When you own a bike, the last thing you want is to go to get your ride one day and discover that it has been stolen. With that in mind, today we bring some easy ways to avoid motorcycle theft. Keep reading to learn more!
Invest in Anti-Theft Devices
One of the most effective ways to dissuade thieves is to protect your motorcycle with anti-theft devices. Criminals will stay away from your bike if they feel that stealing it is a complicated, drawn-out process. They want to strike and leave the scene as soon as possible, so even a basic anti-theft device can make them think twice before setting eyes on your motorcycle.
Some of the anti-theft devices you may consider are:
- Disc locks
- Tracking/recovery systems
- Disabling features
The best part? Some anti-theft devices may help you save on motorcycle insurance! Be sure to talk with an insurance agent to check which devices help you qualify for a discount.
Store Your Bike in an Enclosed Space Whenever Possible
You know the old saying: out of sight, out of mind.
Storing your motorcycle in an enclosed space such as a garage protects it against the elements and keeps it away from the prying eyes of thieves.
Plus, storing your motorcycle indoors may help you lower your insurance rates because it makes your bike less likely to be stolen or vandalized.
Park in Well-Lit Areas
Even if you store your motorcycle indoors, you’ll have to park on the street at some point.
When that happens, be sure to choose a well-lit area. If thieves feel that they are being seen, they’ll be discouraged to try and steal your motorcycle.
Here are other ways to protect your motorcycle when you park it on the street:
- Use at least two types of protection (for example, a disc lock and chains).
- If you are riding with other motorcyclist, park your bikes close to each other (for example two or three bikes in a parking spot)
- Know local laws and regulations about parking.
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