To increase its motorcycle patrol unit (URB) capability, especially in crime-prone and border areas, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have acquired 871 Kawasaki motorcycles. Of these, 200 are Kawasaki KLX250 off-road bikes to be used by police in states sharing a border with Thailand, while a few Kawasaki Z250s can also be seen in the photos. Other models may be in the mix too.

In a handing-over ceremony at the General Operations Force Tactical Base near Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said,”With this increase in the number of motorcycles, I am confident we can tackle crime more effectively, especially in crime-prone areas.” Also present at the ceremony were Datuk Tajudin Md Isa, Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director, Datuk Asri Yusoff, Kedah Police Chief and Executive Chairman of Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Ahmad Faez Tan Sri Yahaya.

During the ceremony, 67 Kawasaki motorcycles were handed over Kedah police, including 20 KLX250 off-road two-wheelers. Fuzi said the motorcycles will be handed out in stages to the various state police. The purchase of the motorcycles cost the police about RM28 million and will be used to shorten police response time.

Fuzi said in a The Sun Daily report that police currently have a strength of 4,189 patrol motorcycles. “We received very good feedback about the unit as the motorcycles are able to go to the locations faster, in less than 10 minutes. I want to thank the government for its concern for the needs of security forces, especially PDRM, in providing assets which are for the wellbeing of the people,” said Fuzi