Patrol vehicle evaluations

Preliminary results of the Michigan State Police Precision Driving Unit Patrol Evaluations


 

    Harley-Davidson

    Due to high customer request, ABS is now standard.

    “We’ve done a lot of things to improve performance, quality, some features … but essentially NO PRICE CHANGE over a five year period.”
    — Steve St. Thomas, director of Police and Fleet Sales

    “We’ve been focused for a number of years to tune and continuously improve. We’re glad to see the results … to see that the tuning has been paying off.”

     The Road King and Electra Glide feature a Brembo braking system.

    Road King (FLHP)

    • Projected Stopping Distance from 60 mph: 147.1 feet
    • Dynamic Test Lap Average: 1:49.63 minutes
    • Top Speed: 109 mph
    • To 60 mph: 5.66 seconds
    • To 100 mph: 21.28 seconds

    Electra Glide (FLHTP)

    • Projected Stopping Distance from 60 MPH: 139 feet - SHORTEST MORTORCYCLE BRAKING DISTANCE
    • Dynamic Test Lap Average: 1:49.66 minutes
    • Top Speed: 104 mph
    • To 60 mph: 6.1 seconds
    • To 100 mph: 31.6 seconds

    Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

    • Factory-painted black wheels
    • Revised drop bars to add durability for tip overs
    • NEW: optional bar riser to bring handle bars 1 3/4 inches closer to rider
    • More padding in seat for comfort

     

    Estimated MSRP: $21,000

    • Projected Stopping Distance from 60 mph: 143.7 feet
    • Dynamic Test Lap Average: 1:43.26 minutes
    • Top Speed: 126 mph
    • To 60 mph: 4.02 seconds - QUICKEST MOTORCYCLE TO 60 mph
    • To 100 mph: 8.29 seconds - QUICKEST MOTORCYCLE TO 100 mph

     

      Victory

      “Officers are lied to all the time ... we felt it was time to tell them the truth; this is how a Victory Police Motorcycle performs duty ready.”
      — Mike Schultz, Victory Police Motorcycles

      • Both bikes were tested 100 percent duty ready with an additional 115 pounds of optional equipment weight
      • ABS standard feature
      • NEW: options including tire pressure monitoring, more lighting options, two top box options and more

      Vision

      The Vision was tested with police package including skid plate, floorboard protectors, all emergency lights, siren, Amp, Kustom Signals Raptor 1 and Road Warrior Video equipment (installed and functional).

      MSRP: $26,829

      • Projected Stopping Distance from 60 mph: 149.2 feet
      • Dynamic Test Lap Average: 1:51.54 minutes
      • Top Speed: 120 mph
      • To 60 mph: 5.93 seconds
      • To 100 mph: 20.02 seconds

      Commander I

      • Tested with installed electronic gun rack and M4 weapons in the saddlebags along with jackets, extra gloves and other on-duty items
      • Stock exhaust restricted to 123 to 125 mph

      MSRP: $24,829

      • Projected Stopping Distance from 60 mph: 156.9 feet
      • Dynamic Test Lap Average: 1:52.34 minutes
      • Top Speed: 117 mph
      • To 60 mph: 5.86 seconds
      • To 100 mph: 18.74 seconds

       

      General Motors Co., Chevrolet

      “All three of our police vehicles:
      ... have stabilitrac with traction control, designed and calibrated specifically for police [and]
      … improved their performance over the last year.”

      — Dana Hammer, Manager, Law Enforcement Vehicles

      Caprice

      • NEW: 3.6L V6 engine with dual overhead cam direct injection, coupled with a 6-speed transmission
      • NEW: Knee and head curtain airbags for a total 8 airbags
      • NEW: front passenger-side doorlock cylinder
      • NEW: Engine hour meter (idle and running) for fleet managers

      MSRP: $31,495

      Caprice 3.6 L

      • Projected Stoppnig Distance from 60 mph: 126.2 feet
      • Dynamic Test Lap Average: 1:37.87 minutes
      • Dynamic Test Lap Average (E85): 1:37.65 minutes
      • Top Speed: 148 mph
      • Top Speed (E85): 147 mph
      • To 60 mph: 7.5 seconds
      • To 60 mph (E85): 7.65 seconds
      • To 100 mph: 18.43 seconds
      • To 100 mph (E85): 18.3 seconds

Caprice 6 L

  • Projected Stopping Distance from 60 mph: 125.8 feet - SHORTEST SEDAN BRAKING DISTANCE
  • Dynamic Test Lap Average: 1:36.84 minutes
  • Dynamic Test Lap Average (E85): 1:35.61 minutes
  • Top Speed: 154 mph - HIGHEST SEDAN TOP SPEED
  • Top Speed (E85): 153 mph
  • To 60 mph: 5.91 seconds
  • To 60 mph (E85): 5.95 seconds
  • To 100 mph: 14.13 seconds
  • To 100 mph (E85): 13.99 seconds

Impala

"... a wolf in sheep's clothing"

  • NEW: LFX 3.6L V6 engine with 6-speed transmission, the very same engine in the Caprice V6
  • Bigger, better braking performance
  • 17-inch wheels with standard Goodyear tires
  • 2.44 axle ratio
  • 170-amp alternator
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