Unsurprisingly the worst hotspot in the UK for Motorcycle theft is London, the worst postcode area being SW, with a motorcycle theft rate 4 times that of the UK average. The worst area for motorcycle theft outside of London is Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, which is the only town outside of London in the top 10 places for motorbike theft. Things aren’t looking much better for another West Yorkshire town, Halifax, which has the third worst record outside of London. The research carried out by Carole Nash has shown that areas of West Yorkshire are not far behind that of London.
Research showed that the Honda SCV 100 Lead is the most popular choice of motorbike for motorcycle thieves, for the second year in a row according to figures from motorcycle insurer Carole Nash and in the UK there are an average of 77 motorcycles and scooters stolen every day and motorcycle theft in general is on the rise, costing around £105 million every year.
A spokesperson for insurance firm Carole Nash stated that “a lot of thefts are opportunistic an some bikers are guilty of creating opportunity”
Motorcycle owners should take greater care when securing their bikes. With so much theft, motorcycle security is of the greatest importance. Your motorcycle will always be more vulnerable to theft when you are away from home, however fitting your motorbike with security devices such as alarms and chains will help and could deter a potential thief.
When you are at home, make sure your motorcycle is always locked away and out of sight. Leaving your motorcycle out in plain sight, with just a motorcycle cover will not offer your motorcycle any protection. Your motorcycle should be kept in a secure garage. Asgard has a range of secure metal motorcycle buildings, specifically designed to house your motorcycle securely.
“As described the garage is a great size and again as mentioned on the website counts as garaged for my insurance purposes so very very happy”. - Dan
These metal garages are the ONLY ones in the UK approved by the UK Locksmiths Association and offer excellent motorcycle security. Asgard motorcycle garages are made from strong weatherproof steel and are fitted with a tough 5 point locking system, pick resistant locking mechanism and reinforced doors, hinges and panels to keep thieves out! Visit the Asgard website for more details.
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