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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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CCTV may save your bike from theft

If you are leaving your motorcycle parked in a public park, look for CCTV cameras and park in the line of their sight, if that is possible. Most railway parking stations and public carpark areas such as shopping centres have CCTV cameras that are monitored by security staff. However, they are not always trained on …

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Clever grip locks secure your bike

Motorcycle theft is rampant in many capital cities, in particular London where four are stolen every day, and riders are always on the lookout for a clever lock that is quick and easy to use. There are many clever locks on the market that secure the wheel, handlebars and/or the whole bike to a solid …

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Good news: Motorcycle theft drops 3%

The only good news about the economic downturn and consequent drop in motorcycle sales in Australia is that your motorcycle is now a little bit safer from theft. Motorcycle thefts were down 3% to 8056 in the 2016/17 financial year with the biggest drops in Western Australia. According to National Theft Reduction Council executive director …

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