Owning a motorbike is a dream come true for many riders and a way of life for all bikers.
Motorbikes are a prized possession, washed and polished more times on average than a car, and each bike, lives in perfect harmony with the biker, living the dream together, sharing adventures on life's great highways.
But then, what happens when something goes wrong? When an unknown person steals the love of the bikers life, when that fateful morning, the biker wakes up to find his mean machine missing.
It is a heart wrenching moment, yes, there is the bike insurance which will cover part of the cost or a replacement, but the sentimental value could never be replaced, and statistics show that the chances of getting the bike back from the thieves are virtually nil.
Motorbike theft prevention is a way to stop the prized possession, from being stolen; a simple tip is to park the bike in a very highly visible area.
This will reduce the bike thief's chances of breaking the steering lock, as there will be too many people around to see them attempting to do anything to your bike.
When parking the bike at home, if possible, always use a garage, out of site, out of mind, if there is no garage, park on the driveway and lock the gate.
Locks are the most important security measure for any motorbike.
A thick heavy duty chain with a high quality lock will deter many opportunist thieves.
Wrap the chain around a lamp post or something solid where possible which will help stop anybody literally lifting the bike up onto a waiting vehicle.
Alarms are a very good deterrent, if the motorbike is fitted with an alarm, then most thieves will scamper away once the alarm sounds, as the noise will attract too much attention.
If parked at home, there is a driveway alarm, which creates a single laser beam across the drive, and if someone breaks the laser, an external alarm will sound, and the thief has not even got near the bike.
The motorbike Datatag system has been used since 1992, and has a 100% success rate and is a simple kit which include 1000 microdots The microdots attach to as many parts of the motorbike as possible, in effect giving each part an electronic fingerprint thus allowing the police to instantly identify the real owner, even if the motorbike has been altered.
The warning labels for this system can deter thieves as well.