Mounted Patrol members train to safely operate on motorcycles under all types of road and weather conditions. TZMP personnel operate from motorcycles as lead or screen convoy elements, light ground deployment elements for extended-distance reconnaissance, aerial drone retrieval, message delivery, or route clearance tasks.
Motorcycles present a low profile, high fuel economy, acceleration profile, and maneuverability, as well as possess the ability to access off-road and navigate high congestion areas. This an make motorcycles a good tool for mounted patrol missions despite a higher risk of fatality per mile travelled than other vehicles. Additional training and situational awareness is key to proper motorcycle operation.
Two wheels is greater than four!
TZMP members train and ride cruisers, sportbikes, scooters, and dual-sport motorcycle types, depending on the mission profile. TZMP does not currently participate in any motorcycle clubs or attend motorcycle rallies. Proper TZTSB-approved riding gear is required at all times.