Today, Zero Motorcycles announced that the city of Burbank, CA has purchased Zero DSP police motorcycles through local dealer Hollywood Electrics. While receiving daily use for the department, the motorcycles should be of particular use in areas that take advantage of their off-road capabilities, such as the local hills that were previously only accessible by helicopter. The DSPs’ utility and silence – in addition to the low maintenance and operation costs – make them desirable in both crowded urban environments and local parks.
“The integration of the dual purpose electric motorcycles will provide the Burbank Police Department with the ability to expand our existing enforcement efforts, which we believe will improve the level of service we provide to our community,” said Lieutenant Jay Hawver of the Burbank Police Department Traffic Bureau. “We continuously look for opportunities to introduce new technology when practical and applicable. The addition of the new electric motorcycles will put the City of Burbank out in front of our partner law enforcement agencies as a pioneer in the implementation of this new and exciting technology.”
“Zero Motorcycles designed and engineered the police motorcycles based upon direct feedback from patrol officers. We are honored to have the continued support of law enforcement and security agencies and are thrilled that the Burbank Police Department will be using Zero police motorcycles in their fleet,” said Kevin Hartman, Zero Motorcycles fleet sales director.
The police and security fleet vehicle sector is an important market for Zero and one that the company has successfully pursued for several years. Read more about their law enforcement motorcycles on the Zero website.