For the vaunted bike sequences in Mankatha, Ajith used a bike that was acquired in Singapore. It is a special bike with a truly powerful engine which Ajith enjoyed driving full speed on the open road. His average speed on it was about 190 kms/ hr. When the cinematographer Sakthi Saravanan expressed his amazement over the speed Ajith drove at, Thala only laughed.
Ajith admitted that the bike could actually go much faster but as per the legal rules a lock had been put on the mechanism curtailing its speed levels. Otherwise Ajith said he would have easily managed to more than 220 kms/hr.