Thanks, Airhawk. I saw same article in BMW ON a couple of months ago.
Aerostich has shown a police model in the catalog for several years now.
Local donutters dress in the usual "shooting for a short sleeve Erich Von Stroheim" look here, too. But I do have a little empathy going for 'em. Southern humidity does make wearing appropriate gear a real challenge about 7 months out of any given year.
Any of you fellow MOron's with 20 or more years of riding had any skin cancers removed from "the usual locations" due to riding w/o gear? Oh, yes - I have...another good reason to cover up.
Excellent article Air Hawk Good thing I am sitting here at my dentist office (he has wi-fi) so I could read the entire thing. I love this quote "Why dont you ride Harleys, instead of those foreign bikes? The officers enjoy responding to this last question, particularly, because it opens the door for a discussion about the safety and functionality advances found on BMW Authority bikes, such as ABS brakes, heated grips, electrically-adjustable windscreens, high-output alternators, a low center of gravity and more."
The Chief deserves a lot of credit.. The WA State troopers wear similar gear i.e no half helments and proper Jackets and pants.
Looking at the modern U.S. bikes, cars and SUVs (not to even mention "light trucks") its easy to understand why you guys have such an enormous trade inbalance. Even against Europe with today´s super expensive Euro. What´s wrong, why aren´t you competitive? And how is it that your GNP is bigger than anybody elses even when you are so incompetitive as you are?