Is it expensive to secure your motorcycle?
With a rampant increase in the numbers of motorcycle theft, every owner is very likely to look at additional security measures. Additional measures, however, mean additional expenses. And that is not amongst the most pleasurable of sights for the motorcycle owners. Nevertheless, with the requirements getting higher and the possible costs also looming in the near horizon, one could wonder whether it is expensive to secure your motorcycle with alarms and other systems. It all depends on your perspective.
You might think, at first, that a 2-3 hundred GBP/USD/EUR security system is quite pricey. Thinking about just the price of the unit and its installation could deter a significant number of people from purchasing. They will take the risk just to avoid short-term spending.
However, consider the losses if your bike is stolen and never recovered. They range from four to five or even six-digit sums. Would you rather spend a few additional hundreds of your money and sleep with ease or play the game of chance?
They depend on your needs and requirements. Securing a motorcycle from theft is a complex objective that you can use a plethora of tools and devices for. They include alarms, kill switches, fork and disc locks, trackers and much more.
Locks will likely be the least costly of the bunch, rounding out to less than 100 USD/GBP/EUR both since they are elementary devices. However, when we talk about kill switches and alarms, pointing out accurate figures becomes tricky. Simple alarms cost less, more complex solutions are pricey and could be as much as four figures. We strongly advise maximising security measures if you care about your vehicle. This could be one measure or if possible, a combination of a tracker, alarm and a kill switch. If you combine these with locks and a general sense of awareness, motorcycle protection becomes cheap and straightforward.
Security for motorbikes is also not constant. The term could be described as a combination of factors that the owner can implement in order to deter thieves and improve security.
What not to do
While you have tons of security options to choose from, you should be wary of the mistakes that you could make. Not every decision that an owner makes ensures security for motorbikes. However, here are a few tips on what we would insist on avoid doing:
- Thinking that expensive security systems negate the need for responsible care entirely
- Leaving the key or ignition fobs in some secret compartment on the motorcycle
- Parking it far away from sight
- Spending more on security measures than the value equivalent of the vehicle
- Travelling without security systems (at least locks)