With an estimated 37 million motorbikes and mopeds on the roads, India eclipsed China in 2017 to become the world’s largest two-wheeler market. It is common to find the leading motorcycle manufacturers supplying Indian customers with their newest and greatest models. Similar to the Dhoom film series, in which Abhishek Bachhan chases after villains who also owned superbikes while riding a Suzuki Hayabusa.
To uphold peace and order throughout the nation, Indian police officers are now also armed with the newest superbikes. We will now look at some motorcycles that Indian police officers utilize regularly.
Best Bikes For Police in India
1. Honda CBR 250R
Police officers in Uttar Pradesh now have a new toy: the Honda CBR 250R. At the Security Expo in 2013, Honda presented the CBR 250R “Police Edition,” Soon after, the state of Uttar Pradesh bought one for its police force. Instead of showy features like LED lamps, the Honda Police Edition motorcycle that the UP Police currently employ offers a public announcement system and a helmet with a built-in microphone that is also hands-free. The motorcycle still has the distinctive Honda CBR 250R body, livery, and utility box.
2. Harley Davidson Street 750
At the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, the Harley Davidson 750 made its debut and quickly gained popularity worldwide. This high-end motorcycle was bought by the Kolkata Police and Gujarat Police for their respective official police forces. The first to induct was Gujarat, and Kolkata followed soon after. It is challenging for thieves to flee from the authorities since the 750 is propelled by a 749 cc displacement variant of Harley’s 60° SOHC V-twin, water-cooled Revolution engine. In addition, Harley Davidson Police motorcycles have special livery, utility boxes, public address systems, and police beacons. It is not used routinely but only in specific instances.
3. Royal Enfield Motorcycles
A bike squad was recently formed by the Kerala Ladies Police in the city of Thrissur to implement the Coronavirus Lockdown efficiently. They promote COVID-19 awareness while upholding law and order by riding Royal Enfield motorcycles. On his Royal Enfield motorcycle, Inspector CC Shastri of the Danilimda Police Station in Gujarat commutes to work. Before the advent of high-performance motorbikes, Royal Enfield motorcycles were widely used by Indian police, but they are currently coming back.
4. Tvs Apache
The Delhi Police uses the TVS Apache RTR 160 in its Covid-19 patrol bike unit. One of the main competitors of the Bajaj Pulsar, which the Delhi Police also use, is the TVS Apache. Numerous police departments own TVS Apache RTR 160 and RTR 180 vehicles to enforce law and order.
5. Hero Duet
The Pink City purchased Hero Duet for its dedicated police officers. It generates 8 bhp of power and 8.7 Nm of peak torque thanks to a 110.9 cc air-cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder OHC engine. Although the city is pink, the scooters are black and have features like public address systems and livery stickers for the Jaipur Police.
6. Honda Activa
One of India’s most popular vehicles for female commuters is the Honda Activa. Policewomen use the Activa in the National Capital and Gurugram to patrol the crowded streets. The most popular scooter in India right now is the Honda Activa. This scooter has drum brakes on both the front and back and a maximum power output of 8 horsepower.
7. Hero Achiever
Hero Achiever motorcycles are issued to police officers for use in work-related tasks. The Hero Achiever’s 149.00 cc engine was introduced to India in 2006. Due to its dependability and lightweight, this motorcycle is preferred.
8. Hero Splendor
Even the Goa Police are huge fans of the Hero Splendor, widely used on Indian roadways. The Hero Splendor has a mileage range of 60 to 80 km/l, so the Goa Police employ it to travel long distances. Its 97.2 cc engine, which is dependable and requires little maintenance, makes it a viable option for Goa Policemen on routine patrol.
9. Hero Motorcycles
On October 6, 2016, Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje formally unveiled the women’s team. When completing their regular duties, Udaipur Police ladies can be seen riding Hero Motorcycles while donning their eye-catching blue uniforms. Hero motorcycles include first-aid kits, P.A. systems, and red-and-blue beacon lights.