Dunlop Roadsmart Apprehended as OE for US Police Bikes
BMW Motorrad has approved the Dunlop Roadsmart for use on all R 1200 RT-P police motorcycles in use in the US. The Roadsmart is designed to provide longer tyre life; the multi-compound rear tyre incorporates a longer-wearing compound in the tread centre along with a lateral grip compound in the shoulders for performance when cornering.
“Operating costs for police motors are a major issue for most agencies,” observed Frank Stevens, Authority Program Manager, BMW Motorrad USA. “As we know from large fleet reports, tyres are the single most expensive maintenance item on a police motor, not only due to normal tyre life, but due to the high number of flat tyres agencies encounter from officers riding on the shoulders and break-down lanes. The Dunlop Roadsmart tyres should help control operating costs due to the fact that they are not only designed to last longer, but also are priced very competitively by BMW.”
The Dunlop Roadsmart has passed the California Highway Patrol run-flat protocol and is approved for use with the calibrated police speedometer. Furthermore, the tyre features deep, long lateral grooves to effectively evacuate water in both straight-line and cornering conditions.
BMW motorcycles are currently used by more than 400 police departments throughout the US, including the State of Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, the LAPD and the Honolulu PD.