Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Selected to Serve the Los Angeles PD
MILWAUKEE - The City of Los Angeles, employing the largest complement of police motorcycles of any Municipal agency in the United States, has issued a purchase order for 75 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Police Electra Glide motorcycles to replace a portion of their existing fleet of 393 motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson police motorcycles have served the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at various times throughout its history.
LAPD conducted exhaustive motorcycle performance testing in November 2004, involving Harley-Davidson, BMW and Honda police-spec motorcycles. Harley-Davidson motorcycles performed well in all tests including acceleration, handling and braking, and were ultimately deemed the motorcycle that best fit the mission of the LAPD. In addition to performance, other favorable criteria considered were purchase cost, the cost of maintenance and operation, and the fact that Harley-Davidson police motorcycles were deemed "reliable workhorses" by the LAPD.
LAPD will take delivery of their new fleet of Harley-Davidson FLHTPI motorcycles sometime this summer.
Harley-Davidson police motorcycles are presently in service with some 2,800 law enforcement agencies nationwide and serve in some 45 countries abroad.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport motorcycles in addition to motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and customers.