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OHP Hopes New Motorcycle Aids Fight Against Reckless Drivers

There are 118 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from May 16, 2010, titled OHP Hopes New Motorcycle Aids Fight Against Reckless Drivers. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a new high-powered motorcycle it hopes will encourage drivers to slow down.

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catfish

Sand Springs, OK

#1 May 16, 2010
GOOD LUCK !!!
AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS ARE 40 TIMES MORE DANGEROUS THAN IMPAIRED DRIVERS.
facts

Tulsa, OK

#2 May 16, 2010
What a joke. It's nothing more than an unnecessary, over-priced toy that the OHP can play with. Do they really thing ONE motorcycle will make enough difference to justify the cost? How long before the rider gets seriously hurt?
what

United States

#3 May 16, 2010
what the hell does the OHP need a mc that goes 200 mph?

that's what you have radios for.
another rider

Tulsa, OK

#4 May 16, 2010
good for them. they need an upper hand on the bad driver. and if it prevents one killed on the road, it would pay for itself.
Phill

Pryor, OK

#5 May 16, 2010
Wow what a joke. Police, and ohp speed enough as it is. See them running down the highway now at over 100. Who must pay for their gas?
HA HA HA

Tulsa, OK

#6 May 16, 2010
Ya I remember Years ago when they got camaros and mustangs they wrecked almost all of them right off. Now they are going to thin the herd by darwin awards.
Iceman

Moultrie, GA

#7 May 16, 2010
What a bunch of bull!! And on which Oklahoma road would it be safe to drive anything 200 miles per hour? The tax payers in Oklahoma are being ripped off again. We can't tell who the cops are any more as it is so let's add more unmarked cars that will be used out on the highway at night. These vehicles must cost more to purchase and maintain. And the fuel costs have to be out of control alreay because I have personally seen numerous large OHP Tahoes and Suburbans. Who is paying for the fuel? I can tell you, we are. When is it going to stop? The citizens of this state should be outraged.
Bob

Tulsa, OK

#8 May 16, 2010
I thought Oklahoma was broke, how can they afford they hayabusa. I guess I will have to slow down no more speeding.
hmmm

Coweta, OK

#9 May 16, 2010
So they're gonna use this bike to drive recklessly in catching reckless drivers. Ok.
Tulsan

Springfield, MA

#10 May 16, 2010
I worry about injuries to the officer riding the bike. I've seen road-rash and other near-fatal injuries in the operating room from people riding "murder-cycles". That's what we call them in the OR. I'm glad the officer will get special training, but... I hope there are no injuries.

Since: May 10

Catoosa, OK

#11 May 16, 2010
facts wrote:
What a joke. It's nothing more than an unnecessary, over-priced toy that the OHP can play with. Do they really thing ONE motorcycle will make enough difference to justify the cost? How long before the rider gets seriously hurt?
Actually they're only about $13000. I bought mine for 11,299 if you know where to go. I'm sure they have some special equipment that will drive up the price. They are very, very fast. No car can touch them in speed or agility. Not to say some exotic car but not even a Z06 Corvette can out run one. This is my second one after having a smaller version GSXR. They are easy to ride but like everything else you have to know your limitations. Practice makes more perfect. Reflexes and a quick mind make perfect.
Wrecks aren't out of the question for sure. There is no protection. Even with full cycle protective race gear, it doesn't take but a 30 mph wreck to break ribs and ankles. First hand experience.

Britian has gone to them as well. The ZX-14 might be slight bit stronger in horsepower but the Hayabusa has better gearing for quicker power and their aerodynamics are renowned.
oldtulsan

Tulsa, OK

#12 May 16, 2010
Three things to say here.
(1)A few years back the TPD had two new Corvettes.
(2)When 244 first opened, TPD purchased two or
three Dodge Polaras with the Dodge 440-SixPak
option rated at a conservative 375HP at the rear
wheels.
(3)But a 'crotch rocket' for the OHP? No.
They should of stayed with the Z/28 Camaros,
cause at least there would be a little dignity
to the traffic stop!

Since: May 10

Catoosa, OK

#13 May 16, 2010
Iceman wrote:
What a bunch of bull!! And on which Oklahoma road would it be safe to drive anything 200 miles per hour? The tax payers in Oklahoma are being ripped off again. We can't tell who the cops are any more as it is so let's add more unmarked cars that will be used out on the highway at night. These vehicles must cost more to purchase and maintain. And the fuel costs have to be out of control alreay because I have personally seen numerous large OHP Tahoes and Suburbans. Who is paying for the fuel? I can tell you, we are. When is it going to stop? The citizens of this state should be outraged.
My first Hayabusa got 47 mpg highway and about 42 city. They won't have to go 200 mph to catch anyone nor do I think they would be able to. The roads nor the wind in Oklahoma are suitable for those speeds. You get caught by a sidewinds and you know it. I think they will be spending more time at the donut shops too. The seats are uncomfortable and the suspension is tight.
Ryder

Tulsa, OK

#14 May 16, 2010
I give it less than a year until we're hearing about a state trooper being hurt or killed on this thing.
bajel

Claremore, OK

#15 May 16, 2010
the man on the bike is in danger if anybody runs,and it will be a chug hole or a hole in one of the bridges that will hurt him,awful risky.

Since: May 10

Catoosa, OK

#16 May 16, 2010
oldtulsan wrote:
Three things to say here.
(1)A few years back the TPD had two new Corvettes.
(2)When 244 first opened, TPD purchased two or
three Dodge Polaras with the Dodge 440-SixPak
option rated at a conservative 375HP at the rear
wheels.
(3)But a 'crotch rocket' for the OHP? No.
They should of stayed with the Z/28 Camaros,
cause at least there would be a little dignity
to the traffic stop!
It definitely will be hard to wear that mounty hat. No more of that, unless they've got some kind of luggage compartment to hold it.
CDJ

Skiatook, OK

#17 May 16, 2010
if im not mistaken wasnt it made where they top speed is 185mph do to goverment restriction? the hayabusa is a all around bike but in hard turns its a little harder to handle if they was in pursuit of another bike on a curvy road they will lose them on a hayabusa
Ambrosia918

Tulsa, OK

#18 May 16, 2010
Bob wrote:
I thought Oklahoma was broke, how can they afford they hayabusa. I guess I will have to slow down no more speeding.
Bob, remember Oklahoma is only broke when it wants to be!

Since: May 10

Catoosa, OK

#19 May 16, 2010
Ryder wrote:
I give it less than a year until we're hearing about a state trooper being hurt or killed on this thing.
You could very well be right. It's not a toy and if they want to treat as one. It will wheelie at full throttle in up to 3 gear without trying just gassing it.

It's a six speed and from what I know
redline-11500 rpm. 1st gear =85mph
2nd = 115
3rd = 135 in less than a 1/4 mile

Three more gears to go. Stupid fast. You don't have to drive them that fast and for the most part I drive strictly the speed limit. If the OHP wants to get squirrely with them they will go out from under them in a hurry.
cutnoslack

Coweta, OK

#20 May 16, 2010
If the price of a speeding ticket would go up and start at about $500.00, Then add a hundred dollars for every 5 miles over the posted speed limit. Suspend the D.L. For one year, notify their Insurance company for a extreme rate hike or cancel the policy. Then they can sell the motorcycle and save a trooper from a serious injury or death.

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