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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...

Gang imprisonment has reduced moped crime by 50%

An organised gang that used high-powered maxi-scooters to help commit crimes has been imprisoned following attacks around London. Police suspect that keeping the group off the roads has helped reduce moped-related violence in the area by 52%. The group, pictured above w...

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...

Easy Cash Gang sent to prison

21-year-old Miguel St Martin has been imprisoned for 12 years. He was the ringleader of a violent moped group that called themselves the Easy Cash Gang. They attacked luxury stores in a string of attacks and orchestrated break-ins at Boodles and Yves Saint Laurent in Lo...

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...

Serial robber Adam Yaroo given 13 years

A serial burglar who also carried out a gunpoint burglary for a luxury watch has been imprisoned for a series of crimes perpetrated in several parts of London. 32-year-old Adam Yaroo, committed several offences over the course of 8-months. His downfall was probably when...

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 ...

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...
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