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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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BikeBox 24 prevents motorcycle theft

German-made BikeBox 24 has unveiled a weatherproof and convenient cover for your motorcycle that locks and prevents thieves from stealing your prized possession. If your house doesn’t have a lockable garage or you live in an apartment without a garage or you want to keep your bike secure while you’re at work, this could be …

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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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Motorcycle thefts drop in 2017

Motorcycle theft in Australia has recorded a drop of 3.6% in 2017 from 8335 to 8038 and down 3% on five years ago, mainly due to lower demand for motorcycles. It’s good news for motorcyclists, yet it’s only half the drop of total vehicle thefts across the nation in the 12 months to December. Some …

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Thieves torched vintage Triumph Thunderbird

Brazen British thieves have torched a vintage Triumph Thunderbird in an Instagram video because the owner wouldn’t pay a £1000 ($A1765) ransom. The video was posted on the closed-group Instagram account “biketakerrr”, sparking calls for the social media network to prevent criminal acts being posted and to help police find the thieves. We can’t show …

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Make bikes harder to steal, cheaper to repair

If motorcycle manufacturers want to arrest the global decrease in sales they can make their bikes more difficult to steal and cheaper to repair. Motorcycle theft is rampant around the world because motorbikes are so easy to steal, but probably none more so than in London. Rampant theft Thieves steal 14,000 bikes a year in …

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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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5 tips for inexpensive UK bike insurance

Everybody would love to have inexpensive bike insurance, but how do you get lower premiums? The following are five simple tips you can use to help British riders save money on their bike insurance. 1.  Use your garage Garaging your bike at home is one of the better ways to get inexpensive bike insurance.  Some …

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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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