... as part of an initiative to improve safety for recreational riders around popular riding spots in north east Victoria. The trail bikes went into action over the Queens Birthday weekend.
Deputy Commissioner Ken Lay praised Suzuki for its initiative and generosity and said the aims of the initiative would be three-fold.
"We're confident a high visibility presence in the forests will help to curb risk-taking behaviour, we will be educating riders about safe riding practices, as well as detecting offences such as riding unlicensed or off the designated tracks," Deputy Commissioner Ken Lay said.
"We've found that motorcycle riders are more receptive to listening and talking to fellow riders so police will be travelling to campsites on their trail bikes to hand out leaflets as part of the education component too."
Suzuki Australia Managing Director Tak Hayasaki said, "Off road riding is a vital and growing part of our market so it's important that we take this opportunity to work cooperatively with police in the education of our dirt bike customers".
Source: JUST BIKES, July 2009, Issue #241