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Fast and easy to ride, criminals love the bike

This motorcycle changed the way criminals operated in the city. According to data available with Delhi Police, the Bajaj Pulsar bike is the most popular bike among snatchers and biker gangs, reports Karan Choudhury.

delhi Updated: Jan 15, 2010 22:55 IST
Karan Choudhury

This motorcycle changed the way criminals operated in the city.

According to data available with Delhi Police, the Bajaj Pulsar bike is the most popular bike among snatchers and biker gangs.

It takes 6.5 seconds to go from 0-60 kilometers per hour, is one of the easiest motorcycles to handle and is very popularity in the market.

The bike has become popular with criminals because it helps them to “snatch and scoot” in a matter of seconds.

In Delhi Police records, the bike also has the tag of being the most stolen bike in the city.

Even Bunty (Om Prakash) who had wrecked havoc on Delhi's streets in 2008 with his biker gang rode this bike. Bunty was killed in a police encounter.

Delhi Police records say 2,000 Bajaj Pulsar motorcycles of different engine configurations were stolen in 2009.

Out of them almost 80 percent were used to commit crimes.

According to police, around 90 percent of the snatchings in the city are committed on this particular motorcycle.

“It is the fastest motorcycle on road.... The bike is very easy to maneuver in heavy traffic and can beat any Police Control Room vehicle in pursuit,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Police said criminals prefer to steal black colour Pulsar motorcycles.

“If the registration number of the motorcycle is not known, then tracing a black Pulsar bike is next to impossible because of the sheer number of them on the road,” said the officer.