American Honda donated two Africa Twin adventure motorcycles to the Redondo Beach (Calif.) Police Department after the department expressed interest in transitioning from its current police motorcycles. The donation supported the recently launched City of Redondo Beach Police Foundation, which funds new technologies to help advance the vision of the police department, according to Honda.
Officers expressed interest in the adventure bike platform, hoping their relative agility, lighter weight, and increased suspension travel would make them well suited for police work. They tested a pair of units before Honda moved ahead with the donation.
The Africa Twins are equipped with automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT), which could enable officers to focus more of their attention on riding and police work. In addition, the units have been equipped with a number of Honda accessories, including hard luggage and a top box. The police department expects to make a number of additional modifications to add additional law enforcement functionality.