Liverpool launches firefighting motorcycle crew

Apparently a motorbike enthusiast works at the Liverpool fire department, because while this is a great idea, it only could have come from a bunch of guys sitting in a pub. Currently there are only two of the specially equipped bikes, and with chemical foam and water, the two of them can reportedly put out a burning car in two minutes. The catch is the cost: these things cost $45,000 each, but are certainly more maneuverable then a fire truck. I like it.

[via Neatorama]