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    Rumormill: BMW reconsidering cruiser market with six-cylinder naked bike?
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    The internets are all abuzz with word that BMW is considering using its new six-cylinder motorcycle engine on models other than the 2012 K1600GT and GTL. As cited by Visor Down, BMW originally showed off the lump on its Concept 6, which is helping to fuel rumors pointing to the arrival of a ...

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    Vauxhall presents an Insignia for the bobbies at UK police expo
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    Badged alternately as an Opel (Europe), Vauxhall (UK), Chevrolet Vectra (South America) or Buick Regal (North America and China), GM's Insignia has been gaining traction around the world. But the latest version isn't targeted at private consumers: it's a police cruiser. Developed with the ...

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    Ducati Diavel officially announced for EICMA debut
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    Ducati Diavel teaser – Click above to enlarge
    We're still not quite certain what to make of a Ducati that isn't really a sportbike. While machines such as the Monster, Multistrada, Hypermotard and Sport Classic series weren't made to represent the brand in competition, they still have ...

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    Chevy Caprice outperforms Ford and Dodge police cars in official test... or does it?
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    2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV -– Click above for high-res image gallery
    The police vehicle market is flush with new iron from all quarters, making the results of this year's Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation hotly anticipated. Ford brought its new Taurus-based Police Interceptor, ...

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    Leaked sketch shows upcoming power cruiser from Ducati
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    Ducati Power Cruiser sketch – Click above to enlarge
    Close your eyes and think of a Ducati motorcycle. Got it? Good. What's in your head? We'd guess something fast, beautiful and... red. That about right? Despite having roots firmly in the sportbike minefield, clearly the Italian motorcycle ...

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    Beer, Cheese and Bikes: Harley-Davidson may be named State Motorcycle of Wisconsin
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    2010 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Apparently, Wisconsin would like to prove that there is more to the Badger State than just cheese and beer. A new piece of legislation being voted on would officially make Harley-Davidson the State Motorcycle. We know ...

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    REPORT: Ford preparing cops for life after Crown Vic, has police sample Taurus
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    Quick quiz: What vehicle transported Paris Hilton to prison? If you answered Ford's Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, you took the easy route and you were correct. The older than thou Crown Vic accounts for about 85% of the 75,000 police vehicles sold each year – a market where styling, ...

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    Ever ridden a Barley? How 'bout a Harley Busa?
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    We've run across plenty of custom motorcycles in our time, and the goal of many of them is to combine the best features of both sportbikes and cruisers into one machine. The Suzuki Hayabusa is arguably the king of the sportbike, and there is no arguing that Harley-Davidson is the owner of both the ...

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    Buh-bye: Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible ends production
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    There were no eulogies. No bagpipes were played or honor-guard gunshots fired. Few paid any notice, but on December 21, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible passed quietly into the night and was buried. And we doubt many will miss it. The axing of the ragtop PT is part of the phasing-out of ...

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    Chrysler said to be planning wake for Magnum, Pacifica, PT Cruiser
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    According to The Detroit News, Chrysler's product-cutting plan is all but official. The first three models on the chopping block, according to the newspaper's unnamed sources, are the Magnum, Pacifica and the PT Cruiser. The next round could include the Jeep Commander if it doesn't get its act ...

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    Calling all cars: Carbon Motors purpose-built police car
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    Checker did it with taxi cabs a generation and a half ago, but since then, purpose-built working cars haven't been produced in mass quantities. Carbon Motors thinks it's about time the fuzz get their own purpose-built ride, instead of being forced to modify a civilian car. Law enforcement agencies ...

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    Toledo cops begin selling ads on police cruisers
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    "This citation has ben brought to you by _________, for all your _________ needs. Thanks for using the Toledo PD, please drive safely and have a nice day." var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Desperate_Cops_Begin_Selling_Ads_on_Police_Cars'; The Toledo, Ohio police department needs to ...

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    Spy Shots: Toyota Land Cruiser/Lexus LX 570
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    Over the past decade or so, Toyota has built up an SUV empire, ranging from the RAV4 to the Sequoia and the FJ Cruiser to the Lexus RX450h, with everything in between. But its flagship sport-ute has been on the market – all but completely untouched – for nine years now. And even for ...

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    Alfa Romeo 159 new Italian "Pantera"
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    Many precincts in the U.S. are ecstatic over their new Dodge Charger police cruisers, but Italian police are just as pleased to replace their fleet of Fiat Mareas with the new Alfa 159. Police cruisers in Italy are called Panteras, which means "Panther" in English, and the crime-fighting Pantera ...

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    Texas law enforcement issued 700 HP Hummer
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    As if we needed another reason not to wind up on the wrong side of the law in Texas, this 700-horsepower Hummer H2 with 28-inch rims clinches it. An unnamed Texas sheriff commissioned GeigerCars based in Europe to build the black-and-white beast. It's powered by a 7.0L supercharged V8 making the ...

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    Detroit fuzz first with hydrogen fuel cell cop car
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    Well, it’s not actually the Detroit police. Those brave souls would do well to soldier on with their heavily armored Crown Vics. It’s actually the campus police of Wayne State University in Detroit who have received the first hydrogen fuel cell-powered police vehicle in the world. The ...

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