The chase begins at the 8:40 mark. For a while, it appears to be a run of the mill high-speed motorcycle police chase. A few minutes in and you realize the chasee is carrying a passenger. Next, you begin to wonder why this motor cop can’t catch a guy riding a bike two-up. Then, at 15:06 the cop nearly crashes into the culprit when the chasee brakes hard for traffic. When the pursuit resumes it carries on for another 11 minutes of crazy passes and near misses. The end comes at 27:46 when the chasee spins out on a dirt road. Bailing on his passenger he flees on foot, removes his helmet, but doesn’t toss it (probably because he’ll need to sell it to help pay the fine). The motor cop continues the chase while still riding, hits a barn, and may have lost the suspect if it weren’t for the arrival of backup. Adding the final touch of comic relief, the cop drops his bike at 28:45. Yah, it’s a long video but worth the watch. Enjoy!

  • DickRuble

    Nominated for Academy Award for Best Movie in Foreign Language. To test your knowledge of motorcycle engines: What bike was the police officer riding?

    • Alexander Pityuk

      I could swear that in the beginning, when the cop took off, I heard a soothing purr of a honda ST1300 V4 engine. But the shape of the windshield proved me wrong.

      • DickRuble

        I don’t think there are any ST1300 left in service anywhere in EU. Choices are limited to K 1200RS, FJ1300, VFR1200, KTM1190, Yamaha Tenere 1200. The perception of the windshield might be distorted by the wide angle lens.

        • throwedoff

          According to Wikipedia:

          “Marked police motorcycles are usually either BMW K1200 RS or Yamaha FJR 1300 models. Unmarked motorcycles are Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace- and Yamaha YZF-R1 models. Motorcycles are used in pursuit situation”

          Of course these begin as Euro spec bikes.

      • Markus Jussila

        Finnish police most common mc is fazer-1000, though it’s tuned out so might not sound like og one.

  • Old MOron

    Wait a minute. There’s text in the video that says “ghostrider”. Is this supposed to be THE famous ghostrider who taunts cops and always gets away? What ever happened to that guy? Did he really get old and buy a Harley? Did they catch him? I could stand to watch the whole thing, so I skipped around. I didn’t see them catch him. Did he get away?

    • Markus Jussila

      The og ghostrider was a sweed and he’s been dead for a long time, ironicaly due to motorcycle crash.

      • Old MOron

        Thanks for the info. I guess some folks are going to try to make money off his name.

  • Tinwoods

    That was incredibly boring. Whomever posted it couldn’t edit the video down to the highlights? Three minutes, max.

    • DickRuble

      “Whoever posted”.. Too long for you? Why? You need the time to brush up on your grammar?

      • Douglas

        Right….should be “whosoever”…..

  • allworld

    A story with no real beginning and no real ending………….

  • john burns

    wow I’ve never seen a guy ride a Harley that far without a beer stop.

    • Vaughan

      It’s a 109R Boulevard.

  • Alexander Pityuk

    In USA you aren’t chased by 2 sad police bikes. You get at least 10 bikes, 20 cars, and 3 helicopters. And if you are really lucky maybe even a B-2 bomber. You know, just in case…

    • Douglas

      But they can’t use the B-2s (or even the B-1s) anymore because of posse comitatus being invoked by lefty lawyers for their miscreant traffic-law violating whiny-ass “clients”…..shame.

  • grindathon

    tom im disappointed this vid is crap and the cop doesnt know how to change gears boring not to mention the cop bike sounded like a parallel twin pos

    • DickRuble

      MO is sorry their product didn’t rise to your standards and apologizes profusely. Stay with us. Tom is writing a letter to the cop and Finnish minister of the interior expressing your grievances. A refund is coming your way.

    • throwedoff

      Ever tried to talk on a radio in a high speed pursuit? Try doing it while in a high speed pursuit on a motorcycle! Yeah, he abused the rev limiter a few times. I doubt very few people that are detracting the officer’s abilities have been in a similar situation or could perform any where near his level in the same situation. Adrenaline pretty much erases your fine motor skills leaving you with only your gross motor skills to function unless you train at that level every day.

  • Wren1

    THis had to be a small displacement single, like the KLR650. To not catch a Vrod, sad.

    • Cop’s engine sounded like a BMW R1200.

      • Vaughan

        I think so too, or possibly a Moto Guzzi, there are plenty of the Norge running around Europe as police bikes.

      • Wren1

        No, the characteristic whine of the Beemer isn’t there and the windscreen is definitely not BMW

    • Vaughan

      M109R, not a V Rod.

  • James D. Becker

    This video is as irresponsible as the one of the guy doing 300k on the Pathe highway on Vancouver Island, which was really cool! High speed police chases are almost childlessly stupid. Look at the risk taken for a traffic issue! I also think the video is boring.

    • Heikki Manninen

      The person running from the cops belongs to a criminal biker gang for sure. Sadly those people who dont care a jackshit about anybodys life.

      • AnttiRa

        I read from a Finnish newspaper HS that the runaway rider was tested being high on amphetamine. Wonder how the chase would have looked like had he been on tranquilizers

  • Markus Jussila

    I’m guessing the cop had fzr-1000, which is one of the most commonly used by finnish mc cops, the one’s with police logos and colours are tuned out and can out accelarate audi rs-6, and the one’s in civil mc cop use (no logos, colours, nothing. Usually black) are even faster w/ more power. The mc cop program is the hardest police program in finland to get into and to pass, much harder than finnish swat program. And the drivers have to have several years of professional driving experience. The reason finnish police rarely use helis or dozen cars in a chase (unlike americans) is to minimize the risk for civil accidents and as u can see, the cop was very capable for catching the driver, trying to avoid any collision so the driver nor the passenger would get hurt.

    • Antti Nurkka

      FZ-1S. FZRs are museum stuff

  • Bob Dragich

    Surprised the cop ever caught up to the chasee at all. Doesn’t seem to know much about operating a gearbox. And coasting through corners apparently with the cluthch pulled in? Shameful. No surprise he actually dropped the bike at a full stop.

  • jaque sprat

    biker folk,rice or otherwise, need to simmer down. date women with minimal ink and felonies