Gear: BMW R1150RTp 'Authority' Police Motorcycle


BMW R1150RTp 'Authority' Police Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad Division
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Motorcycles
Price: Used from mid $ 7,000.00
Average Rating:
(13 Votes)

It took some getting used to making the switch from my old Kawasaki Police 1000. One thing is the small foot brake and shift lever. The ride is WAY different, while the KAWASAKI glides more, the BMW is bred of a sport/utility bike and it shows. Though it's an 1150cc bike, it's a twin boxer and that combined with the driveshaft transmission, it's a torque monster. The torque is so severe that it will literally tip the bike over if you rev it too high while it's on the stand. The acceleration is quick, but the Kawasaki 1000 has a much higher Top Speed.

Member Reviews

  • Rngmyk_max30
    rngrmyk, Fri, 03 Aug 2007 20:02:44 UTC.
    1st review

    The nice touches include: heated grips, adjustable wind screen and a seperate battery for emergency equipment. The cons: air/oil cooled (so it generates WAY more neat than a water cooled bike), uncomfortable saddle and seating position for full 8 hour shifts and the almost useless "crash bars". You also get LOTS of compliments and questions while riding this bike. Maybe the "sport bike" aspect makes you more 'approachable' to civilians or perhaps most folks are used to Harleys and Kawasakis.

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    LawdawgTRAV, Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:59:13 UTC.

    My motorcop friends at CSPD have these and they love them, they say the ABS helps in pursuits, especially when chasing motorcycles.

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    JIMROC, Sat, 10 Nov 2007 10:39:54 UTC.

    great bike for the price

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    murphFPD12, Mon, 17 Mar 2008 06:30:28 UTC.

    I ride a r1100rt no "p" and love the bike lots of miles on it looking forward to getting a r1200rt someday .

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    rghstkcwby, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 02:31:57 UTC.

    Not sure if this is the bikes our traffic unit has or if it the other, but they are AWESOME bikes!!!

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    patrol10902000, Wed, 04 Jun 2008 00:50:08 UTC.

    tested this bike for the bmw convention in new orleans during a mini parade and fell in love with this bike. this bike is good due to its water cooled engine and at slow speeds the bike is great. we ride the harley road king and that bike sucks at slow speeds always overheat and cut off.

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    r6chica22, Fri, 01 Aug 2008 20:20:49 UTC.

    It's a Beemer...that's all you gotta say to know that it's a quality machine!

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    Anonymous, Sat, 18 Oct 2008 00:38:54 UTC.

    Top patrol police motorcycle in the market. Highly recommend.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:10:23 UTC.

    I got nothing but praise for this bike. The only thing that keeps it from 5 stars for me is that it is a little tricky to learn to ride in the obstacle course over the Harley. But day to day this bike has my vote for the best all around police bike out there.

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    dpddunbar, Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:30:46 UTC.

    Rode one for a year and loved every minute of it

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    motormanm50, Fri, 20 Nov 2009 22:38:01 UTC.

    Rode one of the first four purchased by by former department (2004 model). Loved every minute I rode. Great for traffic enforcement on the interstate highways.

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    Edrick, Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:10:08 UTC.

    Sharp looking machine. NM State Police ride these and they are sharp. They fixed the issue with the high center of gravity on this beast and it rocks and rolls down the highway and on those tight and twisty mountain roads. Looking forward to my own someday.

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    lanier38345, Thu, 10 May 2012 01:48:24 UTC.

    Nice motorcycle.

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