeDios, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 02:45:02 UTC.

    I love this bike. It is safe and looks like it is fun to ride.

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    HbgCpl415, Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:16:47 UTC.

    I've been riding our Police Package Harleys since 1998 and still running strong. Only complaint is in the summer when patrolling in the city (air cooling doesn't do a whole lot of good for stop and go patrolling). Just converted all strobes to LED, what a difference in visibility.

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    blalock, Mon, 03 Nov 2008 02:30:25 UTC.

    I have been riding for my Dept. 5+yrs started on a new 2003 Road King and recieved the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide-FLHTP and just love it not only runs good but in the vivid black it looks even better

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    rhood, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:32:59 UTC.

    Another great product by H-D

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    stlcmotorcop, Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:34:57 UTC.

    Rocking 103! and new bigger rear with LEDs Best Bike for my DEPT - I like it!

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    JMurray, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 03:58:08 UTC.

    There is NO other police motorcyle!!!!

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    jjoslin, Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:27:40 UTC.

    there nothing like it i ride one myself you just dont no till you get on one.

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    CTmotorcop, Wed, 11 Feb 2009 20:53:10 UTC.

    Loved this motor....Without a doubt the best ride I ever had.. Hmmm that could be the reason I bought one after I retired

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    Anonymous, Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:00:19 UTC.

    As bad_LT said. The product and name say's it all. It is a very smooth ride and has alot of power. I have an 07.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:46:40 UTC.

    I OWN A 2002 POLICE FLTP-1 SMOOOTH VERY QUICK AND IMPRESSIVE A REAL HEAD TURNER ESPECIALLY THE LADIES, THIS BIKE IS STILL THE BEST RIDE OUT THERE AND CAN CATCH ANY THAT WANNA RUN-----SIMPLY PUT IN A PURSUIT THIS IS THE BIKE U WOULD WANT!!!!!!

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    CoreyWatson, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:53:39 UTC.

    The ultimate Police bike. I can't wait to get mine.

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    rescuer49, Wed, 15 Apr 2009 13:55:03 UTC.

    Everyone talks about the newer FLHTP. I own a '93 FLHTP. 2 years ago I was able to take 2 months off work from Iraq and ride. We did 10,176 miles, 35 states, and 4 corners of america. This is the second time this bike has made the 4 corner trip without a glitch. I will never sell this bike... to many memories but now it is just sitting in storage because I am in Afghanistan working. Hope to be on it again in Sept

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    dpage1615, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:00:39 UTC.

    They ride very nice.

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    VAPD1433, Sun, 09 Aug 2009 09:30:01 UTC.

    Awesome bike for the job!

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    skeextreme, Sun, 09 Aug 2009 19:27:56 UTC.

    This is a great police motor unit, handles great, turning, cornring and straight aways. Runs great fast for a factory motor. You can do a lot more with pipes and air cleaner system. This is a work horse run in extreme heat and cold.
    Keep up the good work Harley

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    twobangerfaithe, Tue, 11 Aug 2009 01:09:25 UTC.

    I have a 97 RK police model and I can attest to how rugged these things are. I did a ride with the Blue Knights with 380 bikes. The only bikes that broke down were a Kawasaki and a Suzuki.
    The 1911 colt was not the fanciest handgun but the army issued them for 75 years! You can't beat a 1911 or a Harley when you need to get a job done!

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    southiebev, Fri, 25 Sep 2009 04:50:56 UTC.

    Love those Harley's, my deceased husband had a '79 black & chrome

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    cornbread_nacso, Tue, 10 Nov 2009 02:10:24 UTC.

    I will have one next week

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    mcho, Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:31:13 UTC.

    easy to handle, comfort, true police bike, and its a Harley!

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    realspecialagent, Sat, 29 May 2010 21:35:54 UTC.

    O.K., BMW's and Kawi's may be faster but Harley's you are going to jail.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:51:40 UTC.

    Although I did work traffic,on the job,never road,on the job.Had one of my own and swear by it.

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    motorman1256, Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:42:00 UTC.

    Before becoming a motor officer I owned nothing but Japanese bikes, Vmax's, Z-1's, H-2, H-1, FJ1200, Concours, CB750 etc. Loved them....they were all great bikes but for police work and needing a 2-wheeled office for 8-10 hours a day .....you can't beat the FLH ! I've seen many of them go 70-80,000 miles with nothing major happen to them other than needing tires and maybe a clutch. Great resale value also!
    I have ridden the BMW and KZ1000....both good bikes.... but it's hard to beat the Harley for utility, good looks and personal enjoyment to ride as a traffic officer. The old police harleys (shovelheads) were pieces of junk....bad brakes, bad starting /charging systems, and terrible handling. These newer ones are a big improvement.

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    sirenlights2634, Sat, 23 Jul 2011 18:14:01 UTC.

    I've seen this motorcycle before and it's nice.

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    Hwyman1, Mon, 27 Feb 2012 01:21:05 UTC.

    I just purchased a 2009 H-D FLHTP yesterday... WOW!!!
    I never worked in motor's on duty, but alway's admired the guy's that did, something about that bike puttering down the road! Well, as a retiree, I finally have my own and don't have to work details to ride it! I look forward to years of good riding, if anybody out there can point me in the right direction for pipes and an original air seat please contact me: hwy12809@aol.com.

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    lanier38345, Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:57:24 UTC.

    I saw this motorcycle and it is awesome close up.

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    Paulus, Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:26:29 UTC.

    very high maneuverability

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    HSPD_Motor_Officer, Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:55:05 UTC.

    Easy maneuverability and fun to ride!

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    Jarais, Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:45:08 UTC.

    I bought my 1998 Police Electra Glide 9 months ago (Dec 2012) from a District Judge up in Illinois. He added the Series II upgrade which took it from the stock 55hp to a Dyno tested 75hp. With the upgrade, I can see why this bike was retired after only 800 miles with a Wisconsin Police Department. Even with the added HP, I have a hard time visualizing this bike in a pursuit. With the stock 55hp (1340ci)...an officer would be hard pressed trying to catch anyone. ... Now, that aside...
    Retired as I am, I could not be happier with this bike. The Series II upgrade provides plenty of muscle.....but I doubt I would have enjoyed the 55hp stock version. I have to say, two main add-ons that make a huge difference are 1. The dual Vance/Hines pipes and 2. a very comfortable dual seat. As others have said, you can ride this bike for hours on end and enjoy every minute. What I also enjoy is how the driving public reacts. Talk about slowing traffic..and once speeders get close, they almost always back-off. If you want to get out and just enjoy cruising, you will love this bike. BUT....if you are into twisting the throttle and taking curves and corners at 45 degrees...best you keep looking. Hope this helps....it really is a GREAT Bike for touring. "Keep Ride'n....Keep Smile'n"

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