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The Importance of Motorcycle Security

Motorcycle security is often overlooked. Motorbikes, scooters, moped and quads are either locked with weak security devices or not locked at all.
A motorbike is can be of greater sentimental value than a car and many new bikes these days are of higher value than a car too. The sentimental aspect is the greatest. For example a treasured, older bike which has been restored, maintained and with owner specific additions cannot be replaced.

Motorbike security comes in various forms depending on usage, requirement of location and type of bike. The main devices are disc locks and chains, padlocks and chains and ground anchors.
Motorcycle theft has been rising year on year although it must be remembered that the number of motorbikes on the road has also grown. 80% of motorbikes are stolen from the home. According to the Police, around 50% of motorbikes stolen were not locked. In the UK, mopeds and scooters are the most stolen forms of motorcycles.

Established in 1992 by Northumbria and Essex Police with the help and backing of the Home Office, Sold Secure is an independent body funded by UK insurers that tries to set a bar to eliminate low-level products from the market. Manufacturers and suppliers can apply to have their products approved by Sold Secure. They assign three levels: bronze, silver and gold.
Sold Secure: Bronze: These products offer resistance or attack from the basic tools (aimed at preventing opportunist crime).
Sold Secure: Silver: These products offer theft resistance against enhanced tool list (aimed at preventing more determined attacks).
To award Gold they test the products on the bikes to recreate a real-life theft situation. Disc-locks undergo some of the hardest tests to pass on a bike: wedge test with hammer chisel and screwdriver. Locks without double-locking pins do not pass. The Gold testing also involves lock picking, drilling, slide-hammering, sawing, wedging test and a torque test. Testers require 6-8 samples, and they study technical drawings before the tests to determine weak points. They re-test annually. It isnt just for the assurance that the lock has been thoroughly tested but having a lock approved by Sold Secure can even reduce your insurance premium.

Leading manufacturers of motorcycle security devices are Xena, Squire and Oxford. Squire Locks are well respected in the motorcycle sector.
Henry Squire and Sons Limited have been manufacturing locks and theft prevention devices in England since 1780.
XENA Security began in the early 1990s when a group of UK engineers and motorcycle enthusiasts set out to design a better motorcycle lock and Oxford Products was founded in 1973 by a group of enthusiasts at University City of Oxford. Still today, Oxford Products is staffed by active enthusiasts who test and develop the product range.

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