Supercharged Ninja patrols: Police hope new H2 SX will be a PR booster

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North Yorkshire Police are hoping to boost the relationship they have with bikers visiting the area and promote road safety, using a new unmarked Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX.

The £25,649, 197.3bhp supercharged sports tourer will be used in active duty, as well as attending a number of events to engage with the public and raise awareness of safe riding.  

“We want the motorcycle community to come to North Yorkshire,” Traffic Constable and Road Safety Officer, Mark Hutchings told MCN. “They bring money to the economy and there’s lots of benefits to motorcycle communities coming to us.”

North Yorkshire Police undercover Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX

He went on to say that motorcyclists account for 1% of road users in the UK, but make up 26% of fatalities and 24% of serious collisions in North Yorkshire.

“But it’s about highlighting the dangers and the small minority that cause us a problem. The H2 SX is the bike of the moment. It will be unmarked but with all the enforcement capabilities. It will have blue lights and has 4K camera kit fitted.”

Constable Hutchings went on to say that the force has previously struggled to engage with segments of the biking population. It’s hoped that this bike will allow them to speak to as many riders as possible.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX with police patrol car and speed van

“We want everybody to use the roads in a suitable fashion and make them safe throughout 2023,” he added.