Riding around Cumbria? Watch out for a white 848 tha wants to go for a play
MOTORCYCLE dealer J&L Motorcycles have donated a Ducati 848 to Cumbrian Police.
The Ducati will be used to support the Bikesafe scheme and is thought by Cumbrian Police that it will also be an icebreaker so that they can engage with bikers and pass on road safety advice. According to Cumbrian Police it will also be used during policing operations. We don't expect it to be used to chase drug dealers or thieves, but do expect you'll be likely to get a tug from a police officer riding an exotic Italian superbike while you're out enjoying Cumbrian country roads.
Sergeant Jo Lennox from Cumbria’s Roads Policing Unit, who coordinates the Bikesafe scheme, said: “We run a number of events at popular biking pit stops, such as Devil’s Bridge and Hartside café, and hope that the Ducati will act as an icebreaker, so that we can start a dialogue with bikers."
Posted: 29/04/2010 at 15:39
what?? Cumbrian police officers will give you a tug! Thats one hell of an icebreaker!!
Posted: 29/04/2010 at 16:24
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Posted: 29/04/2010 at 22:32
@Colonel Bob - haha... very witty. I agree though...I did a bikesafe course a couple of years back and despite my 12yrs experience riding, learned alot from the cops. More about roadcraft than machine control, but they're as important as eachother at least.
I can't believe they've given away an 848 though!...but it is probably the best lookin police bike in the world! - still, that wouldn't impress me in the slightest if i got "tugged" to coin a terrible phrase!
Posted: 29/04/2010 at 23:21
The power advantage of a litre bike is completely negated on public roads. If you don't track it, then all you bought that R1 for was dick measuring.
As for anyone else out there trying to get their knee down on public roads, you deserve to get "tugged" IMO. I for one am sick of my insurance going up thanks to wadded up squids.
Take it to the track, then the cops wouldn't need to ride around on Ducatis to start "dialogues".
Posted: 30/04/2010 at 12:45
Well, I can use a 1000 to good effect, along with many more riders.
I will concede that virtually the same fun can be had with less, or older, though.
Happy to demonstrate I'm not 'dick measuring' anytime if you fancy a ride out in the Peaks. Don't get back to me if you are a dayglo derek or just think you can ride...you will fall off.
Bring your mates, we'll have a team event. None of my team have made any insurance claims, and you'll have to enlighten me as to wtf a 'wadded up squid' is.
Posted: 01/05/2010 at 04:41
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