The Wisconsin State Patrol has operated motorcycles since 1957. The Patrol started with BMW's and then went to Kawasaki's. In 1985 the Patrol purchased five Harley-Davidson motorcycles. At the end of 1997 the Patrol sold the five 1985 FXRP Harley-Davidson motorcycles at auction and purchased five new 1997 FLHTP Harley-Davidson bikes. The Division purchased five new 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycles which arrived in spring 2000. In the summer of 2003, the five 2000 bikes were sold and the State Patrol began leasing 5 Harley-Davidson Electra Glides. From 2003 to 2007 the Patrol continued to lease motorcycles. In 2008 the Patrol purchased eight 2008 FLHTP H-D motorcycles. We currently have 16 training riders.