Is your motorcycle an easy and attractive target for motorcycle thieves? Did you know that experienced thieves can steal a motorcycle in a matter of seconds, to be shipped overseas for resale or stripped of its parts for fast cash? Did you also know that Florida has one of the highest rates of motorcycle theft in the country?
If you don't want your motorcycle to be an easy target, there are things you can do to protect your bike and make yourself less likely to become a victim.
The following is a list of anti-theft measures that you can take to deter criminals from attempting to steal your bike and increase the chances of your bike being recovered if it does happen to be stolen:
We recommend that you create layers of protection by using a variety of security measures. In addition to making your bike harder to steal, your insurance company may give you certain insurance rate discounts.
This information is being brought to you by the motorcycle attorneys at Heintz & Becker who care about the safety of motorcycle riders both on and off the road. If you need an experienced motorcycle attorney, call us anytime at 941-748-2916. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Source(s): National Insurance Crime Bureau Brochure, "Motorcycle Theft and Fraud"; Motorcycle.com,"Top 10 States for Motorcycle Theft", posted April 1, 2013; Motorcycle Safety Foundation, "QUICK TIPS: Preventing Motorcycle Theft"; esurance.com, "Motorcycle theft: facts, stats, and prevention"; Manatee County Sheriff, "How to Prevent Motorcycle, Scooter & Moped Theft"