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Kawasaki Suspends Shipments of 14P Motorcycle

SANTA ANA, CA Kawasaki Motors Corp. has shipments of its Concours 14P police program, after determining dealer modifications were a blown main fuse, the risk of a crash.

Kawasaki’s deals a blow to the cycle’s for wider police adoption and the return to the police motorcycle of a company that produced the KZ1000P.

The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) a recall notice in April for 14P motorcycles produced during the model years. The recall 268 motorcycles that were with police equipment by Kawasaki dealers Beaudry and BMS Inc.

When contacted by Government magazine, Kawasaki’s Mark said the bike is no longer sent out to dealers for law enforcement

We’re currently on hold the end of the year for shipping any Concours for for law enforcement as a result of the NHTSA said Hosbach, the senior for the Concours 14P project. We do not sell a bike and at this time endorses no upfitter for law enforcement.

Police equipment such as lighting, radios, and other powered by a second battery causing the cycle’s 30-amp fuse to blow in some according to NHTSA documents. If the blows, the engine may stall, and the could crash.

In April, sent letters to its law enforcement informing them to bring the to dealers for the fix.

One of the motorcycle’s biggest customers, the Highway Patrol, has taken its 65 14P enforcement cycles to dealers who addressed the issue, agency Fran Clader told Magazine.

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None of our motorcycles had any issues, Clader said. were no problems detected. The of our officers is our number one priority.

In of 2010, C.H.P. fleet signed a purchase agreement Beaudry to begin replacing its of nearly 400 BMW motorcycles with Concours 14Ps. The agency is to go out to bid for a new motorcycle contract later year, Clader said.

Other agencies who have the bike include the Arizona of Public Safety, Nevada Patrol, Idaho State Mesa (Ariz.) Police Austin (Texas) Police Colorado Highway Patrol, (Fla.) Police Department, (Idaho) Police Department, Police Department, and Portland Department.

The problem was first reported to by a law enforcement agency in November of On March 23, Kawasaki determined the installed by Beaudry and BMS had caused the and decided to issue a recall, to the NHTSA documents.

The motorcycle will not be tested by the Michigan Police’s Precision Driving at the annual testing of law enforcement in September, Sgt. Matt said. When it was tested in the motorcycle edged the competition in top speed and quickest braking.

By Paul Clinton

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