Firefighters Will Now Ride These Purpose-built BMW Bikes & Scooters

The Bavarian giant has introduced special variations of the F 850 GS and the CE-04 for German firefighters

BMW has always had an association with law enforcement bodies and we’ve seen all kinds of patrol vehicles from the German brand, be it tourers like the R 1250 RT or ADVs like the BMW F 900 XR. Keeping the trend going, BMW has taken the wraps off two special variations of the F 850 GS adventure bike and the CE-04 e-scooter, prepared for the German fire brigade and rescue services.

BMW Unveils F 850 GS & CE-04 For Fire Fighters

Firefighters Will Now Ride These Purpose-built BMW Bikes & Scooters
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Unveiled at the Interschutz 2022 trade fair, BMW calls these models the F 850 GS-P and the CE-04-P, with P meaning patrol, and both models have an array of upgrades to make them purposeful. They also don a special livery comprising the colors of the German firefighting authority - red, yellow, orange, and white.

Firefighters Will Now Ride These Purpose-built BMW Bikes & Scooters
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Starting with the CE-04-P electric scooter, the company has kitted it with a large windscreen, main stand, an illuminated trunk, and a waterproof top box to store firefighting essentials. These aside, the scooter also packs LED flashers, a 360-degree strobe light, and front and rear programmable displays to show messages. Topping all this are creature comforts such as heated grips, a fast charger, and an anti-theft alarm.

Under the skin, the CE-04 makes do with a 31kW motor and 8.5kWh battery. These help it reach a top speed of 120kmph (electronically limited) while returning a respectable range of 130km.

Firefighters Will Now Ride These Purpose-built BMW Bikes & Scooters
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Like the CE-04, the F 850 GS-P comes with an array of LED lights, two waterproof cases, a strobe light, and programmable displays, with the addition of loudspeakers and a cockpit-mounted microphone. There’s also a unique switch to keep the bike running without a key, so the light and radio still work even if you take the key out. The bike shuts off as soon as someone tries to ride away without a key, thus ensuring there are no thefts.

The USP, however, is the bike’s off-road capabilities, which can come in handy to reach deserted places and even help the serviceman tackle obstacles on the road. Complementing its versatile ridability is the powerful 853cc, twin-cylinder that makes 95 horsepower and 92Nm.

Firefighters Will Now Ride These Purpose-built BMW Bikes & Scooters
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All in all, this is a good initiative by BMW and it should help the firefighters react to emergencies more promptly. Not to mention, the addition of the CE-04 to the force also promotes the #GoGreen initiative.

Source: Motorrad Magazine

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