Michigan State Police are going German.
Some motorcycle troopers will be riding BMWs instead of Harleys.
Nine BMW R1200s have been bought to join the Harleys in the MSP's fleet of 24 motorcycles.
State police spokeswoman Shannon Banner says the beemers performed better in annual tests.
The Detroit Free Press reports the BMWs are also a little cheaper than the American-made Harley-Davidsons.