Munich, May 2020
In mid-May, the Head of the BMW Group production venue in Berlin, Helmut Schramm, ceremonially handed over new BMW motorcycles of the model type R 1250 RT-P to the Berlin Chief of Police Barbara Slowik as well as to the Berlin Senator of the Interior Andreas Geisel. The smooth handing-over took place at the Templehof Field close to the Berlin police headquarters.
Barbara Slowik, the current Chief of Police, was in euphoric mood: “The purchase of these BMW motorcycles epitomizes not only an additional vital step regarding the modernization but also an important investment to simultaneously ensure the greatest possible safety for the police officers and the city itself.”
The 35 BMW R 1250 RT-P are extensively equipped and were adapted individually in order to meet the high requirements of the Berlin police. The miscellaneous optional features consists of, for example a special digital radio end device, which can be used adequately irrespective of the position of the hand on the handlebar. Moreover, the additional LED warning flashing lights in concert with eye-catching high reflex strips unleash an early recognition of the police officers within the traffic. Furthermore, the acoustic signal device, enables the police officers to address other road users while riding.
The production as well as the assembly of the optional equipment of authority motorcycles is made completely on a separate authority production line at the BMW Motorrad plant Berlin. Upon the delivery, the plant manager Helmut Schramm was delighted: “We are proud to be able to hand over our motorcycles once more to the Berlin police today as BMW Motorrad enjoys a long tradition of supplying and collaborating with the Berlin police.” Most recently, the capital’s motorcycle squad received 20 BMW motorcycles in 2012.