Vigo Insurance policy includes Vigobox tracker

Insurance policy tracks motorbikes

A motorcycle insurance scheme where policy holders install a tracking system in their bike in return for cheap premiums as low as $A11 a month has started in Europe. Vigo Insure is another product from the Slovenian start-up who developed the aftermarket Start Turn System (automatic self-cancelling indicators) and the Smart Brake Module to prevent …

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ZiiLock anti-theft alarm lock

ZiiLock unlocks with thumb or phone

Fumbling with keys on a motorcycle disc or wheel lock is no longer a problem with this ZiiLock bike lock which unlocks with a thumbprint or smartphone. ZiiLock which is based in Pasadena, California, and Taiwan, has an open-ended Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to launch their alarm bike lock. It has raised more than a quarter …

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Biggest vehicle theft rise is in motorcycles

Motor vehicle theft in Australia increased by 3% in the past year, largely due to a 9% rise in motorcycle theft.  Motorcycle theft rose by 720 vehicles to a total of 8928, with a recovery rate of 48% in the 12 months to March 2019, according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Joy ride theft was …

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Police survey on motorcycle thefts

Police survey riders on motorcycle theft

Riders are being asked to complete a quick online survey about motorcycle theft and security devices as part of a campaign to raise awareness. Queensland Police and the RACQ launched their “Stop Stolen Motorcycles” awareness campaign last year and have now included this quick online Motorbike Theft Survey. RACQ tech and safety guru Steve Spalding says it …

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Four alleged stolen motorcycles recovered

Four allegedly stolen motorcycles have been recovered and 118 people charged on 342 offences following a four-day police operation in Logan, south of Brisbane. This follows similar police operations in Victorian and NSW last month where police seized 11 stolen motorbikes under investigations into motor vehicle theft and rebirthing. In Queensland, Operation Romeo-Velodrome ran over two …

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Tougher vehicle theft penalties assessed

As motorcycle theft continues to be the one area of vehicle theft to rise, a tougher penalty system for offenders is being assessed. Australian motor vehicle theft is down 4% in the year to October 2018, with the only sector increasing being motorcycles, up 4%. The biggest increase was in NSW which was up 258 …

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Government blame for motorcycle theft

The former Campbell Newman Government not only disrupted Queensland’s motorcycle industry with discriminatory VLAD laws, but may also have contributed to the state’s skyrocketing motorcycle theft rate. RACQ spokesman Steve Spalding says the state’s rising car and bike theft rate is a result of the former government’s decision to pull out of the National Motor Vehicle …

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Motorcycle tracker technology improved

The Slovenian company that brought us the innovative Smart Turn System self-cancelling indicators is now working on a Smart Motorcycle Tracker that they claim will be better than any current tracker. STS will test the prototype Smart Motorcycle Tracker in May with production to follow later this year. The makers admit a motorcycle tracking device will …

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Thieves torched vintage Triumph Thunderbird

Brazen British thieves have torched a vintage Triumph Thunderbird in an Instagram video because the owner wouldn’t pay a £1000 ($A1765) ransom. The video was posted on the closed-group Instagram account “biketakerrr”, sparking calls for the social media network to prevent criminal acts being posted and to help police find the thieves. We can’t show …

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