Study for New Motorcycle Purchase in Police Fleet

Concerns of back pain riding new BMW motorcycles as replacement for fleet needed clarification

Kawasaki bike - Note upright posture and bent elbows showing relaxed riding posture
New BMW - Note forward lean with locked elbows forcing static loading in riding position, resulting in back pain
Example of continuous forward lean on racing style motorcy le - a position that is only held for a short time
Testing the BMW
Back pain exhibited on some offices riding new BMW motorcycles, others did not. Back pain compromised ability to perform police tasks -- Question to be answered is... WHY?

PROBLEM


SOLUTION

Acceptance and rejection followed specific anatomical dimensions of police officers when related to riding posture on BMW motorcycles - Final decisions were made on officers acceptance and ability to ride BMW motorcycles for lengthy periods
Custom ergonomic solution by Ergo Inc.
Testing the BMW