Motorcycle Theft Prevention

Motorcycle Theft Prevention

Motorcycle theft is a common problem that you should always keep in mind when your bike is unattended. With thousands of motorcycles stolen a year, it’s worth spending some time learning how to protect yours

Anti-Theft Devices

Because a thief doesn’t need to break “into” a motorcycle like he does a car, motorcycles feel more vulnerable to theft than other vehicles. They’re also easier to transport. Still, some anti-theft devices can serve as both deterrents and theft prevention. Consider using the following on your bike.

Hidden Kill Switch

Kill switches make the motorcycle engine inoperable. Since some thieves know how to disable the kill switch, hidden kill switches have been developed. Some models come with hidden kill switches pre-installed. If you’re handy with mechanics, it’s possible to install one on your own—and then you can be sure no thief will know about it.

Anti-Theft Locks

Using locks can add an extra layer of security for your bike. Common types of motorcycle locks include:

  • Cable locks.
    • Depending on how sophisticated a thief is, they may be equipped to cut through a cable lock. However, attaching your bike to a stationary item, like a post, is one way to prevent your bike from being carried off. Cable lock prices range based on their size.
  • Steering lock.
    • Steering locks are not difficult to disable for a thief who knows what he’s doing, but they’re better than nothing. An opportunistic thief is going to look for a ride that is easy to steal and any lock creates a hurdle.
  • Disc lock (with or without an alarm).
    • Disc locks are a convenient option for their size, weight, and…

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