Motorcycle and scooter theft is on the rise
In the UK, more motorbikes are now being stolen than cars every day. In fact, recent figures indicate that a motorbike is stolen from it’s owner as frequently as every 20 minutes!
The reasons are simple and clear:
Bikes are smaller and easier to manoeuvre. They can be rolled or lifted in to the back of a van quickly and gone from the scene in seconds.
They are easily shipped abroad en masse, or stripped down for parts.
More worryingly still is the fact that the chance of you recovering your stolen bike is slim. For every 5 bikes stolen, only 2 are ever recovered. This means the advantage is very much with the thieves- and also meaning that they have a true incentive to continue targeting bikes.
Needless to say it’s a worrying time to be a motorbike or scooter owner at the moment!