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Protecting your motorcycle against theft

motorcycle theft
Life on bikesMotorbike security

Boris Luzija’s dream bike was stolen in front of his eyes, used in acid attack robberies and then stolen again after it had been recovered. It is a tale of motorcycle theft that is a warning for the motorcycle community and the industries that are supposed to serve it. A

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stolen motorcycle recovery
AdviceMotorbike security

The joy of finding your stolen bike has been found is soon tempered by discovering there can be hefty charges involved in getting it back. Here in Part 1, Marc Ryan gets to the bottom of a state-sanctioned mugging in recovered stolen bikes. In Part 2, he meets a group

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Stolen Motorcycle Recovery Bristol
Life on bikesMotorbike security

In Part 1 of the Great Stolen Motorcycle Recovery Swindle, Marc looked at the state-sanctioned mugging surrounding recovered stolen bikes. Here in Part 2, he meets a group of heroes from Bristol who are doing something about it. Bristol bikers have two problems – a very active group of individuals

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TMAX security features
Motorbike security

Thanks to advanced anti-theft features, Yamaha’s best selling maxi-scooter, the TMAX, should be associated less with bike thieves and more with being the best bike for defeating them. Yamaha’s TMAX has an unenviable reputation for being the motorcycle thieves’ bike of choice. When it isn’t being used to push a

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motorbikes covered MASTER Security scheme
Motorbike security

New motorbikes covered by the MASTER Security scheme are six times less likely to be stolen according to data from the Motorcycle Industry Association. Whether it’s down to owners of expensive Ducatis and BMWs spending more to increase their overall protection or genuinely that a MASTER Security Scheme sticker deters

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Motorcycle trackers
Motorbike security

Motorcycle trackers are nothing new, but with the surge in bike theft in some areas of the country, Jock thought it was about time his bikes had better protection. You don’t need to be loitering on social media to see that motorcycle theft has risen dramatically in recent years. Whether

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scooter crime
Motorbike security

In a bid to reduce scooter crime, the Metropolitan Police has launched the Be Safe campaign to persuade scooter owners to protect their bikes more effectively. June 2017 56% of bike thefts in London are of scooters. Yet up to 80% of scooter owners use no extra security other than

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Motorbike thief breaking into garage
Motorbike security

Professional bike thieves are fitting GPS tracking devices to high-end bikes parking regularly in the same location. A recent post on social media has highlighted the use of tracking devices to discover the home location of the bike’s owner. On the Kent Ducati Owners Club GB Facebook group, a member

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Motorbike security

We know lugging a 15kg chain isn’t practical when you are on the move. So what else can you protect your bike with, especially when commuting, when time and storage issues mean you need to keep things light?* Our motorbike security advice article helps explode, literally, any myths and guide you

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Motorbike security

Biker’s garages are being targetted by thieves who look out for markers left by spotters. Pawel Charytonowicz, from London, had his R1 stolen from a lock-up. When he was fitting new locks a few days later his daughter pointed out to him that there was a chalk ‘x’ marked next to

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