California Scooter Company’s New Police Motorcycle

California Scooter Company (CSC Motorcycles) announced today the addition of a police version to its popular line of small made-in-America motorcycles. Named the CSC-150P, it is available in a standard black-and-white paint scheme, with other department colors available on a special order basis.

Standard equipment includes the usual calibrated speedometer, windshield, storage rack, saddlebags, siren, engine guards, and police lighting. This small motorcycle meets the demands for high mobility, high maneuverability, and rapid response in highly-congested urban settings. Its short wheelbase, small diameter wheels, and light weight allow it to go places and maneuver through areas not navigable by larger police motorcycles. It seems ideal for department community affairs and police duties in tourist areas and urban settings.

In addition to electric starting, the CSC-150P retains a traditional kick starter. “We are providing a ready-to-roll small police motorcycle,” said Steve Seidner, CSC Motorcycles President and CEO.  “We can add department-specific graphics, and we offer options on the types of police motorcycle equipment we provide.  Our mission is to meet each law enforcement organizations’ precise requirements at an economical price with a US-manufactured product.”

The CSC-150P motorcycle offers very low maintenance costs compared to other police motorcycles, particularly in the areas of brake, tire, and clutch maintenance. “We’ve heard the stories about not being able to start if the strobe lights are left on, the $300 tires, the chafing brake lines, the overheating, and the $1200 clutch replacements on other police bikes,” said Joe Berk, CSC’s police and military sales manager.  “There’s none of that here. This bike routinely delivers over 90 miles per gallon, its operating costs are low, we’ve proven its durability with a run up and down the Baja peninsula during the hottest month of the year, and the public loves it.”  California Scooter Company manufactures 150cc street-legal motorcyclessells in all 50 US states and Australia, and is in the process of certifying its bikes in Europe and Canada. Please contact California Scooter Co. Motorcycles at 800 884 4173 for additional information.

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36 Responses to “California Scooter Company’s New Police Motorcycle”


  1. 1 Mike May 10th, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Epic 😉

    The criminals get caught because of laughing…

  2. 2 Boss Hawg May 10th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Love it. Mini-CHIPS. Should do very well for meter maids, etc…

    Boss Hawg

  3. 3 zyon May 10th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    love the mini bags

  4. 4 Kirk Perry May 10th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Excellent idea – Paralleling the needs of the real world on a smaller scale. Where does it stop?

    Just when you’d think they were out of ideas, the little Mustang horns it’s way in to everybody’s life?

  5. 5 leston May 10th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    great idea.

  6. 6 Kirk Perry May 10th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    And after reading the morning California paper, let me be the first to congratulate Arnold on the lose of his wife. 🙂
    Flew off like a crow did she? You can’t blame her. Bailed on your silly ass for pardoning that murderer as he was leaving Sacramento 🙂 ……. it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
    The sun is shining a little brighter this morning.

  7. 7 Kirk Perry May 10th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Scrap any plans you might have to build a Mustang flat-bed jitney, or god forbid a package truck.
    We’re at our believable limit here.
    Our engineers have concluded, that in order to create a 3-wheeler Mustang, only a differential-drive would make sense, and no, don’t go getting any ideas about furrowing front wheels and a trailer hitch for farm work – there’s “fun-hog laws” here in California.

  8. 8 Scot May 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    What’s next? Midget cops?

  9. 9 fluke May 10th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    The trouble is, if a cop pulled you over on one of them it would be hard to take him/her seriously, even if s/he pulled a gun on you would expect a little red flag with the word BANG written on it to come out the barrel.

  10. 10 Brother T May 10th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    A couple careers ago I was a small town police officer. I couldn’t imagine having to dismount from that ride, go attend to whatever the call was, and worry that someone (and actually, I think 2 average guys could muscle that thing around pretty easily) might actually physically pick up and remove my vehicle, even just as a prank.

  11. 11 Joe May 10th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Joe from the California Scooter Company here, guys. Good comments, please keep ’em coming!

  12. 12 Jeff Nicklus May 10th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Only in California ……

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  13. 13 Tattooed44 May 10th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Seriously? How in the hell can you take a cop seriously on one of these. I think I would be arrested for non-stop laughter… Wow…

  14. 14 Horseman May 10th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Guess what. All cops would look more friendly on these scoots. Add a smile and we love them again.

  15. 15 chopperfreak29 May 10th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    My uncle is a retired cop and while he can be a real a$$ at times he did say one thing that stuck with me…..When I asked him why they spent all that money on Harleys when there are so many great bikes out there that are faster, more reliable and cheaper to run. He asked me what I would find more intimidating, a line of steel Harleys creeping down the street towards a hockey riot sounding like a stampede of elephants coming down the road or a line of virtually silent, plastic bikes. These little bikes seem to be really logical in alot of ways, but intimidation is definitely not one of them. I’m not exactly a fan of police intimidation or the attitude alot of cops seem to put on these days, but I can still see the point he was making.

  16. 16 Joe May 10th, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Horseman, you get it.

  17. 17 jp May 10th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    wow have another donut to go with that cycle

  18. 18 1550tc May 10th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    when the ave commute speed in LA is what 18 MPH, these make sense to me to chase down urban comandos, now if u could just get the rest of that out of gassss guzzzling suv’s

  19. 19 Arie May 10th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Why does the Benny Hill theme song keep running through my head?

  20. 20 fausto May 10th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    And when they pull you over you get a really small ticket!

    As part of the overall cost saving plan helicopters will now be replaced with hot air balloons.

    I can`t wait for the chase involving one of these and a renegade Shriner!

    Now all they need is 10 year old police officers.

    No matter how dorky the ride, dark sunglasses can make you look really cool.

  21. 21 Imaginethat May 10th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    It doesn’t mater what kind of shades, boots, or what, who would not be able to outrun ( on foot none-the-less), this? Is it really viable when you can pick up your ride like a suitcase, and run.They must be offering extra cash for hazard pay to any officer whom would dare to be caught on one. Only in the communist country of California. Next they will outlaw all cars so they can catch you with one of these.

  22. 22 Joe May 10th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    You guys gotta check the California Scooter blog tomorrow (www.CaliforniaScooterCo.com/blog) to see the new Firefighter Special…watch the video to see it!

  23. 23 Boss Hawg May 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Hey Jeff,

    Maybe a couple of these for the Redneck Riviera in September to go along with the Flintstones bikes….they would just love them.

    Boss Hawg

  24. 24 Kiwished May 11th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    If cops ride bicycles why not scooters?

  25. 25 Heavy Metal May 11th, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Time for a CHiPs remake. Eric Estrada would be glad to give up the infomercials. Seriously, I like ’em.

  26. 26 Calif Phil May 11th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Really! Made in USA?

  27. 27 Joe May 11th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Really. California Phil, if you are in So Cal, stop by the factory. We’re on Brackett Airfield in La Verne.

  28. 28 Shawn May 11th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    It would be worth the arrest just to have a slow-speed motorcycle chase by one of these. LOL. The only chase where it ends by one of the bikes actually falling over at 5mph. 😀

  29. 29 fluke May 11th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    The town cops round my parts are already on (jap) 50cc scooters for traffic control duty. You don’t need a 500lb Harley to give parking tickets and pull people for speeding through town. Big enough to carry a radar gun and a ticket book, small enough to get laughed at doing it.

  30. 30 Wiz May 12th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Mini chocolate Donuts, gotta have a sepatate little pouch for ’em. Yuk-Yuk!! Wiz

  31. 31 Kirk Perry May 12th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Who da’ guy on the scooter?
    Let’s see, he puts on a uniform every working day and becomes a magnet for all the nut-jobs running loose out there. Just plain ol’ risking your life for people you don’t even know, and probably is under-paid for the effort.
    He looks like a real cop. That might be his bike in the background.

    I think the scooter needs a pitch-fork tazer mounted on the headlight to zap thugs and 45 cal. bullets in the “shotgun” end of his handlebars to even out the playing field.

  32. 32 nicker May 12th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Jeff,

    RE:
    “…Only in California …”

    Well, here criminals are given “time-outs” and are “on-their-honor” to turn themselves in by Friday.

    -nicker-

  33. 33 Jeff Nicklus May 13th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    nicker,

    Here in Texas we give our criminals “Time Outs” as well, except in Texas we call it by another name ….”Lethal Injection” …… seems to work well as we have yet to hear a complaint from anyone who has received a “Texas Time Out”!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  34. 34 TK May 13th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Jeff,
    Also heard the great Texas comedian Ron White state that for certain crimes Texas has a express line for those “time outs.” Case Closed

  35. 35 Kirk Perry May 13th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Mustangs were used by paper carriers in the 50’s. Cal Scooter’s is the same strap metal and rivet design.
    To “carry” for the Houston Chronicle, a ute (youth) would need to construct his own rigid paper racks from 2×2 lumber using exterior, (4) screw, corner braces – then, cut the “Chronicle issued” 100 oz. hopsack-woven “carry bags” that as made, looked like front and back shoulder-bags for a giant.

    The carriers cut the shoulder straps in the middle, and nailed each bag along the inside top edge of their perimeter, fastening an open bag to the wood frame, hammering about 20 roofing nails – ending-up with two bags that now had either, “rain” flaps – able to flip up and cover an even-stacked carrier-bag of rolled papers – or “mud” flaps that hung in the wind behind the scooter-stream. Targets for dogs that otherwise would bite the tires.

    Kids with adult responsibilities. Beating monthly subscription fees out of some, but not all, customers.

  36. 36 Joe May 13th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Kirk, we don’t use any “strap” metal in our California Scooter design, nor do we use rivets (other than under the seat to anchor the seat covering and for securing the VIN plate). The frame is an all-welded tubular steel design. Nearly all of the bike is steel or billet aluminum, with very little plastic (the turn signals, the switchgear, etc., are plastic; everything thing else is steel or aluminum).

    Funny you should mention the Houston Chronicle…we advertise in it with stellar results. Texas is our second highest sales volume state.

    Not sure about the other Mustang/paperboy topics you mentioned, but it’s interesting stuff.

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