North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
BMW R 1200 RT
Community Engagement Vehicle. This BMW motorbike was new to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in April 2022. It is used for community engagement work. The bike is based at Ripon as this was one of the few stations that had indoor space available. It is used across the county on a one-year trial. The team operating it hope to have more motorbikes on the road soon. The bike is an ex-North Yorkshire Police vehicle from the roads policing fleet. It had come to the end of its police life but instead of being disposed it was converted to a fire bike. NYP and NYFRS share the same workshop at Thirsk so this was an easy option to take. The fire bike sets out to reduce injuries by engaging with motorcyclists and other road users at community events and motorcycle meeting points. It is crewed by Fire Service personnel who have a passion for motorcycles and rider education. It is involved in such programmes as Bike Safe and Biker Down.