By Wes Siler
Am I right?
Something tells me they’re not going to be able to make good riderless motorcycles anytime soon.
To quote EB White in Charlotte’s Web.
“That’s some pig”
How much easier/harder would this be on motorcycles considered to be superior to Harleys? Something still capable of holding all the crap they need to carry on their bikes (radio, handcuffs, whips), ignoring other companies’ near-identical cruisers. Would this kind of gymnastics be easier/harder on a BMW GS? A Honda ST?
I think the Harley’s low ride height and center of gravity make it a lot easier. The touring bikes are definitely more top-heavy – and the cops would never use a GS, that’d be silly, they use BMW RTs instead.
Those are the most orange cones I’ve ever seen in one place, at one time in my life!
Note to self; don’t run from police in tightly packed parking lots.
Now that made me laugh!
pretty good driving to me.
Just think of what he could achieve on a real bike!Anyway I am impressed but you can see that the track is made for this bike and rider by the constant distance to the cones. I bet they have ridden that track a few hundered times!
Dude has some serious skills. Notice how his eyes constantly target the exit and not the path in front of his wheel.
Mad skills, Officer. You bad.
“You take this training course and you can ride a motorcycle just like that!”
Nice boots and spandex. Not.
I’d like to see a competition between this cop and the Japanese dude on the Honda 600RR — http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2011/03/watch-this-cbr600rr-defy-physics/
Japanese’ track isn’t near as tight as this orange one.
That’s some serious clutch and throttle control. The big weight being thrown about puts a huge premium on smoothness. I love the way you can hear it touch down all the way around. Well done sir.
Idk, it looks impressive but the fact that he’s just bottoming out the foot skids and cranking the bars really doesn’t make it seem that challenging. Seems more comparable to auto-xing something with greater than two contact patches rather than a motorcycle.
Give it a shot on your bike and let us know how it goes
That’s my point; I don’t have foot skids acting like training wheels keeping me from falling over when I lean in. I’m not saying he doesn’t have talent but I don’t think him doing it on that particular bike is really showing anything off.
Fyi the floorboards are hinged just like a footpeg, they’re not holding up the bike.
Find an H-D Dealer and take a test ride, you will then understand what this man is really doing. Hope you make it out of the parking lot.
Because auto-x takes no skill.
Haters gonna hate.
a witch! he’s a witch!
A Harley weighs far more than a duck, and it doesn’t seem to be made of wood…
But it did turn me into a douche. I got better.
I hear most bike cop’s high speed maneuvering leaves quite a bit to be desired. But I guess it’s all straight freeways and city intersections for them anyway.
Reminds me of my MSF instructors from a long time ago. They were all about ridiculous low speed maneuvers with huge bikes. Anything resembling sport riding and they were completely lost beyond counter-steering.
+ that. My MSF was a cool guy but he HATED sport bikers and could really cut a rug on his Goldwing dresser in the cones..
Police riding like this could chase folks down in crowded areas & apprehend by steam-rolling, never leaving the saddle!
I will never understand why motopolice don’t wear any damn armor – open face? ok. but short sleeve buttonup and no gloves? not setting a good example osifer friendly. And I’m very impressionable.
Cool and all, but it’s a side show at best. It’s fair to say that I’m completely fucked if I ever end up in low speed chase inside a (grocery store?) but that’s about where the practicality ends. You couldn’t even white line that big pos motorcycle if you wanted to. “Oh I’m sorry officer I wasn’t aware that your 60hp 900lbs motorcycle tops out at 110mph and takes a mile long strait away to get there” “Maybe next time I’ll be in my similarly proportioned VW beetle so you can catch up with me!”
I’m not going to become a motorcycle cop until they are issued something practical and comfortable for the work like a 15000 rpm 600 super sport…
Oh so that’s why harleys are so loud, they just wear off the muffler.
Yepppp… Not much for coppers, but this guy’s got it goin on!
Yes, Officer, aren’t those pipes a little LOUD?!
Brillant…. Love it or hate it…this dude can ride a scooter…