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MCN Biking Britain survey: top 10 security products

By Rob Hull -

Parts & accessories

 19 November 2009 11:30

From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your top 10 motorcycle security products.

1. Acumen Cat21 alarm, RRP: £274.99 (includes fitting)
MCN Shop best price: £274.99 +£4.99P&P from Busters Accessories
The Cat21 alarm is claimed completely waterproof and vibration resistant and the transmitter itself has a integral torch and ignition key.  There are 14 definable siren tones, intelligent passive arming and an optional ‘nudge sensor to reduce false alarms.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 85%

2. Meta 357T alarm, RRP: £125 (plus fitting)
MCN Shop best price: N/A
The Meta upgrade alarm has a de-selectable movement sensor, a sleep mode that operates after ten days or when the battery power level hits critical, a hazard flash facility and is claimed both water and vibration resistant.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 84%
3. Acumen Cat1 alarm, RRP: £299.99 (including fitting)
MCN Shop best price: £299 +£4.99P&P from M&P
This is claimed to be so water resistant that it can resist both jet washing and water to a depth of a metre. It has three sirens so a secondary siren can go off if the first one or two are disengaged.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 82%
4. Xena XN18 disc lock, RRP: £124
MCN Shop best price: £113.99 +£4.99P&P from M&P
This alarmed disc lock has an 18mm double locking base and locking pin, a 110db warning siren and a fully removable key and barrel. It also features a four-pin locking system and an ice spray-proof body and barrel.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 76%
5. Xena XN14 disc lock, RRP: £61
MCN Shop best price: £55.99 +£4.99P&P from Busters Accessories
The alarmed XN14 disc lock is 100% stainless steel and is claimed totally corrosion resistant. It has a 14mm carbide-reinforced locking pin, an ice spray-proof body and barrel and a 110db alarm.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 74%
6. Datatag Motorcycle Kit: RRP: £89.99
MCN Shop best price: £89.95 +£4.99 from M&P
Datatag has just updated their motorcycle kit so the etching system is now virtually invisible and can only been seen under UV light. There is also the addition of a new forensic chemical DNA called Datatag DNA - an invisible solution leaving a UV residue when peeled away from the surface.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 74%
7. Sola-Larm SLA-840T, RRP: £55
MCN Shop best price: £67.99 +£4.99P&P from Busters Accessories
The SLA-840T is a 12V touch key motorcycle and scooter immobiliser with covert black wiring, twin circuit immobilisation, passive arming and electronic touch key disarming. Two touch keys are supplied.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 72%
8. Oxford Boss disc lock, RRP: £64.99
MCN Shop best price: £59.99 +£4.9P&P from M&P
Oxford Products have have taken the most universal, secure disk lock in the Oxford range and modified it to incorporate a shock-resistant, waterproof alarm system which falls just within the legal decibel limit (110dB).
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 71%
9. Sola-Larm SLA-807, RRP: £50.50
MCN Shop best price: £47.50 +£4.99P&P from Busters Accessories
Sola-Larm sell this as a DIY installation. It has a 12v alarm, has an integral shock and tilt switch, a hazard light arming and disarming light and selectable ignition sensing. There’s also a panic facility via the remote.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 70%
10. Acumen Cat3 alarm, RRP: £99.99
MCN Shop best price: £99.99 +£4.99 P&P from Busters Accessories
The Cat3 is based on Acumen’s Cat1 alarm with a remote controlled unit, a waterproof construction, a user-defined nudge sensor, a movement sensor, hot-wire and force ignition sensing and even a ‘Ferry’ mode.
MCN Biking Britain Survey results
Overall: 67%