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Four out of five bikes unlocked

Steve Farrell, 28 June 2013 13:57

Fewer than one-in-five owners of new bikes use any physical theft deterrent such as a chain, according to a survey in London. As machines got older, higher proportions were found to be secured with a chain or disc lock. Forty-five per cent of all bike owners in the survey used some such measure. The average age of their bikes was ...

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Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

Guy Procter, 30 March 2013 17:00

It will be 10 years next week since the tragic death of Britain’s greatest ever grand prix star. In part one of our exclusive three-part tribute to Barry Sheene – the mate, the father, and the rival – we hear from best friend and former team-mate Steve Parrish. When did you first meet Barry?It was Brands Hatch, 1974, I was ...

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Give up, scumbags: failed Italian job number two

Steve Farrell, 28 March 2013 12:02

An Italian motorcycle dealership has suffered a second failed theft attempt in six months. CCTV footage shows four thieves spend three minutes breaking into an Aprilia showroom before fleeing. The four are seen arriving on two scooters shortly after 11pm. One cuts through the shop’s metal shutters with a disc grinder while the others keep watch.   Once inside, three struggle ...

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London Motorbike Smash and Grab Gang Found Guilty

Simon Patterson, 05 December 2012 15:20

A group of thieves has been found guilty of a string of motorcycle smash and grab robberies on luxury shops in London's West End The gang, all of whom were aged 19-21, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit theft and burglary, as well as various other charges. In total, they were found guilty of 46 charges. The gang stole ...

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Police launch sting operation to catch bike thieves

Steve Farrell, 27 September 2012 16:32

Police are planting bikes equipped with hidden tracking devices in theft hotspots in a sting operation to catch thieves. A signal from the tracker alerts waiting officers the moment a bike is moved and allows them to pinpoint its exact location at all times. There are also plans to hide cameras on the bikes to film the thieves at work. ...

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Failed Ducati robbery

Andy Davidson, 10 September 2012 14:20

In Moto, Croydon was targeted by hammer wielding thieves on Tuesday September 4 at 5:30pm. A gang of six youths equipped with three scooters attempted to steal two Ducati 1199’s by trying to walk the machines out in broad daylight. Unfortunately for them, the staff were not having any of it. Paul Read immediately spotted the robbers and tackled them ...

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Theft victim’s website to catch culprits

Steve Farrell, 29 June 2012 10:43

A motorcyclist has set up a website showing CCTV footage of his bike being stolen in the hope it will lead to the thieves’ capture The website shows an hour-long theft of a £10,000 Triumph Daytona 675R from an office car park in central London, along with mug shots of the culprits. First a man is seen stopping to look ...

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Bike theft and thieves caught fully on film but no arrests

sovrec, 28 June 2012 11:17

The theft of a Triumph Daytona 675 has been caught on CCTV fully showing all the thieves faces, their work, technique and their getaway (on a bike which can be hot wired unbelievably). Despite compiling this evidence, the rider has not seen any action by the police. Just how much more you could put in their lap to wrap up ...

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Trackers work... if you're quick!

Anonymous, 11 May 2012 18:47

The trouble with bike trackers is you have to activate them quick as the criminals will try to remove them as soon as possible. So if you're asleep when the bike's nicked and wake up 6 hours later it's too late! You need a loud alarm and tracker so you get agood chance at activating the tracker. On a lighter note local police arrested two thieves last night ...

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Ram raiders started fire which destroyed Honda show bikes

Steve Farrell, 22 March 2012 16:49

Ram raiders are suspected to have started a warehouse fire which destroyed Honda show bikes worth around £240,000. The thieves set light to a stolen Range Rover used in the attack before escaping on two stolen motorcycles. About 30 bikes – 20 fewer than initially feared - were destroyed when the blaze tore through the premises of Honda’s events agency, ...

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