STOLEN MOTORCYCLES worth over £500,000 were tracked and recovered in 2009 thanks to Tracker, the company has announced.
And to mark the success of the hi-tech tracking device, the company has issued, what they believe, are the best ways to stop your machine from being stolen.
Stephen Doran, managing director for Tracker:
“Motorcycle and scooter owners need to get into the habit of using their security devices. It may seem like a hassle, but it only takes a minute to put the bike in the garage or park in the back garden, or use a chain and padlock. These simple steps can save hours of heartache and the expense involved in replacing a stolen bike. Always keep your keys safe, take care when parking and don’t slack on security when storing the bike at home. With just a few simple steps, owners can keep their bike safe all year round.”
How many of these tips are you doing already?
- Fit a tracking device to ensure recovery if the bike is stolen
- Always use a steering lock and ensure you use a ‘U’ lock attached to a grounded anchor as this is a safer option and will take more effort to break
- Keep your keys with you at all times and keep them safe at home
- If you have a garage - use it!
- Make sure your garage is fitted with strong locks
- Mark the main areas of the motorcycle with your registration number or post code
- Purchase a good immobiliser
- Do not advertise your motorcycle to the world by leaving it on the drive
- If you do not have a garage, cover it
- When you park your bike in a public place, cover it and park in a well-lit area