When Honda Motorcycles & the Redondo Beach Police Department approached RSD with the challenge of building two beat ready Africa Twin police bikes we're pretty sure the only thing running through Roland's mind was being able to rip wheelies on the beach with the sirens on. But after full immersion into the necessities of patrolling the streets a number of novel concepts were applied to the project, including wheelies on the beach.
We finished the bike around November so we figured we'd make a kooky thanksgiving video. Stay tuned for more footage of the build as well as the bike in action.
The situations desert racers experience while navigating dangerous terrain at high speeds can be related similarly to what officers in a pursuit could potentially face. Pot-holes, sand traps, split-second switches from dirt to gravel to sand to asphalt combined with unexpected obstacles pose a serious risk. A proper suspension and wheel & tire setup would ensure Redondo PD officers could perform their job as safe and effectively as possible while at the same decreasing public risk.
Additional RSD upgrades include a custom aluminum skid plate, high-mounted Cycra SuperMoto front fender & fork guards, one-off luggage racks, front headlight and brake reservoir guard and Pivot Pegs footpegs to ensure maximum rider control while chasing the bad guys.