Milwaukee Police Department LED Motorcycle Headlight Upgrade

At J.W. Speaker, we understand that a safer police force means a safer community. Because of this, we were excited to partner with the Milwaukee Police Department, who understand about motorcycle safety on our city streets.

Milwaukee Police Officer's Bikes Equipped with State-of-the-Art LED Headlights from J.W. Speaker

Milwaukee Police Motorcycles get a Big Upgrade

To assist the Milwaukee Police Department in staying safe on the streets this summer, J.W. Speaker donated over 50 Adaptive® 2 LED motorcycle headlights to fully outfit the MPD motorcycle fleet. With so many summer events going on in Milwaukee, it’s important for the MPD motorcycle officers to see and be seen when responding to critical emergencies.

On Wednesday, June 6th, our team hit the road for 47th and Vliet, where the Milwaukee Police Department’s Motorcycle Fleet Unit is located. The police motorcycles were lined up at the start of the day, ready for their headlight fitment.

Milwaukee Police Officer's Bikes Equipped with State-of-the-Art LED Headlights from J.W. Speaker

Milwaukee Police Officer's Bikes Equipped with State-of-the-Art LED Headlights from J.W. Speaker

Installing Adaptive LED Headlights on the Police Motorcycles

Our techs hit the ground running, removing the stock headlights and replacing them with our Adaptive LED motorcycle headlights. A plug & play installation meant that we had all 56 headlights installed on the officer’s bikes in just two hours.

J.W. Speaker, Performing Installations on MPD Bikes

“This (Adaptive) technology solves a fundamental issue with motorcycle lighting, which is when you lean into the turns, you basically lose all the light as you go around the corners,” explains Kurt Kaufmann, Motorcycle Sales Manager at J.W. Speaker
Watch the full press conference here.

Milwaukee Police Chief, Alfanso Morales, Discussing LED Lighting Technology with J.W. Speaker Personnel

Milwaukee Police Officer's Bikes Equipped with State-of-the-Art LED Headlights from J.W. Speaker

Milwaukee Police Officer's Bikes Equipped with State-of-the-Art LED Headlights from J.W. Speaker

Headlight Aiming

Before the officers hit the road, we directed them to our Headlight Aiming station to finish off the installation process. One by one, as the officers came through, they thanked us for our commitment to motorcycle safety, and in turn, we thanked them for putting their lives on the line every day to keep our community safe.

LED Headlight Aiming of Police Motorcycle New Adaptive Light

Milwaukee Police Officer's Bikes Equipped with State-of-the-Art LED Headlights from J.W. Speaker

We are excited to see these LED motorcycle headlights on the police bikes out in Milwaukee this summer, patrolling our city and keeping the officers safe.

Comments from MPD Chief Morales and Sergeant Colon

“We want to extend a big thanks to the leadership and employees of J.W. Speaker for this donation. The safety of our officers is paramount here at the Milwaukee Police Department, these state-of-the-art headlights will help improve safety with the officers who make up our motorcycle unit. Our officers work well after the sun goes down and we want to provide them with the safest environment possible.” — Milwaukee Police Chief, Alfonso Morales in a statement to the media.
Watch the full press conference here.

Special thanks to all those who helped make this possible including Kurt Kaufmann for organizing the event, the Milwaukee Police Department and Sgt. Colon for setting up the fleet of police motorcycles for us, and the State Street Jimmy Johns in Wauwatosa for lunch.

Interested in Outfitting your Fleet?



Milwaukee Police Officer's Bikes Equipped with State-of-the-Art LED Headlights from J.W. Speaker

*Special pricing is only applicable for established Police Departments with a motorcycle fleet.