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Steve Farrell  says:

Bike brands top theft league

Motorcycle and scooter brands are top in a league of vehicle makes most likely to be stolen.  Researchers compared the number of vehicles on the road from car and motorcycle manufacturers to the number recorded as stolen on the Police National Computer. They found the 12 brands with the highest theft rates were all makes of motorcycle. The first non-bike maker, Mercedes, was at 13. The top...

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STRESSED1

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STRESSED1 says:

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Amazes me it does all the troubles we human's have to contend with on a daily basis.

Who would steal one of these `SNOTTER'S'? Think about it.

Whoever steals mopeds aren't as stupid as you think,simply because they're stolen to order and they sell.

These SNOTTER'S,will find themselves shipped off to the likes of Taiwan,India,Malaysia,etc countries where people don't have much and SNOTTER'S rule supreme for economic reasons.

Really,you should have known.......

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Might as well be a "How often do bikes get used?" survey

Garage-queen posers gonna hate, but Lexmotos et al get nicked because they're owned by people who ride them every day.

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ramparts

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ramparts says:

Stolen vehicles >>>

I think the most likely to be stolen are those used for commuting and those which are the lightest.  Heavy motorcyles need more effort to steal and greater organisation.   Lightweight scooters can easily be lifted by 2 pieces of scum and shoved in back of van.  You'd need extra scum to handle a large motorcycle and probably someone else with a medium-sized brain to guide them.

The cheaper machinery tends not to have immobilisers or alarms making them an easy target and as has already been rightly mentioned, if you use them a lot for commuting they are likely to be parked away from, and out of sight and earshot of, the reasonable security of the owners residence for long periods.

I think we should all invisibly mark our bikes so that we can trace them when stolen and then visibly mark the offenders.  Grrr.

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Carlosoul

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Carlosoul says:

If you have my...

Fireblade anyone out there lets just forget the past, give it back, I wont tell the law, we might even start a new friendship and be best of mates.

 

Or I might just smash ya face in............. repeatedly...... it could go either way, lets see what happens when we meet  :)  X

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RICHARD545

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RICHARD545 says:

Bebobobob

Ktm, Honda,suzukji AND BmW are all car manufactureres

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Good Idea?

Maybe Daimler-Benz should buy MV Agusta and go MotoGP racing?

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

@ Grumpyoldtechie

Well, that bike looks like a copy of the "metric" mini-cruisers from the Japanese manufacturers that are most often found at MSF BRC (Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basis Rider Course) classes.
 

www.lexmoto.co.uk/DFE125L.php

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

@ fogie

Speaking of theft, did you steal snev’s dog?  ; )

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snev

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snev says:

piglet ...

I thought that as well!

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JUtona675

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JUtona675 says:

Insurance drop...???

Great no Triumph listed....so my Tona insurance should be a lot lower...:lol:

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