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Motorbikes and mopeds security

Information and advice on keeping motorbikes and mopeds secure...

  • Always lock your bike and set its alarm if it has one.
  • Try to use a designated motorcycle parking place with a stand and security loop.
  • Always lock your bike to something secure – at home, fit special attachments such as ground loops to lock your bike to.
  • Use a motorbike cover – don’t advertise what you’ve got!
  • Have the motorbike security marked with its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • Check with your insurance company – they may offer insurance discounts for certain security measures.
  • When purchasing security devices, make sure they are either Thatcham or Sold Secure approved.
  • Never leave helmets or other possessions with your bike.
  • Try to park where there’s CCTV.
  • If you’re buying a second hand bike or parts, be wary of so-called ‘bargains’. Have a good look at the registration documents and check the bike’s history with HPI Group Ltd, Carwatch UK Ltd, the AA or the RAC.
  • If you ride an off-road bike, ask the DVLA to register its details (frame and engine numbers) on their own and police computers. It’s free. 

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