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Protecting your motorcycle against theft

Motorbike thief breaking into garage
Motorbike security

Professional bike thieves are fitting GPS tracking devices to high-end bikes parking regularly in the same location. A recent post on social media has highlighted the use of tracking devices to discover the home location of the bike’s owner. On the Kent Ducati Owners Club GB Facebook group, a member

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Motorbike security

We know lugging a 15kg chain isn’t practical when you are on the move. So what else can you protect your bike with, especially when commuting, when time and storage issues mean you need to keep things light?* Our motorbike security advice article helps explode, literally, any myths and guide you

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Motorbike security

Biker’s garages are being targetted by thieves who look out for markers left by spotters. Pawel Charytonowicz, from London, had his R1 stolen from a lock-up. When he was fitting new locks a few days later his daughter pointed out to him that there was a chalk ‘x’ marked next to

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Three motorbikes, one with poor security
Motorbike security

If you want to defeat the motorbike thief sometimes you’ve got to think link one. There are three pretty desirable bikes in the picture above. The two adventure bikes next to each other are what drew my eye over the bay, as a friend has been considering both models and

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Motorcycle disc lock
Motorbike security

Is spending £60 on motorbike security enough to protect your £6,000 pride and joy? We get asked all the time how much should you spend on securing your bike from thieves. The answer isn’t simple I’m afraid. But there are a few truths you should consider when working out what

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Motorbike theft at shopping centre
Motorbike security

There’s an old police adage, ‘If you want to catch a thief you’ve got to think like one.’ It stands to reason that the same idea must apply to preventing a theft in the first place. So it would be good to know how they operate. But, frankly, being the

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Angle grinder
Motorbike security

The battery-powered portable angle grinder is now in the hands of the biker’s worst enemy – the opportunist motorcycle thief. For less than £80 they can now disable a dic lock or the weaker security chains in under 30 seconds, often cutting the disc itself when they can’t get to

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Motorcycle wheel with locks
Motorbike security

20,000 motorbikes are stolen every year in the UK. 80% of those thefts are from the home. A motorbike is four times more likely to be stolen than a car. Frightening statistics. And there are horror stories out there of the lengths bike thieves will go to, to steal your

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Thieves steal a motorbike using a sack trolley
Motorbike security

If you visit B&B often enough you’ll notice we feature motorbikes being stolen. Why do we do this? The simple answer is we want our community to take bike theft seriously. To act to protect your own bike. To act when you see another biker’s bike being stolen. You’ll notice

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Bike thieves loading a motorcycle into a van
Motorbike security

Having a bike tracker installed is just about the best way to ensure that if your motorcycle is stolen, you have a decent chance of getting it back. But not if it hasn’t been installed properly. And definitely not if the tracker’s features can be overcome by professional thieves quite

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