Electric Police BMW CE 04 and F 900 XR Premiered

Two very different bikes have been adapted for law enforcement, with both an electric police BMW CE 04, and a more traditional F 900 XR both premiered as new models by the German manufactuter.

As an electric scooter, the BMW CE 04 is possbly the more notable of the duo. With the consumer model recently unveiled, it’s been a quickly converted for police operations in urban and metropolitan areas with a maximum power output of 41hp and a top speed of 120 km/h (74.5 mph). The battery has a range of around 130 kilometres, although there’s no research on how this is impacted when you add the special LED flashing lights at the front, the LED beacon at the rear, and a siren, along with an authorities case.

But it does mean the police might be able to sneak up on you with the minimum of noise, in the Eco, Rain or Road riding modes, and with Automatic Stability Contol, ABS and the opton of Dynamic Traction Control to help them handle most weather and road conditions.

The new electic police BMW CE 04 scooter
The new electic police BMW CE 04 scooter

The F 900 XR makes more traditional sense as a police bike, given that it’s a nimble tourer with a relaxed and upright riding position for long shifts in the sadle, and has a 105hp twin-cylinder inline 895cc engine which can propel the bike somewhere above 120mph. Plus it comes with all the equipment options for panniers, heated grips, GPS and electronic rider aids you’d expect from the German manufacturer.

The police-spec BMW F 900 XR
The police-spec BMW F 900 XR

BMW Motorrad produces a range of bikes which can be configured for the police, customs agencies, fire brigade or other uses, with the new CE 04 joining the R 1250 RT-P, the F 750GS-P and the F 850GS-P.

Keep an eye out for the new police BMW CE 04 electric scooter or XRF 900 XR in your mirrors...here. And you can always find ex-police BMW bikes for sale via a variety of places, including a surprising number available via eBay.


Revealed: TikTok’s most popular cars

Gareth Herincx

10 hours ago
Auto Blog

Ford Mustang

TikTok is best known for its viral dances and challenges, but did you know that there are also thousands of car videos on the app too?

These videos have racked up billions of views, but which makes and models are the most popular on TikTok?

Researchers at comparison and switching service Uswitch.com have been analysing the number of views on TikTok videos using hashtags mentioned to reveal the most popular cars and brands.

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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, more commonly known as BMW, is the most popular car brand on TikTok, seeing over 17.6 billion views across the app.

The BMW brand has been quick to embrace the social media platform, creating its own hashtag challenges to promote its vehicles.

Top 10 most popular vehicle brands on TikTok 

Rank Brand Views
1 BMW 17,600,000,000
2 Mercedes-Benz 9,100,000,000
3 Lamborghini 8,300,000,000
4 Tesla 7,200,000,000
5 Audi 7,000,000,000
6 Ford 6,500,000,000
7 Honda 6,300,000,000
8 KTM 5,500,000,000
9 Ferrari 4,900,000,000
10 Jeep 4,300,000,000

Looking at the specific models which have received the most views on TikTok, there was a clear winner – the iconic Ford Mustang.

Tied for second place, the Nissan GT-R and the Toyota Supra both received 2.8 billion views.

Top 10 most popular vehicle models on TikTok 

Rank Model Views
1 Ford Mustang 3,900,000,000
2 Nissan GT-R 2,800,000,000
2 Toyota Supra 2,800,000,000
4 Chevrolet Camaro 1,500,000,000
4 Range Rover 1,500,000,000
6 Honda Civic 1,300,000,000
7 Lamborghini Huracan 916,700,000
8 Subaru WRX 851,600,000
9 Lamborghini Aventador 808,800,000
10 Tesla Model 3 760,600,000

“TikTok is no longer just a space for Gen-Z to share viral dances and challenges,” said Joel Kempson, car insurance expert at Uswitch.com. “The app is now home to many viral car videos, racking up billions of views from car lovers all over the world.” 

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Free Replacement Scheme For Crack-Prone BMW GS Footpegs

Free Replacement Scheme For Crack-Prone BMW GS Footpegs

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There’s a new free replacement scheme for crack-prone BMW GS footpegs. The parts affected are from the accessory selection rather than original equipment, so standard pegs aren’t an issue. Apparently BMW Motorrad has discovered stress corrosion cracks may occur on the studs in certain milled footrests.

So, if you’ve upgraded your bike, or bought a secondhand model and need to check, the part numbers of the parts in question are:

  • 77 25 2 452 958           Footrest adjustable, left, black solid
  • 77 25 2 452 960           Footrest adjustable, right, black solid
  • 77 25 2 465 256           Set of footrests adjustable, black solid

And these footpegs are offered as accessories for the following BMW GS models:

  • R 1200/1250 GS
  • R 1200/1250 GS Adventure
  • F 750 GS
  • F 850 GS
  • F 850 GS Adventure
There's a new replacement scheme for crack-prone BMW GS footpegsnews and coverage on BMW motorcycles, here, including official and aftermarket parts, turning and upgrades. Looking to buy a secondhand BMW GS? There’s a wide selection to browse via eBay.


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MINI celebrates major milestone

Gareth Herincx

2 days ago
Auto News

20 years of MINI production at Swindon and Oxford

The one millionth MINI has been delivered in the UK, just over 20 years since the start of modern MINI production in 2001.

In all, MINI has sold more than 5.1 million cars globally in the past two decades, and the UK is the brand’s largest market.

The 3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch, Clubman and Electric MINI models have all been built on the same production line at Plant Oxford.

What’s more, MINI Plants Oxford and Swindon employ 4,500 highly-skilled employees, including 130 apprentices, who all keep production moving to build 1,000 MINIs a day – one every 67 seconds.

“To have sold over one million MINIs in just 20 years is a remarkable milestone; we are all extremely proud,” said David George, Director of MINI UK.

“This achievement is testament to the fantastic cars we’ve built and launched during that time, our customers’ continued love for MINI, and the strength and unwavering dedication of our retail network.

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“As we see the increasing demand for our MINI Electric and MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid models, which account for nearly a fifth of global electrified sales, we’re excited to see what the next 20 years hold, as we transition into our fully electric future.”

MINI will launch its last model with an internal combustion engine in 2025 and, by 2027, the share of all-electric vehicles in global MINI sales will be at least 50%. In the early 2030s, MINI will be the first BMW Group brand to go fully electric.

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