Rider with fake plates clocked at 280km/h on suburban road

Rider with fake plates clocked at 280km/h on suburban road

Police are hunting a motorbike ride who escaped officers by travelling at speeds more than 280km/h in the Northern Territory yesterday.

The green and black Kawasaki ZX10R – with fake registration plates 'XPLOD' – was travelling inbound on the Stuart Highway near Palmerston when police tried to intercept the vehicle.

After initially slowing, the rider than rapidly accelerated to over 280km/h as it proceeded through the Temple Terrace intersection.

The rider reached speeds of 280km/h on a suburban Palmerston road while attempting to evade police. (Supplied)

Police did not pursue the motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle was last seen wearing a lime green coloured shirt, black shorts, a green and black helmet with a gold coloured reflective visor.

Senior Sergeant Angela Stringer slammed the dangerous actions and urged members of the public with information that could led to the motorcycle rider to come forward.

"This behaviour is absolutely unacceptable. I want to remind all motorists that road safety is everyone's responsibility and to drive so others survive,” she said.

Members of the public with information which may identify the rider of the motorcycle are urged to contact Police on 131444 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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