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Four alleged stolen motorcycles recovered

Four allegedly stolen motorcycles have been recovered and 118 people charged on 342 offences following a four-day police operation in Logan, south of Brisbane. This follows similar police operations in Victorian and NSW last month where police seized 11 stolen motorbikes under investigations into motor vehicle theft and rebirthing. In Queensland, Operation Romeo-Velodrome ran over two …

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Stolen 1959 AJS 7R 350

Have you seen this stolen AJS motorcycle?

Have you seen this valuable and unique-looking black 1959 AJS 7R 350 motorcycle with a white fairing? It was stolen from a house on Wangandary Rd, Wangaratta, some time between April 13 and May 10. Wangaratta Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for help to locate the distinctive motorbike. Post-war AJS 7R 350cc single-cylinder motorcycles are valuable, …

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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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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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