Tracker's top tips for avoiding bike theft

Motorcycles worth £500,000 recovered in 2009 thanks to hi-tech tracking device

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   

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