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OHP has Hyabusa Motorcycle units!!

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There are two new OHP motor units here in the city (OKC). They are all black Suzuki GSXR-1300 Hyabusas with a full complement of LEDS and strobes. They said that they have a top speed of 183 mph but plan to use them more as a tool for "reaching out" to sportbike riders than for "top speed". They want to reach out to the sport bike community to teach rider safety by encountering them on the roads. This could be interesting. They look very sharp!

One was purchased with some sort of select funds (I think they said drug proceeds) and the other one was a seizure.

Fat chance to any car that tries to run from those.
 

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Got to love strapping a bike with 2x the horsepower as my Chevy Tahoe between your legs, and "reaching out" to other riders with it! :D
 

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SWEET! I used to work at Orielly's with a guy that had a 2005.... his was tuned up to a top speed of 220mph (or so he said). he let me drive it a couple times, 170 was the fastest I ever got it; when the dotted line in the middle of the road becomes solid it's too fast for me!

He ended up selling it after almost getting turned into pudding on Hwy169.
 
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There are plenty of LED's and strobes that are hidden in addition to the LED's under the wind screen.
 

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Well you can't blame them for being innovative.
They are the first PD here in Oklahoma (as far as I know) to employ a super sport bike (not BMW Enduro's or any brand cruisers) to enforce traffic laws. The sport bikes are the fastest thing on the road...why not give them a taste of their own medicine. Yeah the liability is there for a wreck just like anything else with two wheels and a motor, but why not experiment until you find what works for you. Besides these guys had to go to a special school (in California I believe) to get approved to ride.
I can appreciate my tax dollars being used for more innovative enforcement methods. The people I pay to enforce the law should not be restricted to doing it the way they have always done it, they should have the freedom to be creative in their pursuit of that goal.
 

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The only bike I think it may not catch on the right stretch of road is the Y2K. (Turbine Powered -Not Turbo)

Clocked at 236 mph on a short runway
 

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Yeah but fortunately there aren't too many things that can outrun them. Plus they were free...kinda. You can't beat that!

You know there aren't any antennas on that from what I can tell. I guess they just have to use their handhelds. I know that some guys in OKC use headphone interfaces that hook to their HH units and have everything in their helmet. I've heard that works well.
 
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While the bike looks “cool”, I can’t see a Trooper chasing someone at those speeds. That would make them as stupid as the person they are chasing.
 

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I think the bikes look great we need to implement a deal like in Italy before you can move up in CC's on bikes you have to ride for a certain amount of time and pass a riding test then we would not have idiots riding bikes they cannot handle. I feel the troopers are smart enough not to put someone on these bikes thats not been through some kind of training not saying this would stop accidents but stop idiot people from buying a bike like the hyabusa and never have rode before just my two cents.

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With todays fuel prices I can see alot of States going to Motorcycle units. That is one BAD bike. Ohio just went to Harleys first time in 50 years, although I havent seen one yet if I do i hope it is in a picture.lol.............hoser147
 

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freqscout said:
They plan to use them more as a tool for "reaching out" to sportbike riders than for "top speed". They want to reach out to the sport bike community to teach rider safety by encountering them on the roads. This could be interesting.
Are you sure you're not confusing this with the infamous "Supercycle" episode of Chip's? Story sounds exactly the same.
 

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There is another bike that is similar in performance to the Hayabusa- The new;

Kawasaki ZX-14
  • Engine: 1299cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
  • Bore Stroke: 81.0 x 63.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Fuel System: Keihin/Denso Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
  • Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
  • Final Drive: #530 chain
  • Overall Length: 2140mm (84.3 in.)
  • Overall Width: 740mm (29.1 in.)
  • Overall Height: 1155mm (45.5 in.)
  • Seat Height: 805mm (31.7 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 120mm (4.7 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1485mm (58.5 in.)
  • Dry Weight: 217kg (478 lbs.) 218kg (480 lbs.) CA. model
  • Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, 14-way adjustable rebound damping and 13-way adjustable compression damping
  • Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, 22-way adjustable compression & rebound damping
  • Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
  • Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
  • Tires Rear: 190/50-ZR-17
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 21 liter (5.5 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal.) CA. model

Year: 2006 Price: $11,499 Horse Power @ RPM: 159@* Quarter Mile time: 10.30 sec. Top Speed: 194 mph Displacement: 1352 Cc
 

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habpatrol said:
While the bike looks “cool”, I can’t see a Trooper chasing someone at those speeds. That would make them as stupid as the person they are chasing.
I can see it now...

A bad guy screams by at about 6 mph over the speed limit. Then about 4 seconds later from a dead stop to a 1/2 mile wheelie there is some HP officer standing on the seat at about 90 mph pointing his Glock at an offender. As the bad guy pulls over the officer does a stoppie. :)
 
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