The Pope blessed a couple of motorcycle tanks earlier in the month in prep for next years 110th Anniversary ride in Rome and now the Seattle Police department has selected a new ride.
Does it get any better for the motor company?!
As background, the primary duties of the Seattle Motorcycle Unit are traffic complaint enforcement, high congestion traffic control and enforcement, accident reduction enforcement, escorts, and special event traffic control.
Motorcycle officers are assigned to geographic districts throughout the city on a daily rotation. The use of traffic districts is intended to give the motorcycle officers a more thorough knowledge of the traffic problems in the varied City neighborhoods and to provide consistent traffic enforcement citywide.
There were five motorcycles evaluated by the unit: the Kawasaki Concours, the Honda ST1300PA, the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, the Victory Commander and the Harley-Davidson Road King. Thirty-one officers helped narrow down the selection by riding each one of the five motorcycles for one week and evaluating them. The department chose to stay with Harley-Davidson, but switched from the Road King to the Electra Glide.
Analysts project that quarterly revenue for the motor company will fall 19% year-over-year and this new purchase can only help earnings.
Photo courtesy of Harley-Davidson, Electra Glide