Flagler County deputies get new BMW motorcycles
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Last Updated: Friday, March 06, 2015, 2:01 PM

Motorcycle units at the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will be out patrolling on new rides soon.

The Sheriff’s Office recently purchased five new BMW R-1200 RT-P motorcycles for the traffic/motor unit. The change to the BMW motorcycles came after the Sheriff’s Office was approaching the end of the lease period with Harley-Davidson.

Deputies said the BMW motorcycles are more fuel efficient, weigh less and have more effective brake systems and duel batteries.

The cost for the BMW, including all equipment, was $ 22,927.33 each.

“The Sheriff’s Office was looking for a motorcycle that could perform to our expectations,” Sheriff Jim Manfre said in a statement. “We were also looking to decrease maintenance costs and wanted a motorcycle that is durable.”

The new motorcycles will be put into use this weekend.

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Sheriff’s Motorcycle Unit Shifts From Harleys To BMWs For $ 115000
News from FlaglerLive.com:

FlaglerLive | March 7, 2015

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office’s traffic and motor unit and its new BMW bikes.

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased five new BMW R-1200 RT-P motorcycles to be used by the traffic/motor unit, the sheriff’s office announced Friday. The change to the BMW motorcycle came after the office was approaching the end of the lease period with Harley Davidson.

Each of the BMW motorcycles, including all equipment, cost $ 22,927.33, for a total of just under $ 115,000.

The 110-horesepower, 1200-cc motorcycle is a model especially modified for police use. “For the highway this bike is ideal,” California Highway Patrol Officer Saul Gomez explains in a brief video about the bike. (See below……………. continues on FlaglerLive.com

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