Scooters, dirt bikes and sportsbikes are the most stolen motorcycles in Australia, according to the latest figures form the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council.
The most stolen brands are the four Japanese manufacturers as they are also the biggest sellers.
Although Harley-Davidson is the next biggest-selling brand in Australia, the high incidence of dirt bike theft pushes KTM into fifth place and Harley back to eighth behind SYM and Longja scooter brands.
Scooters made up the highest proportion of thefts (19%) in 2014, despite experiencing a 19.7% decline in sales in 2014.
They are followed by thefts of off-road dirt bikes (17%) and on-road sports bikes (13%). However, dirt bike thefts may be even higher as most are not reported.
Meanwhile, the safest bikes seem to also be the heaviest and most difficult to steal with trikes rarely taken, touring bikes representing just 1% of all bikes stolen and cruisers 2%.