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Watch, lenses, bike tracker gizmos

Most motorcycle riders love their gizmos, so today we present three more that we think will interest you: a watch, lenses for your iPhone 6 camera and a GPS bike tracker to prevent theft.  TRACKER Unfortunately, bike theft is rampant, but you can help locate a stolen bike with a GPS tracker. MBW reader Gene Ramos …

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Most motorcycles stolen from homes

Thieves are breaking into houses in the early hours of the morning to get motorcycle keys so they can steal your bike. The latest figures from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council show that a greater portion of motorcycles are stolen from houses. Their data is currently limited to New South Wales and Western …

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Chinese motorcycle locks are tough

China’s largest security motorcycle locks brand SXP (Security eXperienced Products) is now available in Australia. Despite much of our motorcycle gear and some components in our Euro/Am/Jap bikes now made in China, there is still consumer suspicion about the quality of Chinese-made products. So we put a couple to the test with some of the “tools of the trade” used …

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What are most stolen motorcycles?

Scooters, dirt bikes and sportsbikes are the most stolen motorcycles in Australia, according to the latest figures form the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. The most stolen brands are the four Japanese manufacturers as they are also the biggest sellers. Although Harley-Davidson is the next biggest-selling brand in Australia, the high incidence of dirt …

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Motorcycle theft on the way down

The good news is that motorcycle theft is marginally down in 2014. The bad news is bike theft remains high as a proportion of all vehicles and if you live in the theft hotspots of Brisbane or Perth your insurance rate is going to stay high. According to National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council figures, motorcycle theft dropped just …

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Youth likely to steal your bike

While national motorcycle theft has fallen in recent years, joy-riding youths are the most likely to steal your bike … and it looks like getting worse. National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council executive director Ray Carroll says there are “no hard stats” on who steals motorcycles. “Only around 48% of motorcycles are ever recovered and …

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Kovix disc lock

Kovix motorcycle disc lock

The Kovix Security KDL6 Alarmed Disc Lock has a high-quality stainless-steel hardened pin system designed for resistance against any form of attack. The zinc alloy body has been double-coated, ensuring corrosion resistance in any weather and is available in black, yellow, orange or stainless steel. The 120dB alarm is powered by a CR2 lithium battery …

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Lockstraps prevent motorcycle theft

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 …

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Motorcycle theft trend finally drops

Has motorcycle theft finally turned the corner? While all motor vehicle theft has been decreasing in the past few years thanks to a unified nationwide attack on rebirthing crime, motorcycle theft has continued to rise. But now it appears to be trending down, according to the second-quarter figures released this week by the National Motor …

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How to reduce motorcycle theft

More riders must be taking measures to secure their bikes as motorcycle theft is on a downward trend, according to the latest edition figures form the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Short-term motorcycle theft – usually joy rides – was up 249 in the March quarter to 1123, but down considerably over the previous …

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