Lightweight lock launched: Portable motorbike security from LiteLok

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Bicycle lock makers LiteLok have designed a new lock specially for motorcycles. Certified to Sold Secure Gold standard, the lock is a flexible band with a steel core that makes it both light and easy to carry. A 1m Litelok weighs just 1.45kg whereas an equivalent gold standard lock and chain weighs anywhere between 2-6kg.

Ideal for wrapping around wheels when you’re out and about, LiteLok will even sell you a matching keyed pair for more security, or to clip together for a bit more length.

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The lock casing is made from drill-resistant, hardened alloy steel with rivets of marine grade stainless steel which is harder and more resistant to corrosion that standard stainless. The strap itself is made from Litelok’s own patented Boaflexicore, combining a high tensile alloy and polymer matrix.

Professor Neil Barron, the lock's designer, said: "Most Sold Secure Gold-rated motorbike locks are cumbersome, heavy and impractical, which is a pain for any biker, let alone regular commuters. Litelok Moto 108 addresses the need for optimum security but combines it with lightness and flexibility."

The neoprene skin is removeable and washable so you can get rid of any chain lube, grease or road muck that builds up on it. The Litelok Moto 108 is available now in red or black and costs £119.99 (or £229.99 for a pair). MCN will bring you a full product review when we've got our hands on one.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

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