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Motorbike security

Protecting your motorcycle against theft

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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Three motorbikes, one with poor security
Motorbike security

If you want to defeat the motorbike thief sometimes you’ve got to think link one. There are three pretty desirable bikes in the picture above. The two adventure bikes next to each other are what drew my eye over the bay, as a friend has been considering both models and

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Motorcycle disc lock
Motorbike security

Is spending £60 on motorbike security enough to protect your £6,000 pride and joy? We get asked all the time how much should you spend on securing your bike from thieves. The answer isn’t simple I’m afraid. But there are a few truths you should consider when working out what

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Motorbike theft at shopping centre
Motorbike security

http://youtu.be/5t0Qz_vrG-Q There’s an old police adage, ‘If you want to catch a thief you’ve got to think like one.’ It stands to reason that the same idea must apply to preventing a theft in the first place. So it would be good to know how they operate. But, frankly, being

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