Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Firexpress BMW R1200RT: The heat is on…


The coolest firefighting vehicle ever...!
Pics: Firexpress, via Hell for Leather

Here’s one very interesting idea – a motorcycle for firefighters! Yes indeed, the Firexpress BMW R1200RT is meant to be an ‘immediate response’ vehicle that can get to the scene first, ahead of firefighting trucks and/or other, bigger vehicles. While bigger trucks may take more time to make their way through traffic and get to wherever help might be needed, a quicker, vastly more manoeuvrable motorcycle should certainly be able to get there much quicker…

The Firexpress system fitted to the BMW can carry up to 25 litres of water/foam and around seven kilos of compressed gas, which is sufficient for more than two minutes of constant spray. The system sprays micro-droplets of water in a controlled, low-speed stream that can reach up to 11 meters.

The Firexpress R1200RT, which can travel at speeds of up to 140km/h, isn’t, of course, a substitute for full-blown firefighting trucks, but as a first response vehicle, we suppose it could be quite handy. Plus, with its emergency lights and sirens, the Firexpress R1200RT looks way cooler than any fire truck we’ve ever seen. Full specs here and more pics here


Here's the Firexpress R1200RT in action...

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