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Report your stolen motorcycle to the police online

If your motorcycle or scooter has been stolen, you need to report it to the police in order to get a crime reference number. Your insurance company will need this crime reference number if you are going to claim. However even if you are not going to claim, it is importa...

Monimoto wireless GPS motorcycle tracker – Reviewed

The Monimoto GPS tracker is a relative newcomer to the motorcycle tracker market and it's going up against some well-proven rivals. It packs a raft of features but it has one ace up its sleeve; it's wireless and can be up and running in minutes. There are other wireless...

The Best PIR Alarms for your Garage or Shed

The Guide on how to use PIR security to add additional security to your motorcycle garage or shed. Security experts always talk about layers of security. If you have a garage or shed to keep your motorcycle in, nice one, it’s one of the best layers of security you can h...

6,500 users in the first month – thank you

Bikers United has been live for 30 days and in that time we've had 6,535 users and well over 140 stolen motorcycles and scooters posted to our database. Not only that: we've had over 105,000 page views of our stolen bike feed on Twitter and an audience reach of over 16,...

The best motorcycle ground anchors

Ground anchors are a superb anti-theft device for your motorcycle or scooter. Multiple locks won't stop your bike being lifted into a van by a few scrotes - but if your motorcycle is chained to a ground anchor, it'll be significantly harder to steal. We've scoured the i...

How does Bikers United work?

This week I've been asked a few times how the site works for people who've had their bike stolen. So this is a quick and (hopefully) easy to understand guide. Step 1. Report your stolen bike Click on the big pink Report Your Stolen Bike button at the top and fill out th...

Motorcycle thieves to arsonists

I wanted to share these shocking images from Hull. This is the result of scummy thieves who appear to have decided that if they can't nick your bike, then you can't have it either and they'll torch it - just to teach you a lesson. The hugely worrying thing about this is...

Fighting back – what the law says you can do

Motorcycle and moped theft is a hot topic right now. Unfortunately, it's not a London-only issue, but London does appear to 'set the trend', a trend that no-one wants to be a part of. Right now, in London, some bikers are being forced off their mopeds, motorcycles and s...

How to properly secure your scooter

Thieves love scooters. They're generally easy to steal (due to the fact they tend to be less well secured), there are loads of them in cities as they make for great transport. They're easy to ride, fit through small gaps (aiding a getaway), carry pillion passengers well...

Talking about bike crime on Wandsworth Radio

Skip to 38m55s to hear the interview. I was fortunate enough to be given some air time on Wandsworth Radio to talk about bike crime and what we're doing about it. Chloe Desave, the News Editor at Wandsworth Radio, picked up on the story in the Wandsworth Guardian and in...

Recovery Story #1 Alex P’s R1200GS

When Alex P added his pristine looking BMW R1200GS this week, I was gutted for him. He'd done everything right: the bike was locked with decent lock, alarmed and immobilised and tagged up with Datatag complete with visible stickers. Stolen in the middle of the night, Al...

Simple motorcycle security that criminals hate

You're twice as likely to have your motorcycle or scooter stolen now than you were 5 years ago. The risk is increasing daily. Unfortunately no lock or chain on the market can resist a determined bike thief, but the object of locking your bike properly is to prevent them...

Bike theft: are you part of the problem?

Unfortunately motorcycle and scooter theft is something the industry doesn't really like to talk about - but it should be high up the agenda. If more new bikers were aware of the risk of their bike being stolen, sure, they might not buy a bike in the first place. Also i...

I’ve found my bike…. what next?

If you've located your bike online or out in the real world, there are important steps you should take. If your bike has been physically located If you or someone else has found your bike tucked away down an alleyway or dumped in a ditch, this is good news. Call 101 and...

Your motorbike’s been stolen: what next?

Going to the spot where your bike was and seeing nothing but an empty space is one of the worst feelings. The chances are it has been stolen but all is not lost. If you keep a cool head and follow some basic steps you'll greatly increase the chances of getting your bike...