Check Out Japan's Badass Motorcycle Cops

Check Out Japan's Badass Motorcycle Cops

Today, it was announced in the Japanese press that the country is getting a squad of off-roading police bikes. That's good, because some of them have been practicing.

Since 1969, police officers from across the country have competed in the "All Japan Police Motorcycle Safety Riding Competition." The goal of the event is to promote riding safety as well as show off the officers' skills.

Of course, there are police motorcycle events in other countries (and many of them are very impressive!). This event, however, is divided between male and female officers (further divided up by height), spans several days, and includes slalom, trail riding, and motocross. All of this should come in handy for the new off-road unit.

That group will apparently be the first of its kind in Japan, to be deployed when roads are too treacherous for cars or standard police bikes to navigate -- such as after an earthquake or other natural disaster.

Below, you can see some of the male officers competing:

And here are some female officers.

Fine riding all around.

激闘! 第43回全国白バイ安全運転競技大会 VOL.3 [[email protected]]

身長155センチ・女性白バイ隊員のスーパーテクニック [[email protected]]

震災受け全国初 警視庁、オフロード白バイを配備 [Sankei News]


Comments

    WOW... another story about Japan from Brian Ashcraft!!

      And another person clicking on an article they know theyhave no interest in just to complain about it.

      The circle is complete.

      That's his job. He covers the Otaku of Kotaku.

    Jesus, that is some pretty nice work in the wet.

      I love watching these guys. And those are pretty heavy bikes too!

    Is anyone else picturing "Officer Jenny" fangin around Phillip Island on a Busa?

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