About Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles
American-made, powerful, and reliable, Harley-Davidson police motorcycles are the vehicle of choice for law enforcement professionals since 1908. Harley-Davidson touring motorcycles, also called dressers, are typically converted to police motorcycles. Sporting a large-diameter touring fork and a big V-twin engine, the Road King is one of the touring bikes used by police departments. Police Road Kings typically come with a one-up seat, hard saddlebags, high windscreen, and chopped tour pack. By the time a Police Special becomes available for civilian riders, all emergency options, including emergency lights, sirens, and police badging, are removed. The V-twin engine Electra Glide is another touring bike used for Police Specials, featuring the same major configuration and options as the Road King. The Electra Glide also has a Batwing, a distinctive fork-mounted fairing. Common police bike color schemes include black, birch white, black and white, dark green and white, and dark blue and white. Although the Road King and Electra Glide are well-suited for highway and long-distance patrolling, the XL 883L Sportster is a smaller, nimbler bike meant for community patrolling. All Harley-Davidson police motorcycles have a low center of gravity, allowing the rider to maneuver securely. If a retired service bike meets your mission, check the large inventory on eBay for new or used Harley-Davidson motorcycles with a heritage of service and protection.