Protecting Your Motorcycle From Theft
Having a motorcycle may sound “cool” and it definitely seems like a lot of fun to ride a motorcycle around, plus you get to feel the wind like you’ve never felt it before. But being a motorcyclist is not as easy as it sounds. You have to start thinking about your motorcycle, you have to learn about fixing a motorcycle, you’ll definitely almost crash your motorcycle, and sooner or later you may even find yourself pushing your dead motorcycle to a gas station. However, motorcycles go from 0mph to 70mph faster than you can read this sentence, and they are definitely a LOT of fun to ride.
Motorcycles provide an easier riding experience compared to cars when it comes to transportation in cities because they are smaller and easier to manoeuvre in traffic. However, their size is also the reason for the increase in motorcycle theft. Statistics show that hundreds of motorcycles are stolen every day. Regardless of whether it’s an exotic motorcycle with expensive parts or a cheap bike, your bike can be stolen despite being locked in your garage. Motorcycle theft is still a huge problem in any country in 2017. Standard locks are not enough to protect your motorbike in today’s world because thieves use a van to pick the bike up, rip it apart and sell off the parts as spares. For this reason, every bike owner should invest in a GPS tracking device to truly secure their bikes.
A motorcycle GPS tracker should be durable and waterproof, and in the event of theft, it could mean the difference between losing your bike forever and getting it back in one piece. A GPS tracker with the real-time tracking feature allows you to track your bike with a margin error of 1 metre and it will help authorities immensely in the retrieval process. As soon as you realise that your bike is stolen, you should call the police and provide them with the latest location of your bike. (It’s never a good idea to track the bike on your own.)
There are certain features a GPS tracking unit needs to have to be suitable for motorbikes. They have to be waterproof and have high receiver capabilities to locate your bike faster and more accurately. Considering the conditions your GPS tracker will be exposed to, it also needs to be durable and able to withstand harsh weather and other environmental factors. Remember to hide your tracking device somewhere on your bike where the thieves can’t find it.
In addition to locating and recovering your bike in case of theft, motorcycle trackers allow you to track your motorcycle 24/7 using a PC, tablet or even your smartphone. By using a GPS tracking software, you will be able to retrieve information regarding your motorcycle such as real-time location, engine status, speed, and you can even set it to alert you if your motorcycle is taken out of a certain area without your consent.
GPS provides you with the location of your motorcycle 24/7, giving you peace of mind.