The $40,000 bikes had been designed to ride alongside 48 futuristic police vehicles, which are fitted with four cameras linked to the police database that alert officers to suspect vehicles.
But at a parliamentary hearing late on Wednesday, Western Australia's Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan said the trial of the motorcycles had been scrapped because of significant problems with the technology.
"There was some difficulty in trying to generate the power on the motorcycle given the limited battery space to power all the technology we needed," Mr O'Callaghan said.
"There were also some occupational safety and health issues with the placement of the equipment on the motorcycles."
By contrast, WA Police Minister Liza Harvey outlined the early successes of the police "super cars" - or advanced traffic management vehicles - since they rolled out onto the streets in April.
Ms Harvey said the scanning technology, which has the ability to check about 1000 vehicle registration plates per hour, had detected hundreds of offences.
"1112 vehicles were detected with a driver with no current motor driver's licence, 443 unregistered vehicles were detected, and there were 108 intercepts for vehicles of interest," Ms Harvey said.
"For more serious offences, 50 outstanding warrants, 50 stolen vehicles plates and 36 priority alerts were detected.
"The vehicles have proved to be a very formidable road policing tool," the minister said.
I'd suggest ditching the donuts and putting another battery in the saddle bags , but I don't really want to help the bastards...