A simple strap could help reduce motorcycle theft in Australia which has one of the highest rates in the world.
Lockstraps Australia are now importing Lockstraps from the USA which not only help secure your bike, but also your possessions.
There are several length of Lockstraps, all of which have combination-lock carabiners and an eight-braided stainless steel cable embedded along the entire length of the strap for added security.
While they won’t stop the professional thief, they will deter the opportunist thief who represent almost half of the 8000-odd bikes stolen nationwide each year. In Australia, 45% of stolen bikes are taken from the owner’s house, 31% from the street, 9.5% from a business, 4.3% from a carpark and 2.34% from a shopping centre. The recovery rate of stolen bikes is just 40.3%.
The main Lockstraps product is the 101 tie-down strap with two combination-lock carabiners on each end. There is also a short strap that can lock a helmet and jacket to your bike and a single carabiner you can use as a disc brake lock. Prices range from $18.95 to $59.95 which is cheap insurance for your prized possession.
Australia’s rate of motorcycle theft per 100,000 population is about 90, which is higher than nine comparable OECD countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland and South Arica.