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Do British cops ride Triumphs?
No they don't. The British police force don't have any taste in motorcycle's and the 'cop's', bobbies over here are forced to ride rubbishy German BMW's, although you don't see many traffic police these days, most road policing is done by the road satety unit which is really a government department backed by the police. A lot of road policing is done these days with the use of ANPR cameras, speed cameras and grasses.
 

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As already stated, Met Police outriders & CTSFO ride BMW's.

Unsure of other forces...

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Not since the early 1970s. :)

BMW took over, along with the Norton Commando Interpol, then some rotary Interpol 2s.

Now it's mostly BMW.

Honda STs for a while (until there were stability problems), there are/were some Yamaha FJRs, and the Metropolitan Police Special Escort Group used the Honda VFR1200, but they are back on the BMW R1200RS now, I believe.
 

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Riding a great looking Triumph would probably be a distraction Probably better that they stick with bikes that aren’t so cool.
 

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a few kawasaki gtr1400's as well
mainly down to district purchasing and how many backhanders they get
Are you implying that you know of corrupt practice within your police force’s procurement department?


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The cops around where I live have (had?) a Hayabusa. Unmarked (bike and rider) which hung around biker watering holes during the summer months to catch the unwary. I think they had a Honda Blackbird too at one time. I think Triumph Tigers would be a great choice for the marked Plod fleet.
 

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The cops around where I live have (had?) a Hayabusa. Unmarked (bike and rider) which hung around biker watering holes during the summer months to catch the unwary. I think they had a Honda Blackbird too at one time.
Wonderful: an undercover Hayabusa!
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Several years ago I had the great pleasure of visiting London. After a solid seven days of family centered activities I needed a personal day. I asked one of the young porters in the hotel if there was a nearby bike shop. He thought about it for a moment and said Vauxhall. I found a local constable and asked if Vauxhall was within walking distance. 30 to 45 minutes he said, just across the river. Perfect, off I went and it was a great way to see some areas of the city I would have otherwise overlooked. The point here is that I met some very friendly folks at the dealership. One of which was a London bike cop. He was a Triumph owner and not at all pleased with his department issued BMW. It was one of the highlights of my trip and I came away with a few Triumph dealer t-shirts that I hold in high regard.
 

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Down here in Tassie (look it up) the cops picked up a swag of Tigers which they use to snoop on drivers using phones etc. They filter through traffic and look through the windows. Standard bike issue though is BMW R1200RT-P and now 1250s.
 

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The Police Force in my Region, Northumbria, dont even have motorcycle Officers! Much too dangerous in our world of health and safety employment!
 

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The Police Force in my Region, Northumbria, dont even have motorcycle Officers! Much too dangerous in our world of health and safety employment!
I must say that down here in the deep south of England I haven't seen a copper on a 'marked' bike for years, but I do believe there are some on unmarked bikes that come out in the good weather whenever there's a motorcycle gathering going on. Down here there's also a lot of old bill that drive around in unmarked Skoda's, which I'm sure back in the day was seen as police entrapment.
 
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