For those who ride a motorcycle not only is it a fun pastime but it is also an investment. Even the least expensive of motorcycles is a large investment monetarily and with all the upgrades and accessories many add to it, you want to make sure it remains secure. Theft can be a problem and while most people take great care to reduce theft of their car or truck, often motorcycle theft is overlooked. But there are many different anti-theft devices available to help prevent the loss of your beloved motorcycle. If you want to make sure your motorcycle is well protected, take the time to review your anti-theft accessory options.
Anti-theft devices range in price and function. For those who are looking for a budget friendly option, motorcycle disc locks are a great solution. While they don’t provide all the bells and whistles (literally) of a full scale alarm system, it will slow down a thief quite a bit. Disabling the movement of the wheel will dissuade a thief from targeting your bike and the thief will likely move on to an easier mark. You can even get a disc lock with a built-in alarm that will go off if the shock or motions sensors are triggered. For a small investment of around $30 to $100 your bike can be well protected.
While disc locks will help deter theft, for serious protection, a motorcycle alarm system is the best solution. For just over $100 you can get the Gorilla Motorcycle Alarm, an alarm system that is easy to install and will trigger a loud 120db alarm if the motorcycle is tampered with, often scaring away the thief in the process. The Gorilla Motorcycle Alarm w/ 2-Way Pager adds even more security. If your alarm is activated via the current, tilt, or shock sensor, you will be notified via the built-in 2-Way pager.
A motorcycle is an investment, and should be treated like one. By adding a simple device like a disc lock, or a full-out alarm system, you can have more peace-of-mind knowing your bike is safer.