BMW Motorrad has produced authority vehicles for more than 85 years. Since just 1970, more than 130,000 BMW authority motorcycles have been sold to a variety of institutions in more than 150 countries. A number that clearly underlines the reliability and versatility of BMW Motorrad motorcycles.
BMW Motorrad will attend the 18th Milipol in Paris on November 19-22, 2013, where it will display its range of authority vehicles and special-purpose equipment for authority riders. In addition to the BMW R1200RT flat-twin boxer which is most often seen in the United States, BMW Motorrad will also be presenting its F800GT and F700GS with parallel-twin engine. It will also be displaying two models developed in cooperation with BMW Motorrad Netherlands, in the form of the K1600GT and the C600 Sport scooter.
This world premiere C600 Sport as an authority design is a police vehicle for use both in inner city and urban environments and has a special color scheme with beacon lights at the front and rotating strobe beacons at the rear, as well a siren. The sturdy crash bar at the front is designed to withstand the kind of rough riding conditions this type of motorcycle is often subjected to.
BMW Motorrad is taking advantage of the Milipol 2013 to present the all-electric BMW C evolution in authority design, and to give an impression of what an electrically powered scooter could look like in its role as a competent and future-oriented partner for those involved in police, rescue or escort activities. BMW Motorrad is currently working on determining the extent to which electric vehicles are suitable for use in authority applications and how such uses can be evaluated.
Based on the new C evolution, which was presented only a few months ago at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, this environmentally friendly vehicle is designed to meet the special requirements of authority riders and includes several flexible deployment possibilities making it particularly ideal in inner city and urban conditions.
The C evolution has a nominal output of 11 kW (15 hp), while its peak power output reaches 35 kW (47.5 hp). This gives the C evolution an electronically limited top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h) and enables it to accelerate faster than some 600cc scooters. The battery has an 8 kWh capacity which gives it a range of about 60 miles (100 km) before it’s necessary to recharge the vehicle (which can be done from any domestic power supply). The charge time for a fully exhausted battery when connected to a 220V, 12A socket is approximately four hours (three hours with a 220V, 16A socket). In keeping with BMW Motorrad’s “Safety 360°” principle, the C evolution comes with ABS as standard.
Furthermore, all BMW Motorrad authority vehicles benefit from a range of optional extras and special equipment designed specifically to satisfy the needs of authorities and institutions. Whether for police, customs, technical relief organizations, the fire service, the military, official escorts or for escorting heavy-goods vehicles – BMW Motorrad’s decades of experience and development in this field mean that it’s able to supply vehicles as a customized solution. Accordingly, BMW Motorrad vehicles in authority design can be configured for a wide range of deployment purposes.
The implementation of these options is fully integrated into the series production processes at the Berlin plant. This ensures maximum process reliability and maintains quality standards at a high level. This is quite unlike the techniques practiced elsewhere, in which authority-specific attachments or conversions – and even custom designs – are incorporated in previously produced vehicles. Authority vehicles from BMW Motorrad are designed as standard to fulfil the stringent EMC requirements that such vehicles are required to satisfy.
As a traditional system supplier of authority vehicles, BMW Motorrad will also be presenting its Airflow and Polizei 5 suits at the Milipol 2013, as well as its Airflow and Allround gloves and boots plus the System 6 EVO helmet.