June 11, 2009 – BMW Motorrad has approved the Dunlop Roadsmart tires for use on all R 1200 RT-P police motors operated in the USA.
The Dunlop Roadsmart is a popular tire with long distance motorcycle riders and it’s used for touring and sport-touring motorcycles.
The Roadsmart is a premium radial tire designed to provide longer tire life and, ultimately, lower operating costs for high-performance motorcycles. The multi-compound rear tire incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire tread and a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder to maximize cornering performance and provide unparalleled grip and feel.
“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, tires are the single most expensive maintenance item on a police motor, not only due to normal tire life, but due to the high number of flat tires agencies encounter from officers riding on the shoulders and break-down lanes. The Dunlop Roadsmart tires 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.”
Dunlop Roadsmart tires:
BMW police motorcycles are currently used by more than 400 agencies throughout the United States, including the State of Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, the LAPD and the Honolulu PD to name a few.
The motorcycles have 6,000-mile service intervals and a 39-month/60,000-mile limited warranty. BMW also offers free rider training to assist officers in obtaining the maximum benefits from riding a BMW police motorcycle.
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