Police traffic unit handed electric Harley-Davidsons for Birmingham 2022 duty - The Solihull Observer
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15th Aug, 2022

Police traffic unit handed electric Harley-Davidsons for Birmingham 2022 duty

Sarah Mason 30th Jul, 2022

WEST MIDLANDS Police has joined forces with iconic biker brand Harley-Davidson to add some two-wheeled head-turners to the Commonwealth Games.

The motorcycle manufacturer has loaned five electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires to support the police bike escort team.

The eye-catching Harleys – all decked out in police livery – will be used by to safely accompany VIPs throughout the two-week sporting event.

The traffic bikers will be using the Harleys on Games traffic patrols and escorts.

The force is taking delivery of more bikes from eco-friendly brand Zero which make emission-free vehicles.

Traffic Inspector Sion Hathaway, said: “We’re really grateful to Harley-Davidson and Zero for donating the bikes to our Traffic Unit during the period of the Games.

“It gives us extra resilience, demonstrates our commitment to a ‘green games’ and will be real head-turners as they are used operationally on our VIP escorts.”

The Harley LiveWires arrived fully adorned in police livery but were fitted with force specific radios and controls before hitting the road.

Rob Deane, commercial director for LiveWire said: “We at LiveWire are delighted to be able to continue the work of our Harley-Davidson colleagues by again assisting the police as they welcome some of the world’s finest athletes to Birmingham for the 22nd Commonwealth Games.

“Our fleet of specially-modified, fully electric LiveWire motorcycles are the perfect choice for such a prestigious and busy event.”

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