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Stolen bike ridden on wrong side of road

A 38-year-old man has been arrested after feeing police on a stolen motorbike, riding on the wrong side of the road at Pomona on the Queensland Sunshine Coast overnight (1 September 2019). Police will allege that at 9.17pm they spotted a stolen motorcycle on Pomona Connection Road at Pomona and activated their lights and siren. …

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Rider critical after stolen bike crash

A 19-year-old male rider on a stolen motorcycle has been critically injured in a crash with two cars at Granville overnight. NSW Police say the teenager was riding a stolen Suzuki motorcycle north on Blaxcell St, Granville, about 11pm last night (29 August 2019), when he attempted to overtake two vehicles. “The motorcycle collided with …

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Where to hang your motorcycle helmet

When you park your motorcycle at your local cafe or service station and don’t want to carry your helmet, you are faced with a wide choice of locations to hang your helmet on your bike. But which is the safest? The answer may depend on your motorcycle. There is only one place you should NOT …

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5 Best Security Gadgets for Your Motorbike

(Guest post on bike security for our North American readers) Motorbikes are excellent travel options for those who cherish adventurous trips on and off the road. Moreover, it is one of the most cost-effective and eco-friendly ways to beat heavy traffic in highly populated cities. Therefore, your motorbike is an investment that you need to …

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How To Improve Motorcycle Safety With GPS Tracking

(Contributed article about GPS tracking) Motorcycles are fun, thrilling, expensive and a preferred target for thieves, but GPS trackers will follow your bike’s location if it is stolen and help you get it back. What is GPS tracking system and how does it work? A GPS motorcycle tracker is basically a location tracking system that uses …

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Motorbike thefts up in 2018

Motorcycles thefts are up 7.3% across Australia in 2018 with many older bikes heading straight to the junk yard for the scrap metal value, says the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. Thefts increased by 597 to a total of 8746 with a recovery rate of just 47%. Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hrambanis says the biggest rises …

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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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How can we reduce motorcycle theft?

There could be nothing more heartbreaking than to have your motorcycle stolen, but what can be done to reduce the alarming rate of theft? In Australia, 23 motorcycles and scooters are stolen every day. But that’s nothing, really. France tops the list for stolen motorcycles with 151 a day, while London alone, has more than …

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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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