Decision details

PCC DN - Funding for Surron Electric Motorcycles

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


GMP has seen an increase in the use of Surron and other electric motorcycles over the last twelve months. The electric motorcycles feature heavily in complaints regarding anti social behaviour (Riding off road / footpaths / Inappropriate Speed / manner of riding) and their use to assist in criminal activity ( Theft from persons / theft from vehicles / drug transportation ).

The majority of the electric motorcycles are being ridden on the road illegally as the riders do not hold a licence or insurance which is required by law and are being ridden in a manner that is causing danger to both themselves and other road users.

GMP will see the relaunch of a dedicated Motorcycle Unit in April 2024. Officers will deploy on a mixed fleet of bikes with road and off road capability.

The two Surron Ultra Bee Motorcycles being purchased would be used to tackle both criminality and road safety and would feature at the various road safety events that GMP attend, promoting the legal use and safe riding.


Funding of £18,139 is approved to be spent by GMP to purchase and maintain two Surron Electric Motorcycles.

Publication date: 09/05/2024

Date of decision: 13/03/2024