This year's motorcycle evaluation was conducted on November 18, 2010, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, together with the Los Angeles Police Department.
All major manufacturers of police motorcycles were invited to participate. BMW, Harley- Davidson, Honda, and Kawasaki each submitted motorcycles for evaluation. The motorcycles submitted were:
2010 BMW R 1200 RT-P
2009 Honda ST 1300-PA9
2011 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide 2011
Harley-Davidson Road King
2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS
The testing process is designed to address the law enforcement officer's operational requirements in terms of motorcycle performance, safety, and comfort. The fleet maintenance interest is addressed by performing an extensive mechanical evaluation on each motorcycle submitted.
Each test is designed and executed to simulate actual field use conditions as closely as possible. Law enforcement motorcycle personnel conduct the evaluations on city streets, freeways, and the performance track.