Traffic Program Evaluation<br />Honda ST1300 vs.BMW 1200 RT<br />By Scott Trosper<br />Chino Police Department<br />Traffi...
<ul><li>Stealth
People do the right thing when they see an officer
Maneuverability
The ability to go between vehicles on a crowded street to get violator
Speed
The catch up to the violator</li></ul>Purpose for use of Motorcycles<br />
Traffic Bureau<br />Consists of 7 motorcycle riding positions<br /><ul><li>Sergeant
2-Corporals (investigators)
4-Officers </li></ul>Currently using <br /><ul><li>2-BMW 1200 RT-P
5-BMW 1150 RT-P</li></ul>Chino Police Department<br />
Switch from the BMWs to the Honda ST1300 <br />Proposal to cut 20%...<br />
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  1. 1. Traffic Program Evaluation<br />Honda ST1300 vs.BMW 1200 RT<br />By Scott Trosper<br />Chino Police Department<br />Traffic Services Unit<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Stealth
  3. 3. People do the right thing when they see an officer
  4. 4. Maneuverability
  5. 5. The ability to go between vehicles on a crowded street to get violator
  6. 6. Speed
  7. 7. The catch up to the violator</li></ul>Purpose for use of Motorcycles<br />
  8. 8. Traffic Bureau<br />Consists of 7 motorcycle riding positions<br /><ul><li>Sergeant
  9. 9. 2-Corporals (investigators)
  10. 10. 4-Officers </li></ul>Currently using <br /><ul><li>2-BMW 1200 RT-P
  11. 11. 5-BMW 1150 RT-P</li></ul>Chino Police Department<br />
  12. 12. Switch from the BMWs to the Honda ST1300 <br />Proposal to cut 20%...<br />
  13. 13. Functionality of each motorcycle<br />Very functional<br />Honda<br /><ul><li>Small and maneuverable
  14. 14. Able to move between traffic
  15. 15. Equipped with lights, siren, rifle/baton/lidar holder
  16. 16. Electric windshield
  17. 17. Easy removable saddlebags</li></ul>BMW<br /><ul><li>Small and maneuverable
  18. 18. Able to move between traffic
  19. 19. Equipped with lights, siren, rifle/baton/lidar holder
  20. 20. Electric windshield
  21. 21. Two bolts for saddlebag removal</li></ul>Very functional<br />
  22. 22. Specification comparison<br />Est. cost $21,000 (-12%)<br />BMW<br />Weight – 650 pounds<br />1170cc two cylinder engine <br />110 horsepower at 7500 rpm<br />7.1 gallon fuel tank<br />Dry clutch – stiffer clutch not much cushion<br />Equipped with electronic assist ABS<br />Honda<br />Weight – 679 pounds<br />1261cc four cylinder engine<br />125 horsepower at 8000 rpm<br />7.7 gallon fuel tank w/2.2 gallons near chassis<br />Wet clutch – more give or cushion<br />Equipped with electronic assist ABS<br />Est. cost $24,000<br />
  23. 23. Service factors<br />Better service factors<br />Honda<br />120 service locations in California to choose from (price shop)<br />Service done at $90 an hour<br />3 year unlimited mile warranty<br />$1,702 for regular maintenance service 1st 16,000 miles (-2%)<br />Clutch replacement $700-800 (-42 to 56%)<br />More/bigger parts warehouses <br />Faster service turnaround<br />BMW<br />120 service location in United States to choose from (price shop)<br />Service done by specified number of “service units” at $10 per unit<br />3 year 36,000 mile warranty<br />$1735 for regular maintenance service 1st 18,000 miles<br />Clutch replacement $1200-1800<br />Fewer parts warehouses<br />Slower service turnaround<br />Less option, more cost<br />
  24. 24. Example using clutch repair<br />Honda<br />Cost of clutch repair - $700<br />Time in the shop for repair – 3 ½ hours<br />Frequency of clutch repair – 500 motorcycles serviced = 11 repairs<br />1 officer 3 clutches<br />1 officer 2 clutches<br />BMW<br />Cost of clutch repair – as high as $2100<br />Time in the shop for repair – 2 to 3 days<br />Frequency of clutch repair – 7 motorcycles in fleet = 11 repairs<br />One motorcycle with four repairs<br />One at 51315 miles and next at 53532 miles<br />
  25. 25. Seal Beach motor officer prefers Honda<br />Glendale motor officers (2) prefer Hondas<br />Los Angeles School motor officer prefers Honda<br />Newport Beach motor sergeant and officers prefer Honda<br />Paul Muro – Lead motor training instructor at SBSO EVOC<br />“Hands down the Honda is better.”<br />After much research the results were decidedly in favor of Honda. No question, SBSO purchased 16 Hondas as training bikes for grueling motor academy<br />Noted was the smooth clutch, faster pick up, ease of riding and lack of repair<br />Interviews<br />
  26. 26. Craig Hunter – Head Mechanic, Huntington Beach Police fleet<br />Honda motor is “bullet proof”, “flawless”, only minor problem is a small battery which is easily remedied <br />Seal Beach Mechanic <br />Honda maintenance is at least half the cost of BMW<br />Craig Hinckley – Head Mechanic Glendale PD<br />Trial on both prior to purchase. Chose Honda even though less driving time.<br />“Honda rode more like a Kawasaki” in maneuvering and clutch.<br />Minor repairs-fast service, less expensive parts quicker to repair. Lowest miles for clutch 10K miles most 40K <br />Mechanic Statements<br />
  27. 27. Overwhelming opinion among officers who prefer Honda to BMW when they tried a Honda Loaner for enforcement patrol<br />In 2005 did a study using their BMWs and Fullerton PD’s Honda<br />NBPD cost $4416 per year, per motorcycle<br />FPD cost for highest costing motorcycle $2415 per year<br />Difference of 44% in favor of Honda<br />Follow up report end of fiscal year 2008<br />$36,573.31 to service four BMWs<br />$24,079.20 to service four Hondas<br />Difference of 34% in favor of Honda<br />Those figures used in Chino Police Department’s fleet<br />Estimated cost savings of $21,864.50 per year, in maintenance cost alone<br />Research from Sergeant Mike James of the Newport Beach PD<br />
  28. 28. Motorcycle in the shop less<br />Less time traveling to and from Brown Motor <br />Less time off the motorcycle trying to do enforcement in a patrol car<br />More money spent doing enforcement patrol in a car at 10mpg than a motorcycle at +30mpg<br />Faith in having a more reliable police motorcycle<br />Less money spent on tow services<br />Immeasurable cost savings<br />

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