Electric motorcycles for police use aren’t new, and the more efficient two-wheelers solve a number of problems with high fuel costs and improved routine maintenance. We now have a first look at a particular new model known as the CFMoto 300 GT-E which is intended for police use in China.
The domestically-made electric motorcycle falls into the 300-400cc equivalent class and is intended to offer Chinese motorcyclists a fast and reliable electric ride for largely urban patrolling.
CFMoto claims that the motorcycle has been “specifically designed to meet the demands of police departments in Chinese megacities”, and the specs seem to back up that claim.
It’s not designed for ultra-high speeds, but the 120 km/h (75 mph) should suffice for urban patrols and occasional chases.
The bike has a 16.8kW (22hp) electric motor, which won’t melt rubber, but should be able to pace most 300-400cc bikes and scooters thanks to the higher torque created by starting electric motors. Few cities offer streets where higher speeds would be possible.
A fairly long range of 150 km (93 miles) should translate to effective city patrolling, but also increases the bike’s portly weight to 224 kg (494 lb). There are electric motorcycles with significantly longer ranges, but they are generally designed for highway and city riding. The 300 GT-E, on the other hand, is designed for city use where 93 miles would be a relatively full day of driving.
The CFMoto 300 GT-E is equipped with a 7 inch TFT display, inverted front forks, Bosch anti-lock brakes, keyless ignition and of course a full siren and light package. use of the font.
It features a lightweight cruiser design with a minimalist front fascia that should help improve its range over the more bare-bones roadster variants common in the industry.
The bike is currently intended for police use, but speculation remains that a civilian variant may follow.
Most other electric police motorcycles in the West started out as civilian models. For example, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire has been used as a police motorcycle in the United Kingdom and the United States, where it has been fitted with police equipment. Harley-Davidsons are the most common motorcycles used by police departments in the United States. So it makes sense that the company is also looking to demonstrate its first electric motorcycle model for police use.
Zero’s electric motorcycles have also been commonly adopted by police departments for patrolling, including a rather humorous example where we saw someone pull over a Tesla for a traffic stop in what the officer dubbed ” quietest police chase ever”.
Even BMW’s electric scooters get the police treatment, having been outfitted for patrol use with police-specific upgrades.
Cops have found even smaller two- and three-wheel e-bikes to be useful as well, with options ranging from e-bikes to stand-up electric trikes.
50 mph (80 km/h) e-bikes have been marketed in police versions, although these models expand the definition of “bikes” as they are often considered lightweight electric motorcycles with vestigial pedals attached.
These e-bikes have even been developed into military formats, with some models currently serving with the Ukrainian military in an ongoing defensive war against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
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