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Leap in motorcycle thefts for 2019

Motorcycle theft rose more than any other category of vehicle last year with the biggest leap in South Australia and Tasmania and South East Queensland being a hotspot for thieves. Figures released today by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council show motorcycle theft across the nation up 10.5% to 9672. That’s a 19.7% leap from the …

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Troy Bayliss Ducati V4R demo bike stolen

Troy Bayliss demo bike stolen

Motorcycle theft is running rampant and even three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss is not immune with his two-up demo Ducati V4R being stolen from his race truck. Troy returned to Australian Super-bikes last year and is competing this weekend at the combined round with WSBK this weekend at Phillip Island. However, he has tweeted that …

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Alarmbox motorcycle motion sensor alarm

Alarmbox may negate need for lock

The Alarmbox aftermarket motion sensor alarm could negate your need to physically lock your motorcycle with a chain or disc lock. Many aftermarket disc locks now have similar sensors. However, the Alarmbox is convenient as you may not need to use a physical locking system. It is similar to the motion sensors built into the …

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Police charge man over motorbike theft

A motorbike theft has resulted in a police chase which ended overnight with a 31-year-old Morayfield man being charged with several offences. Police say that about 7pm (4 January 2020) officer patrolling a Chermside shopping centre on Gympie Road spotted a silver utility driven by a man wanted for questioning in relation to a motorbike theft. Polair …

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Theft posting

Take care posting about your motorcycle

Posting photos about your motorcycle could be inviting professional theft gangs to target you, warns RACQ safety technical officer and motorcycle rider Steve Spalding. His comments come as this British video seems to show that a group of six thieves knew exactly what they were about to steal from this locked garage. One possibility for …

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Are tougher vehicle theft penalties working?

Tougher jail penalties of 14 years for anyone involved in motor vehicle theft or rebirthing in NSW have resulted in lower thefts, a new review of the 2006 laws has found. In February 2019, the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council engaged law firm Clayton Utz to perform the law review. It found that the NSW …

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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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