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    Default Thieves love your black Pulsar!

    Two-wheeler thieves in Bangalore are getting picky, with a decided preference for black Bajaj Pulsar bikes. That’s what city police discovered when they recently cracked 150 two-wheeler thefts in different parts of the city.


    West division police recovered 77 bikes in the last fortnight, northeast division 52 and southeast division 18. A majority of these were Bajaj Pulsars.

    A police officer, adept at nabbing vehicle thieves, remarked, “Till recently, we would mostly recover two-wheelers like Yamaha RX or Hero Honda Splendor from thieves but of late, we are recovering a higher number of Pulsar bikes – nearly 40 to 50 per cent.


    Why Pulsar is a favourite
    So, why Pulsars over the high-powered Yamahas and low-decibel Hero Hondas? The officer replied, “It’s simple. The demand for Pulsar bikes is higher because of their pulling power and style quotient. Moreover, since there are more Pulsar bikes on roads, thieves find them easy to camouflage and dispose of immediately.”


    How they do it
    Police officers, who have arrested bike-lifters, say the latter need only a couple of seconds to escape with the vehicle. Kodigehalli police, who recently arrested a gang of five 20-somethings and recovered 17 two-wheelers worth Rs 8 lakh, said: “This gang had specialised in stealing bikes from parking lots in the evenings. They used to break the handle lock and push the bike for some distance, hoodwinking passers-by, saying the fuel tank was empty. On reaching an empty stretch, they would tamper with the ignition wire and escape.”


    Where they are stolen and sold
    The highest number of bike thefts take place in crowded places, especially in peripheral areas like Madiwala-Koramangala, HSR Layout, J P Nagar, Byatarayanapura, Peenya, Marathalli, etc. Professional bike lifters either dispose of the bikes in neighbouring states or districts like Ramnagaram. In fact, there are garages in these areas that specalise in giving stolen bikes a completely different look, all within a matter of minutes!

    However, there are a few thieves who sell the bikes to youngsters in the city, especially college-students, for meagre sums ranging between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000. While some gangs offer fake vehicle documents, others dispose of the vehicles in the scrap market.


    it’s all your fault, says DCP
    BNS Reddy, DCP, southeast division, said motorcycle thefts account for the highest number of thefts in the city and are mostly due to the negligence of owners. Despite plenty of parking space inside a building, bike-owners park on the road and leave their vehicles unattended.

    “During police station visits or at a meeting of jurisdictional inspectors of southeast division areas like Madiwala. MICO Layout and HSR Layout, I tell officers to convince residents to opt for a security cover for unattended bikes,” Reddy said.

    Recently, Madiwala and Koramangala police caught three bike-lifters and
    found some strange keys with them which could unlock any bike.

    “In my jurisdiction, the stolen bikes are disposed of in Tamil Nadu. There are two type of gangs which operate. The first come in groups in a bus. After scouting the area for a day, they decide on an area, break the handle lock and escape with the bikes. The other type of gang comes in a tempo. They just lift the bikes, load it on a tempo and escape,” he said.

    If stolen bikes are not sold, the bikes are dismantled and sold to scrap dealers who sell genuine bike spares at much lesser rates, the DCP added.

    Source: Love your Pulsar So do the thieves - Bangalore Mirror,Bangalore Mirror

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    Stolen Pulsars approved.

    I've faced this, my black 150 was stolen too.
    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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    Woah!!! Eye popping facts
    The Fast and the Curious kind!!!

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    And that is why, whenever possible, I always park my black pulsar in a pay and park / underground parking.
    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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    even my friends black 150 was stolen from his residence in shaniwar peth in pune 8 months ago. never found it, now he has an p220. but when we went to the police station the maximum amount of stolen bikes was pulsar's. when i did a head count there were more than 30+

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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    And that is why, whenever possible, I always park my black pulsar in a pay and park / underground parking.
    These places (also) only give you a false sense of security/safety of the bike. The parking ticket usually mentions "Parking at owner's risk". So if the bike is gone, they will raise their hands.

    PS: Your bike wasn't parked underground or in pay & park near Empire. The angels were with your Black Pulsar.

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    hmmm now theives attention is on to P150 rather then Rx100,Splendours....beware P150 owners

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    Quote Originally Posted by tibby View Post
    These places (also) only give you a false sense of security/safety of the bike. The parking ticket usually mentions "Parking at owner's risk". So if the bike is gone, they will raise their hands.

    PS: Your bike wasn't parked underground or in pay & park near Empire. The angels were with your Black Pulsar.
    At empire, I had tipped the security guard to take care of the luggage + bike in the 'free' parking.
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    Damn! Eye popping facts these!

    (looks to sell of his p150 asap! :P)

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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    At empire, I had tipped the security guard to take care of the luggage + bike in the 'free' parking.
    Nice!
    I was more skeptical about the safety of the luggage than the bikes.

    PS: I wish there was a 'like' button here too.

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