Scooter thief

Can you identify this scooter thief?

Can you identify this scooter thief from the inset image of the man while riding in the back of a taxi? Sunshine Coast detectives want to speak to him about the theft of a Suzuki UK110 scooter from outside a surf club at Coolum last week. Just after 4pm last Saturday (9 May 2020), the man …

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Tip to avoid motorcycle theft

Tip to avoid motorcycle and car theft

Here’s a tip, unfortunately gained from first-hand experience, on how to avoid one of the most common way thieves steal cars and motorcycles. Motorcycle theft is running rampant with an increase of 10.5% to 9672 last year which is a 19.7% leap from the 8078 stolen five years ago. The National Motor Vehicle Theft reduction Council says …

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Witnesses sought for stolen bike crash

Queensland Police are appealing for witnesses or dashcam vision after an allegedly stolen motorcycle crashed in Miles last Saturday (29 February 2020). They say that about 12.20pm a man and woman were riding on a black 2004 Honda VTR1000F motorcycle east on Murilla Street towards Colamba Street. At the intersection of Wallen Street, the motorcycle …

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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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KodaKey keyring keys

Never lose your motorcycle keys

If you’ve ever lost your motorcycle key and don’t have a back-up, you’ll know how expensive modern keys can be to replace. Many modern motorcycle keys now have a security code for the ignition immobiliser. It can be etched on the key itself, written down on purchase documentation or owner’s manual, stamped on a card …

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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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Bid to halt motorcycle theft boom

A boom in motorcycle theft rates has prompted the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council to invite rider groups to partner with them to raise security awareness. Australian motor vehicle theft rose 7% in the 12 months to September 2019, largely the result of a 12% boom in motorcycle thefts, the highest of all vehicle …

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Number plate theft and cloning on the rise

Number plate theft and cloning of plates is on the rise, resulting in riders receiving speeding and parking fines and unpaid toll notices. The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council says number plate theft can also be used to commit crimes such as petrol theft, robberies, house break-ins and drug trafficking. Police are also reporting …

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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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