Indian police force have so far relied on Royal Enfield, for its high horse power and endurance. Cops making routine patrol on Enfield is a common sight. However, Kolkata police has went a step ahead and added five Harley Davidson street 750 bikes to their fleet. It goes without saying that street 750 is way more powerful than 350cc Enfield.
The new addition to Kolkata police is powered by a liquid-cooled, 749cc v-twin engine which makes 59 Nm of maximum torque at 3,750 rpm. Also Harleys are a lot faster. While the Royal Enfield goes from 0-100 kph in 16 seconds, the 750 can do it in about 6.17 seconds. Harley-Davidson doesn’t publish power output figures. A six-speed transmission is coupled to the engine which directs torque to the rear wheel via a belt drive.
With this, the Kolkata Police have become second police force to receive Harleys. Back in 2015, Gujarat Police had added Harley motorcycles to its fleet.
These bikes will primarily used for ceremonial purposes but can be used for police chases considering it is a powerful machine.
Speaking to NDTV, V. Solomon Nesakumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic Department, said, “We have 5 Harley-Davidson Street 750s and they were bought around two months ago by the Kolkata Police Department for ₹ 5.5 lakh each.
“The bikes will primarily be used for ceremonial purposes and they were first showcased on the streets for the first time on the 15th of August which marked our Independence Day celebrations,” he added.
The police department has no plans to replace Enfields rather they’re a value addition.
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