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Using your horse to steal a motorcycle

We've seen a lot of weird motorbike thefts here on Bikers United but this one tops them all. This KTM Duke 125 was stolen in Dartford today. Following the spur of the moment theft, the thieves made off with the bike, using one-horse power. The theft, captured on CCTV sh...

Tactical contact halves London moped crime

MOPED enabled crime has halved in London since the police have started using tactical contact to knock suspects from scooters, mopeds and motorbikes. 'Moped enabled crime' which is the phrase used for anyone using a motorcycle or scooter to carry out thefts, such as ste...

Police shoot armed motorcycle thief dead

POLICE in Jakarta, Indonesia have got the right idea. On Sunday 25th August they shot dead an armed suspected motorcycle thief and arrested three of his accomplices who are all believed to have been involved in a string of motorcycle thefts around the city. The police w...

Around The World Bike Stolen in the UK

The youngest person to ride around the world on a motorcycle has had his bike stolen following his arrival back to the UK. Henry Crew, 23, from Petersfield, travelled around the world on a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, covering over 55,000 miles and setting a Guinness W...

The unbeatable bike lock?

THIS ALTOR SAF is the biggest D-Lock we've ever seen. It's not yet in production but this mammoth lock, produced by bicycle security firm Altor, could be a reality if it gets enough backing on crowd-funding website IndieGoGo. Comically large in size, it weighs over 6kg ...

Thieves steal 2-hour old KTM 1290 Super Duke R

A 19-PLATE KTM Super Duke R that was just two-hours old was stolen from outside motorcycle shop CMC Cannock today. The bike's owner had picked up the 0-mile bike just two hours earlier and was visiting CMC to buy some new parts. CCTV footage shows 4 thieves ride into th...

From 6,000 to 37,000 users in our first year

When I started Bikers United, motorcycle theft was at an all-time high. If you had your motorcycle stolen there was very little you could do about it. I wanted to change that. This site helps give theft victims a platform to reach 1000s of bikers and improves the chance...

Boost your security without spending a penny

Physical security is always a good idea. Most thieves just look for bikes that only use a steering lock, so even a cheap disc lock will deter some criminals. However, there are other things you can do to reduce the chance of your bike being stolen and they won't cost yo...

Three in hospital after crashing stolen bike

AN 18-YEAR OLD man and his two pillions are in hospital with 'serious injuries' after the stolen motorcycle they were riding was involved in a head-on collision with a car in Grimsby. The crash happened on Little Coates Road in west Grimsby at 1.30am. The motorcycle, a ...

Bike thief dies riding just-stolen motorcycle

A motorcycle thief has died in a head-on collision in Walsall, riding a motorcycle that was stolen just minutes earlier. The 19-year old, who has yet to be named, crashed outside Barr Beacon School, near Pheasy on the outskirts of Walsall. Just 15-minutes prior to the f...

Moped thief sentenced to 5 years

Two London teenagers who were described as a "menace to the London public" have been sentenced for carrying out a string of violent moped robberies. Frankie Batchelor, 18 and a 16-year-old who can't be named for legal reasons were involved in crimes where they threatene...

BikeTrac Grab Bag – Making serious security portable

BikeTrac aren't known for their visible security. The firm offers cutting-edge motorcycle trackers, designed to be discreet but robust and reliable. Now in their tenth year, BikeTrac don't just offer tracking security - they now offer two different forms of 'hard' secur...

Stolen motorcycle statistics – 2018 vs. 2017

Data recently obtained by Bikers United under a Freedom of Information request to the Metropolitan Police shows a welcome decline in the number of motorcycles stolen in the London area. Further encouraging news highlighted by the figures shows an increase in the proport...

Report your stolen motorcycle to the police online

First things first: ensure you have reported your stolen bike right here.   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 ...
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