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he thing is security costs money. Its not a 100%

guarantee but it gives your bike a fighting chance.

Motorcycles aren’t just a monetary investment,

they’re something that transcends being a mere

machine. Some would even argue that their bike

has a soul and a personality all it’s own. And as

such, you want to protect your baby with the very

best, right? With any alarm, there’s a huge cross-

section of prices and

lists of features as long

as your arm, so let’s look

at some of the options.

The most popular bikes

for thievery are sports

bikes and those bikes

which you see around

more commonly. The

biggest deterrent is a

secure motorcycle.

Reason being there are

lot of insecure ones out

there and they will be the

first stolen every time.

Remember that a thief

doesn’t want to be

caught. Being caught is

the biggest hazard in

their line of business. Business is how most of them

see it. Make your bike more risky than other bikes

and they’ll go for easier pickings. Ultimately your

goal should be making getting caught in the act as

likely as possible and the maximise the time it would

take to steal the bike.

The more trouble the thief has to go to the longer its

going to take. The vast majority of thieves go for the

low hanging fruit.

How much does a thief earn per bike? According to

police, it varies depending on year/make/model/

condition. About $3500 for near new 1000cc

supersports crated and titled. $1,000-1,500 is more

typical for super sports. Harleys vary quite a bit

depending on model and

options, from $1,000 for a

basic late model sportster

to several thousand for a

highly optioned fat boy,

road king etc. That’s what

the thief gets...according

to police.

There is this common

misconception that

thieves load bikes into

trucks and vans. The

people who get caught

these days load bikes into

trucks and vans. And

many thieves get caught

because of GPS tracking

systems that owners now

know are one of the

biggest and most

successful ways of following and/or finding their

motorcycle.

The majority of thieves aren’t always that smart and

half of those are on drugs, please don’t be dumber

than they are. Be secure and the greater concern