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Motor officers in ''[["CHiPs"]]'' ride [[Kawasaki]] KZ-900 in seasons 1 & 2 and KZ-1000C1 from season 3.   
The motor officers in ''[["CHiPs"]]'' ride [[Kawasaki]] KZ-900 and KZ-1000C1 '''motorcycles''' which they friendly call "motor".  [[Ponch]] almost won the street model (a 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R) on a game show in "[[Name Your Price]]".
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[[Ponch]] almost won the street model (a 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R) on a game show in "[[Name Your Price]]".
  
This is a picture of the KZ-900, it's used in season one and season two.
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[[Image:Chips201116ql6.jpg|thumb|left|KZ-900]]
  
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[[Image:Chips305144bs4.jpg|thumb|KZ-1000C1]]
  
The KZ-1000C1, used from season 3, has a bigger windscreen and front fender, smaller pursuit lights and other little changes.
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Producers used the same trailer for filming in season 3 as they did in the first two seasons. The bikes on the trailer were still KZ-900. Because the difference would be visible, they removed the KZ900 windscreen and put a KZ1000C1 windscreen on the bikes but they forgot to replace the pursuit lights (they are bigger on the KZ900) and the metal frame below the headlight (missing on the KZ900).
  
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[[Image:Foto 3b.jpg|thumb|left|Bikes on a trailer for filming]]
  
[[Image:Foto 3b.jpg|thumb|Bikes on a trailer for filming]]
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In mid '70s CHP tested other motorcylces such as Moto Guzzi Eldorado, Honda 750 four and Suzuki 850 (this last one can be seen in the background at Central parking lot in many episodes of the second season), all those motors looked really similar because of the Department specifics such as saddle bags, radio box and pursuit lights so it is not easy to spot the differences.
They used the same trailer for season 3 as they did in the first two seasons. The bikes on the trailers were KZ-900 and those had the big pursuit lights and other windscreen. Because the difference would be visible, they removed the KZ900 windscreen and put a KZ1000C1 windscreen on the bikes but they forgot to replace the pursuit lights (they are bigger on the KZ900) and the metal frame below the headlight (missing on the KZ900).
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[[Image:Chips9916wm5.jpg|thumb|BMW R1100RT-P]]
In those years CHP tried other motorcylces such as Moto Guzzi Eldorado (California), Honda 750 and Suzuki 850 (this last one can be seen in the background at Central parking lot), all those motors looked really similar because of the Department specifics such as saddle bags, radio box and pursuit lights so it is not easy to spot the differences.
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In ''"[[CHiPs '99]]"'', the chippies used new [[BMW]] R1100RT-P motorcycles.
 
Erik Estrada owns one of the KZ-1000C1 bikes which was used in the series. Note that the engine was taken out.
 
  
[[Image:1267469185_75339_14.jpg|300px]][[Image:765a_1.jpg|300px]]
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Erik Estrada owns one of the KZ-1000C1 used in the series.
  
In ''"[[CHiPs '99]]"'', the [[CHP]] used new [[BMW]] R1100RT-P motorcycles.
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[[Image:1267469185_75339_14.jpg|thumb|left|Erik and his bike]][[Image:765a_1.jpg|thumb|Note that the engine was taken out]]
 
 
[[Image:Chips9916wm5.jpg|300px]]
 

Revision as of 13:11, 10 November 2014

Motor officers in "CHiPs" ride Kawasaki KZ-900 in seasons 1 & 2 and KZ-1000C1 from season 3. Ponch almost won the street model (a 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R) on a game show in "Name Your Price".

KZ-900
KZ-1000C1

Producers used the same trailer for filming in season 3 as they did in the first two seasons. The bikes on the trailer were still KZ-900. Because the difference would be visible, they removed the KZ900 windscreen and put a KZ1000C1 windscreen on the bikes but they forgot to replace the pursuit lights (they are bigger on the KZ900) and the metal frame below the headlight (missing on the KZ900).

Bikes on a trailer for filming

In mid '70s CHP tested other motorcylces such as Moto Guzzi Eldorado, Honda 750 four and Suzuki 850 (this last one can be seen in the background at Central parking lot in many episodes of the second season), all those motors looked really similar because of the Department specifics such as saddle bags, radio box and pursuit lights so it is not easy to spot the differences.

BMW R1100RT-P

In "CHiPs '99", the chippies used new BMW R1100RT-P motorcycles.

Erik Estrada owns one of the KZ-1000C1 used in the series.

Erik and his bike
Note that the engine was taken out