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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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Lock it or lose it motorcycle theft tougher thefts

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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Kobe Smart Case neatly secures your helmet

If you’ve ever had your helmet stolen from your bike or accidentally knocked or blown off your bike, then the stylish rear-rack-mounted Kobe Smart Case could be your solution. It electronically secures your helmet to your bike when parked and neatly folds away when not in use to be visually discrete and aerodynamic while riding. …

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Bike theft rises as all vehicle theft drops

Motorcycle theft rose 5% in the 2017/2018 financial year while all other vehicle theft across Australia dropped. Official figures from the National Theft Reduction Council (NTRC) show motorcycle thefts were up 381 to 8471. It follows several years of low growth in motorcycle theft. The highest growth of any state was Queensland, up 7.8% to 11,733, representing …

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Rider robbed of his motorcycle at gun point

Queensland Police are calling for information about an incident in which a rider was robbed of his Kawasaki Ninja 250R by two men armed with a shotgun at 2am today in Crestmead, south of Brisbane. The rider had pulled over to check map directions on his mobile phone when he was approached by two unknown men …

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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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Robust lock secures motorcycle helmet

Made with a stainless steel transmission chain, this DSD (Dirty Side Down) Motoring helmet lock appears to be the strongest and most secure we’ve seen yet. It’s the labour of UK father and son Andras and Thomas Torkos who bought special milling machinery and a lathe to make the helmet locks. The helmet lock is …

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Help charity champions Tex & Bundy

Help charity champions Tex & Bundy

Famous charity riding couple Tex O’Grady and his cattle dog Bundy have raised millions for the needy and now they need a little bit of charity themselves after their house was robbed at the weekend. Longtime friend and motorcycle accessories importer Frank Tidswell has decided it is time to return the charity favour to Tex …

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