“Masked Bandits” is a Pulsar 220 Owners Group, with 217+ members. It is a group of like minded bikers who believe in the spirit of biking and brotherhood. The group is active in Bengaluru and Mumbai. Since its inception on July 18, 2013, the club is actively riding to various destinations, including participation in IBW (India Bike Week). Its inaugural ride was to Shivanasamudra Falls. Ithihas Rao is the founder of the group. Praveen Srinivas and Abhijeet Unhale are the other co-founders. The club’s principal motto is Safe Riding and it believes in the equation that 2>4.
Ithihas Rao bagged the first place in Non RS 220 cc+ category at Pulsar Festival of Speed held in Bengaluru on April 2, 2016. It supports the foundation #Ehsaas, a Juvenile Care Charitable Trust that helps to eradicate child labour and poverty. Most of the group members are in the age group 19-26. Recently, the group participated in World Motorcycle Day 2016 – Ride to Kamath Upchar.