’80 Moto Guzzi LAPD V1000
Every now and then you’d love to come up behind a car, turn on the lights and they just get out of your way. How do you make this happen? Well, first you’d have to go through a police academy, then motorcycle training and probably a lot of other stuff. Knowing myself, I’d get in a lot of trouble for ‘abuse of power’. I mean really, hit the switch, the lights come on, push a button the siren goes off…I’d be having way too much fun all day. Well, I don’t want to go through all that just for a few giggles on the freeway, but…just the look of a cop bike in the rear view mirror will have most people breaking into a sweat and moving over. I can do that, I just have to have the right bike with all the cool stuff.
So what is the cool bike with all the cool cop stuff that is a unique classic. Oh sure, you could find an old Harley Knucklehead but it’s gonna cost ya. Police departments have loved the Kawasaki’s, but they aren’t all that classic or unique. That leaves the Moto Guzzi Eldorado, very cool in all respects.
I found this Guzzi G5 Cop Scoot on ebay and it really does have all the right stuff, including a working siren!! A 1980 V1000 with only 41,000 miles, not too much for a Guzzi and, considering it is a former LAPD motorcycle, has been well maintained. This looks to be a really good bike, if you really do want a police bike. The Eldo’s make great tourers, the police seat is probably the most comfortable on the planet, this bike will run forever. On top of all the good stuff about this motorcycle, it has the look that will have car drivers getting out of your way faster than you can turn on the lights. It’s a pretty good value at $5,000. Click on the pic’s below for more info and more pictures.