CHiPs Lives! (On Kawasaki Police Bikes)


| 12/10/2012 3:15:09 PM


Tags: Kawasaki police bikes, motorcycle stories, From the Owner blog,

Reunion 

The cast of “CHiPs” at the 2012 reunion, along with Bob (top right) and his son Mickey (on bike).  

Rider: Bob Beauvais, Grapevine, Texas
Age: 43
Occupation: Professional sports photographer
Rides: 1980 Kawasaki KZ1000 C3 Police Special 

Bob’s story: “Growing up in the Seventies and Eighties, my favorite show on TV was ‘CHiPs.’ It wasn’t the cool accidents or Ponch and Jon that made the show for me — it was those awesome Kawasaki police bikes (though Officer Sindy Cahill, aka Brianne Leary, wasn’t hard to look at, either). 

“I would ride around on my bicycle humming the theme song pretending to be a CHP motor officer. I always dreamed of owning a Kawasaki police bike. 

“Well, in 1990 I finally got my chance. At a local Chevrolet dealer in Hamden, Conn., I found an ex-Massachusetts State Police Kawasaki. It was in awful condition, but I was young and stupid. I figured, how hard could it be to get it running right again? 




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