Bikesure reveals six of the best motorcycle trackers

Having the right insurance policy will give you great peace of mind but it won’t necessarily stop your motorbike from being stolen.

Bikesure reveals six of the best motorcycle trackers

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Whether you have an expensive off-the-shelf sports bike, a precious customised classic, or an uber cool scooter, having a reliable tracker fitted will give you confidence that your bike will be safely recovered if it does get stolen. 

There is a wide variety of tracking systems on the market, from expensive devices linked with automatic alerts and subscription charges, to cheaper options you can fit yourself, even with limited DIY knowledge.

Your budget may determine which tracker you buy, so you also need to factor in the subscription costs for some of the more sophisticated systems. Some have an initial hardware cost, plus monthly, yearly or three-yearly subscription costs.

Here the team at Bikesure, the specialist motorcycle insurance company, identify some of their favourite trackers.

Some of our favourite trackers

1. BikeTrac

This Thatcham approved tracker boasts a recovery rate of more than 90% for stolen bikes. It also works using radio frequency detection, so wherever your bike has been taken, this tracker will be able to locate it.

2. Tracker Battery Powered Retrieve Unit

Designed for vehicles that aren’t used frequently, the Tracker Battery Powered Retrieve Unit is unlikely to drain your battery as it has its supply that will last up to five years. It’s also approved with Thatcham category 7.

3. Monimoto Tracker

Costing around £150, the Monimoto tracks your bike through GPS and will alert you through an app if there’s movement when there shouldn’t be.

4. Datatool TraKKING Adventure

Fitted on all Honda bikes with customer approval, and available to buy separately, the TraKKING Adventure has earned the name ‘KING’ and is one of the big boys on the market. It’s Thatcham-approved, works using GPS and is available on a subscription basis.

5. Meta Trak S5 Deadlock

Developed as a direct result of the increase in bike thefts, the Meta Trak S5 Deadlock promises to immobilise and track your motorcycle if stolen.

6. Secure AutoTrack

If a subscription-based motorcycle tracker is a bit on the pricey side for you, one option could be the Secure AutoTrack, which costs around £150 and works via a SIM. Most riders put in a £10 pay-as-you-go SIM and top it up when needed.

Even tracked bikes need extra protection

Keeping your bike safe and secure may deter some thieves, but there’s no guarantee it won’t be damaged in an attempted attack. And in some cases, the worst can still happen. 

This is why it is so important to buy the best motorcycle insurance cover for you and your needs. 

Call Bikesure on 0330 123 1028 for a quick no-obligation quote —79.5% of all customers receiving an online quote in July 2020 could have obtained a cheaper quote over the phone, based on the information they provided. 

Bikesure is part of the Adrian Flux insurance group which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.