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Re: Royal Enfield Information Request
LanceH #766994 03/03/19 4:25 am
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Yes mine was a Perth bike,although it was sent to Bunbury for it's working life.Try the Vintage club over there,i'm sure they will recall that bike,it's likely to be still registered through them.From memory dealers would offer bikes to the force who could sample them,BSA probably could just outdeal anybody else.So the enfield may have been the only one or 1 of 2 or more they purchased.I also remember the deal done to get the Harleys in back then,the offer was they (dealer) would pay back the full initial purchase price after 3 years,knowing that Police bikes were highly regarded when they come to be auctioned off. I know were a Qld police Meteor resides now.

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Re: Royal Enfield Information Request
LanceH #767062 03/03/19 9:34 pm
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Does this Meteor have any police equipment on it ?
Any chance of a pic ?
It wasn't an Airflow model ?

Gov't Depts buying vehicles sales tax free and then selling them off a year or 3 later
at a profit had long been the bane of 2nd hand dealers in Oz.
Fleet buyers make up about half of new car sales in the common models.
(Dunno about bikes though, be only a tiny fraction.)(Except maybe BMW)
Dealers complained they were being undercut in the used car market.
The 10% only GST has sort of levelled out this playing field

Edit. We diverge, but qld pleece look to have had a few BSA's at some stage.
Tall screens every last one of them.
If only we could find a pic for the perth pleece...

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Re: Royal Enfield Information Request
LanceH #767071 03/03/19 10:23 pm
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Just a plain black Meteor,owner told me it was ex police bike.Airflow probably hadn't come out by then.

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LanceH #767205 03/05/19 12:04 am
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The image I posted is of a WA police bike, as evidenced by the black swan flag. That wouldn’t be for normal duties. Parade for the governor or something, I’d guess. Photographed outside the old police headquarters in East Perth by the looks of the background. Police bikes didn’t have all the bling in those days (refer both WA and Queensland images) that they do these days. Just basic bikes with fairing protection in black. Ah, the simple old days.

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I was thinking more of a pic of the fleet of pleece bikes for Perth.
(To see if there were any Enfields/Airflow Enfields amongst them).

That mention of the ex-policeman with an Airflow Enfield sure is interesting....

Most states have long histories of using motorcycles, there must be more pics someplace.
Other states have whole reams of them. Often for publicity...
A lot of other Gov't depts also used bikes, some of them also have pics in abundance.

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