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Whoomp! Gujarat cops to get 20 imported superbikes

Ahmedabad: The technical committee of Gujarat police has submitted its report to the DGP’s office recommending purchase of 20 imported super bikes for Gujarat Police. Senior police officials in Gandhinagar said out of 20, seven Harley Davidson bikes of 750 to 1000 cc are likely to be procured before the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January.

Senior police officials said the super bikes will mainly be used for piloting VIPs and chasing down runaways. “Trainers from the respective bike companies will coach a group of riders selected from Gujarat police for the super bikes,” added a senior police official. More than 100 bikes of 220 cc were procured by Gujarat police in 2013 and had formed a Hawk squad to chase criminals. However there were incidents in which some of the untrained drivers were not able to handle bikes at high speeds while chasing criminals.Police sources said, “We could have procured more bikes before Vibrant Gujarat Summit but two companies out of the three said they would not be able to meet the deadline to fix special accessories and Gujarat police logo.” “Hence only seven from Harley Davidson are likely to be procured before Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Other bikes will be procured later on,” the sources added.

 Sources in the Police Bhavan in Gandhinagar said technical committee had reviewed super bikes of four companies, Harley Davidson, BMW, Hyo Sung a bike manufactured by a South Korean Company and Triumph, a bike made by a British company. “The price range of BMW was high and hence we zeroed in on Harley Davidson for now. For the next lot we could take into consideration super bikes of other companies as suggested by the Technical committee,” said police officials.
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