California Highway Patrol Officer Saul Gomez explains why BMW's R1200-RTP offers an ideal package for highway enforcement in Southern California. Read more at www.policemag.com.

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    • -PreciseRice -
      -PreciseRice -

      What's with the protective gear comments they wear Kevlar btw

      about 1 month ago
    • Kas Al
      Kas Al

      Great motorcycle salesman lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Tax2Me
      Tax2Me

      Well said. Well spoken. And man, nice ride!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • SoloPilot6
      SoloPilot6

      The BMW (aka "Messerschmitt") is superior to the Harley. Not that this is any great achievement. I miss the Kawasaki, though, and wish that they had simply updated the KZP with ABS. BMWs and KZPs are comfortable to ride, the HDs not so much. When on major operator went from KZP to HD, they discovered that the type of citation shifted -- when they were on Kawasakis, most of the cites were "hunted," meaning that the cop was moving when the violation was observed. HD cites are often "gathered," meaning the cop was by the side of the road, observing traffic. BMWs are also mostly hunted rather than gathered. Even a lot of BMW radar cites are from moving radar rather than sitting there with phasers set to stun, the way most Harley guys do it.

      about 4 months ago
    • idkwuisp 76
      idkwuisp 76

      you can hear how he struggles with the exaggeratedly formal language

      about 9 months ago
    • baba yaga
      baba yaga

      i know for a fact the 1200rt can run 140 mph for 5 miles. name withheld

      about 10 months ago
    • RAFTERMANCOLO
      RAFTERMANCOLO

      Warning on radar guns..!! We lost a very dear friend last year due to bone cancer in the leg. This was directly related to him putting the radar gun on his leg between uses. Stay cognoscente of it.

      about 11 months ago
    • Insternetaddict_GB
      Insternetaddict_GB

      sweet ride

      about 11 months ago
    • ggg's fan
      ggg's fan

      Eric Estrada used to drive one of this ...check twice for motorcycle 🤣🤣

      about 1 year ago
    • Toufik Mansouri
      Toufik Mansouri

      At least have some pads on!!! U r mingling with vehicules on a highway. Its kinda risky!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Andrew Phillips
      Andrew Phillips

      The cost of protective gear would be very high. I think that they are worth it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marvin Mcmiller
      Marvin Mcmiller

      Excellent video.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dre Escamilla
      Dre Escamilla

      At work I see a lot of Maintance with the p d bike
      I still believe the Harley would offer much better ride protection on the look !!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Acc0rd79
      Acc0rd79

      I sure wish we had lane splitting in Florida, i've done it several times in very heavy standstill traffic but it's sadly not legal here. I wish more states like Florida would take notes from California and allow lane splitting.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lotfi Zaza
      Lotfi Zaza

      Hahahah la police algérien elle est doté de 1600

      about 1 year ago
    • Walter Crovo
      Walter Crovo

      Funny cuz our local motor cops couldn't make to a press release to promote motorcycle safety month yesterday because their BMW motorcycles were broken down! ATGATT on the protective gear!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Norman Hughedicko
      Norman Hughedicko

      Can try the BMW S1000XR which is more powerful than this 1200..

      about 1 year ago
    • SoloPilot6
      SoloPilot6 In reply to Norman Hughedicko

      The RTP has special equipment that the other doesn't.

      about 3 months ago
    • 14Adam27
      14Adam27

      Really neat comment. I worked as a motor officer in Los Angeles for 26 years, not for the CHP. Everything this officer has said is true, especially in Los Angeles. I salute him for his service.

      about 1 year ago
    • Visionery1
      Visionery1

      Takes me back to the days of CHiPs.

      about 1 year ago
    • Danny Pope
      Danny Pope In reply to Visionery1

      Yeah never seen an episode where they pulled their guns.lol if they made a new Chips there would be beatings tazing shootings choking to death and all sorts of ill ass sh!t with today's policing. Don't think people would be watching it. There's enough of that bulshit on YouTube. Donald Trump needs to get law enforcement under control and hold them accountable for their actions. Ever heard the saying if you can't beat them join them. Well I guess since the cops can't beat the thugs they're just going to start acting like them. Way to make America great again Donald Hitler oops I mean Trump. Just talking out loud you don't like it here's a suggestion....... FUCK OFF!!!

      about 10 months ago
    • Andrew Jackson
      Andrew Jackson

      Although CHP, as it is operated by the Gov. is nothing more than Revenue Generator by theft, I have always recognized how Professional and Performance Oriented they are. While most other Dept. were going all Macho and trying to prove their manhood, by going all Harley Davidson, they saw the benefit of high performance Japanese bikes. It's some shithead move, to outfit your squad with Harley Davidson, that toast the riders legs and torture them with vibrations, on 8-12 hr shift. Someone kind of smart, probably fingered the opposed twin engine on the BMW, as Ideal smooth running machine on a long shifts. But in reality, opposed twin/boxer is not a zero secondary vibration engine, and needs a balancer to make it acceptable. No doubt LAPD and LASD are just a copy cat, in purchasing these. But ultimate in comfort and low end torque, would be the BMW with transversely mounted INLINE 6 cyl, although it is a bit porky. More ideal is the Honda VFR, which is almost as smooth, but more powerful and agile. VFR Should be the Industry Standard. It is in Smart Depts.

      about 1 year ago
    • George Erhard
      George Erhard In reply to Andrew Jackson

      There's another issue that wasn't mentioned on this video - the bike has to provide a decent ground plane for the radio. The CHP was testing the Kawi Concours 14P's as a potential replacement for the BMW's in 2010, and at the time they were running into ground problems with the Connies. Not sure if that was ever sorted out.

      about 9 months ago
    • baba yaga
      baba yaga

      engine guards. never say crash bars.

      about 1 year ago
    • graham yogibear
      graham yogibear

      because they thick yanks and don't need protective clothing

      about 1 year ago
    • Sheik YurBhouti
      Sheik YurBhouti

      Motorcycle cops are sexy af

      about 1 year ago
    • Lennie Capuano
      Lennie Capuano

      wouldnt you think they would have the sense to ware leathers

      about 1 year ago
    • MSJ SWAPNIL
      MSJ SWAPNIL

      Thanks for the video............................................................. & THUMBS UP :D

      about 1 year ago
    • leslie clanton
      leslie clanton

      Back in the 70's the CHP rode Moto Guzi bikes,I bought 3 of them at there auction,rebuilt the motors using 350 Chevy pistons for about a 3rd of what stock Guzi pistons cost, really good highway cruiser 😎

      about 2 years ago
    • leslie clanton
      leslie clanton

      The Harley Davidson hold more donuts, that's why they are going to them😎

      about 2 years ago
    • Andrew Jackson
      Andrew Jackson In reply to leslie clanton

      Although CHP, as it is operated by the Gov. is nothing more than Revenue Generator by theft, I have always recognized how Professional and Performance Oriented they are. While most other Dept. were going all Macho and trying to prove their manhood, by going all Harley Davidson, they saw the benefit of high performance Japanese bikes. It's some shithead move, to outfit your squad with Harley Davidson, that toast the riders legs and torture them with vibrations, on 8-12 hr shift. Someone kind of smart, probably fingered the opposed twin engine on the BMW, as Ideal smooth running machine on a long shifts. But in reality, opposed twin/boxer is not a zero secondary vibration engine, and needs a balancer to make it acceptable. No doubt LAPD and LASD are just a copy cat, in purchasing these. But ultimate in comfort and low end torque, would be the BMW with transversely mounted INLINE 6 cyl, although it is a bit porky. More ideal is the Honda VFR, which is almost as smooth, but more powerful and agile. VFR Should be the Industry Standard. It is in Smart Depts.

      about 1 year ago
    • katka vitamvas
      katka vitamvas

      Fuck USA police

      about 2 years ago
    • Sheik YurBhouti
      Sheik YurBhouti In reply to katka vitamvas

      Yes I would love to, especially the motorcycle cops

      about 1 year ago
    • bentstrider
      bentstrider

      Those crash bars are a big selling point. Yes, bodily protection is always good, but added protection on the bike makes a laydown much less of a harsher thing. After laying down a DR650 at low speed and nearly losing my leg over it, I'm never getting on a bike that doesn't have the crash bars equipped.

      about 2 years ago
    • tsuburo 93
      tsuburo 93

      半袖でええのんか?

      about 2 years ago