News 8 Sep 2011

Kawasaki 1400GTR Sees Active Police Evaluation in Australia

Australian Police Forces are currently evaluating the Kawasaki 1400GT.

Australian Police Forces are now evaluating the Kawasaki 1400GTR.

Kawasaki is pleased that various Australian Police forces including the Australian Federal Police and the NSW Police Force are currently evaluating the Kawasaki 1400GTR motorcycle for their daily motorcycle related law enforcement duties.

Introduced to the world for the 2008 model year, the Kawasaki 1400GTR quickly endeared itself to the motorcycle touring population winning numerous awards in recent years including MOTY accolades in USA publications Motorcyclist, Cycleworld and Rider magazines.

Owing to its generous storage space, tight turning circle, light steering at slow speeds and a class leading shaft driven 1352cm3 in-line 4cyclinder engine with variable valve timing, the Kawasaki 1400GTR is a perfect platform for Police motorcycle requirements. It is currently in active use by numerous Police forces around the world including Europe and the USA where a dedicated police force model is available for special order through Kawasaki dealerships.

Kawasaki is pleased that Australian Police forces are following suit by evaluating the 1400GTR for active use with high level testing already being undertaken by the AFP and the NSW Police force.

Senior Constable David Tilbury from the Traffic Support Group-VIP Cycles department of the NSW Police force is currently testing and riding the 1400GTR and is pleased with the models performance and suitability saying, “The Police department is always looking for options that can provide the best service to our customers and ensure the safety of the police officers that use the equipment. The Kawasaki 1400GTR has been identified as a strong platform where we can try concepts like on board video and radar and at this stage the Kawasaki is performing admirably.”