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In 2001, more than 140 U.S. law enforcement agencies performed their work using BMW motorcycles, including urban police agencies in several metro areas as well as State agencies in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California. Around the rest of the world, BMW is the largest provider of authority motorcycles. BMWs are the only authority motorcycle equipped with antilock brakes. And the R1150GS has garnered 2001 awards for best adventure-tourer by both Motorcyclist Magazine and Rider. Select a topic for more impressive information:

BMW features for authority motorcycles
Why ABS?
Cost of operation (R1150RT-P)
Agencies using BMW Police Motors
Police Options
Warranty information
2004 model updates!
Choose A&S Motorcycles for your BMW fleet

BMW Feature Highlights

  • Massive four-valve, six-speed fuel-injected engine, 85 hp (R1150GS-P), or 95 hp (R1150RT-P)
  • Telelever & Paralever suspension system provides precise handling and stability on or off road
  • ABS brakes (partially integrated for the R1150RT-P)
  • Linked battery system recharges itself even when idling
  • An all-LED emergency lighting system for the R1150GS-P
  • Run-flat capable tires, an engine cooling system, an electrically adjustable windshield, adjustable shift lever, and front and rear protection bars all standard on the R1150RT-P

According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner D.O. “Spike” Helmick, “The BMW motorcycle is an outstanding piece of equipment and is highly popular with the officers. It is exceptionally stable and has proven to be very safe.” Commissioner Helmick credits standard ABS on BMW motorcycles to the reduced number of injuries suffered in motorcycle-related accidents.

Why ABS?

When either wheel on a single-track moving motorcycle stops in the event of harsh braking, even for milliseconds, instability becomes spontaneous, placing the rider at dangerous risk for a skid or fall, depending upon which wheel stops. It’s also estimated that far more accidents occur from riders applying less braking from fear of the wheels locking. ABS eliminates that fear while riding in a straight line, even on slippery surfaces or surface media that change too quickly for the rider to respond. ABS significantly reduces reaction time and stopping distance by allowing the rider fully to apply the brakes without spending any valuable time minding the road surface. In effect, ABS helps reduce the frequency of accidents and injuries, and lower workman’s compensation and disability claims.

Cost of Operation (R1150RT-P)

Long-term operating costs are relatively low, using quality and longevity as indicators. Service intervals placed at every 6,000 miles decrease down time and cost. The warranty is unmatched by any other authority brand; in fact, the 3-year unlimited warranty is three times longer than that from any other. The supply of reliable spare parts continues to be high, thereby keeping operating costs for the BMW low. According to a statistics sample of 92 motorcycles over 13 months:

Cost for:
Cost per mile
Scheduled maintenance $0.0551
Mechanical repair $0.0383
Replacement tire $0.0553

Agencies using BMW Police Motors

Vestavia Hills Police Department
Anchorage Police Department
North Little Rock Police Department
Arizona DPS
Bullhead City Police Department
Gilbert Police Department
Marana Police Department
Oro Valley Police Department
Anaheim Police Department
Auburn Police Department
Arcadia Police Department
Arroyo Grande Police Department
Atherton Police Department
Azusa Police Department
Berkley Police Department
California Highway Patrol
Camarillo Police Department
Campbell Police Department
Carlsbad Police Department
Carmel by the Sea Police
Clovis Police Department
Corona Police Department
Costa Mesa Police Department
El Cajon Police Department
El Centro Police Department
El Monte Police Department
Escondido Police Department
Fillmore Police Department
Fountain Valley Police Department
Foster City Police Department
Fullerton Police Department
Glendora Police Department
Grover Beach Police Department
Half Moon Bay Police Department
Hawthorne Police Department
Huntington Park Police Department
Inglewood Police Department
Irvine Police Department
San Gabriel Traffic
Lake Forest Police Department
La Quinta Police Department
Martinez Police Department
Monrovia Police Department
Moreno Valley Police Department
Montabello Police Department
Murrieta Police Department
Newport Beach Police Department
Oceanside Police Department
Ojai Police Department
Orange Police Department
Oxnard Police Department
Palm Desert Police Department
Palos Verdes Police Department
Pasadena Police Department
Pomona Police Department
Riverside County Sheriff / Norco
Rohnert Park Police Department
Rocklin Police Department
Roseville Police Department
Sacramento County Sheriff
Sacramento Police Department
San Buena Ventura Police Department
San Diego County Sheriff / Poway
San Diego Police Department
San Jacinto Police Department
San Jose Police Department
Santa Ana Police Department
Santa Clara County Sheriff
Santa Clara Police Department

Santa Monica Police Department
Santa Rosa Police Department
Sierra Madre Police Department
Simi Valley Police Department
Southgate Police Department
Stanford University Police Department
Stanton Police Department
Tracy Police Department
Turlock Police Department
Tustin Police Department
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of California – San Diego
Upland Police Department
Ventura Police Department
Villa Park Police Department
West Covina Police Department
Westminster Police Department
Woodland Police Department
El Paso County Sheriff
Grand Junction Police Department
Lakewood Police Department
Middletown Police Department
Alachua County Sheriff
Hillsboro County Sheriff
Kissimmee Police Department
Manatee County Sheriff
Martin County Sheriff
Ocala Police Department
Tallahassee Police Department
Columbia County Sheriff
Duluth Police Department
Honolulu Police Department
Ada County Sheriff
Boise Police Department
Garden City Police Department
Idaho State Police Nampa Police Department
Bradley Escort
Overland Park Police Department
Maryland State Police
Biloxi Police Department
Tate County Sheriff
North Carolina
Fayetteville Police Department
High Point Police Department
North Carolina Highway Patrol
New Jersey
Atlantic City Police Department
Closter Police Department
Department of Public Safety
Metuchen Police Department
Montvale Police Department
Norwood Police Department
Ringwood Police Department
Springfield Police Department
Washington Township Police
Woodcliff Lake Police Department
New Mexico
Albuquerque Police Department
Farmington Police Department
Gurrola MC Escort Service
New Mexico DPS
Rio Rancho Police Department
Roswell Police Department

New York
Monroe County Sheriff
New York City Sheriff
Port Washington Police Department
Southampton Township PD
Wayne County Sheriff
Warwick Police Department
Woodbury Police Department
Nevada Highway Patrol
North Las Vegas Police Department
Washoe County Sheriff
Broadview Heights PD
Cincinnati / N. KY Airport PD
Dublin Police Department
Newsom Motorcycle Escorts
Ashland Police Department
Canby Police Department
Clackamas County Sheriff
Corvallis Police Department
Grants Pass Police Department
Hillsboro Police Department
Keizer Police Department
Marion County Sheriff
Medford Police Department
Milwaukie Police Department
Ontario Police Department
Oregon State Police
Sherwood Police Department
Salem Police Department
Washington County Sheriff
West Linn Police Department
Yamhill County Sheriff
West Whiteland Township Police
South Carolina
Beaufort County Sheriff
South Carolina Highway Patrol
Addison Police Department
Arlington Police Department
Austin Police Department
Continental Escort
Coppell Police Department
Dalworthington Police Department
Desoto Police Department
Flower Mound Police Department
Fort Worth Police Department
Granbury Police Department
Harris County Sheriff
Irving Police Department
Mansfield Police Department
Red Oak Police Department
Texas Motorcycle Escort
Travis County Sheriff’s Department
Albemarle County Sheriff
Chesapeake Police Department
Henrico County Sheriff
Newport News Police Department
Spotsylvania County Sheriff
Virginia State Police
American Motor Escorts
Bellevue Police Department
Issaquah Police Department
Kent Police Department
M.P. Security
Medical Lake Police Department
Mukilteo Police Department
Renton Police Department
Spokane Police Department
Vancouver Police Department
Washington State Patrol

2003 Warranty Information

Limited Warranty - BMW R 1150 RT-P, R 1150 GS-P, K 1200 P and F650 GS-P
2003 Police Motorcycles
(Valid only in the U.S.A.)

BMW of North America warrants to the first retail Public Authority (Purchaser) and each subsequent Purchaser of 2003 U.S. specification BMW Police motorcycles, imported by BMW of North America, to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 3 years, without mileage limitation, commencing with the date the motorcycle is placed into service by the Purchaser. To obtain service under this warranty, the motorcycle must be brought, upon discovery of the defect, to the workshop of any authorized BMW motorcycle retailer. This BMW motorcycle retail operator will, without charge for parts or labor, either repair or replace the defective part(s) using new or authorized remanufactured parts. The decision to repair or replace said part(s) is solely the prerogative of BMW of North America. Parts for which replacements are made become the property of BMW of North America.
BMW of North America makes no other express warranty on this product except the warranty as to the emission control system. The duration of any implied warranties, including the implied warranty of merchantability, is limited to the duration of the express warranty herein. BMW of North America, hereby excludes incidental and consequential damages, including loss of time, inconvenience, or loss of use of the vehicle, for any breach of any express or implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability that may be applicable to this product. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Any legal claim or action arising from any express or implied warranty contained herein must be brought within 12 months of the date it arises.
The following items are warranted against defects in material and workmanship for the first 12 months:
• Paint and powder coat finishes
• Battery
• Clutch Plates
This warranty does not apply to the following:
Maintenance Services
- This includes, but is not limited to, scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes, wheel balancing; mechanical adjustments or repairs which become necessary through normal wear and tear such as carburetor / throttle body synchronization or steering bearing adjustments; or periodic maintenance such as rear drive chain or drive belt adjustments.
Service & Wear Items - This includes, but is not limited to, the replacement of brake pads, linings and rotor assemblies, clutch plates, rear drive chain and sprockets, rear drive belt and belt wheels, spring strut dampers, poly V-belt replacement, steering head dampers, steering head, wheel and swing arm bearings and ball joints, incandescent bulbs, fuses, control cables, exhaust pipes and mufflers for discoloration of finish and rubber items such as such as hand grips, heated hand grips, foot rests, foot shift and control cable shields.
Batteries - Batteries that exhibit signs of neglect or overcharging.
Tires - Tires are warranted by their respective manufacturer for defects in materials and workmanship.
Emergency Lighting and Siren Systems - These components are warranted by their respective manufacturer for defects in material and workmanship.
Lack of Service - This includes, but is not limited to, damage attributable to failure to perform maintenance services at the specified intervals or in accordance with the instructions in the Rider’s Manual and/or Service & Technical booklet and/or Warranty Information/Service History booklet. Proof must be provided either by a paid invoice copy or filling in the appropriate boxes in the Service & Technical booklet or Warranty lnformation / Service History booklet.
Damage - This includes, but is not limited to, damage resulting from negligence, improper treatment, the installation and use of side cars, three wheel conversions, trailer hitches, the towing of trailers of any description, accidents or improper accident damage repairs, corrosion from road salts, battery acid, cleaning agents, environmental influences, or treatment contrary to the Rider’s Manual and/or Service and Technical booklet.
Non-BMW Parts - Damage to a component or assembly due to the installation of replacement parts with specifications that differ in any material respect from Original BMW Parts.
Towing - Limited towing assistance is provided through the BMW Motorcycle Roadside Assistance Program.
The warranty shall be null and void if:
1. The motorcycle is used in any competitive events.
2. The motorcycle has been declared a total loss or sold for salvage purposes.
3. If the Vehicle Identification Number has been altered or cannot be read.
4. Any performance accessories or components attached to the vehicle which alters the original engineering and/or operating specifications which results or may result in damage to other original components.

Choose A&S for your BMW Fleet

In 2001, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) agreed to purchase more than 400 BMW R1150RT-P motorcycles from A&S BMW Motorcycles. This decision marked the fifth consecutive year that the California Department of General Services selected A&S to provide BMW motorcycles to the CHP. With this much experience in providing excellent service to authority departments, A&S Motorcycles will exceed all your expectations for the nation’s largest BMW motorcycle dealer.