The New SFPD BMWs are Here, the New SFPD BMWs are Here! As Seen Busting Cyclists on Market Street

2010:

“On the new green bike lanes and separators sprouting up all over the city:

I’m kind of worried that they are a precursor to beginning widespread bicycle ticketing around the city.”

2012:

Market Street, USA, between 6th and 5th, inbound, morning drive, last week, and the week before, and the week before…

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Dude, is that a BMW R1200RT-P? That’s the first I’ve seen in SFPD service.

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7 Responses to “The New SFPD BMWs are Here, the New SFPD BMWs are Here! As Seen Busting Cyclists on Market Street”

  1. James says:

    How do they ticket a cyclist? You don’t need to carry a license or ID to ride a bike.

  2. Reid says:

    ticket for what? I am a cyclist and curious about what to watch out for

  3. sfcitizen says:

    Testify, no ID required. But, when you give your name and address for the ticket, the cop will check things out, run a warrant check and whatnot. If things don’t add up and/or you say your name is Micky Mouse, then the cop has the right to haul you to jail to check your ID, I’m srlsy.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060711011931AAbmgHG

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Running a red light, in this case.

    Market Street has lots of lights all about: 8th st, 7.5 st, 7 st, 6.5 st, 6 st, 5.5 st etc…

  5. Matt says:

    That SFPD motorcycle is a Kawasaki …the CHP bought a large amount of them so SFPD jumped in on the order it seems. …so watch our in your mirrors for Kawasaki Concours 14s in SF and on CA highways

  6. sfcitizen says:

    So noted. Muchas!

  7. POW says:

    It’s a Concours 14. The CHP bought them and SF tagged along. But the Kawis had electrical problems and the CHP went to the BMW 1200RT-P. Buy they also bought some Harley Electraglides recently.

    Typical government contracting.

    The Concours is an excellent bike, BTW, but police bikes have a lot more electrical accessories so they have to be refitted. Look for these Kawis to be sold in the next few years.

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