Each year 8000 Motorcycle are stolen in Australia. Owners of on and off-road motorbikes, all terrain vehicles, scooters and mini bikes are falling victim to the crime every day. Motorcycles are particularly difficult to protect due to their ease of portability, the high demand for parts and poor identification. However, whether it’s for recreational use or your primary means of transport Tracking Mate has a tracking solution to suit your individual needs.
Why is a Tracking Mate solution vital?
Despite accounting for just 4 per cent of registrations, motorcycle thefts now amount to 1 in 6 of all stolen vehicles in Australia.
Newer model motorcycles are more often the target of theft with 1 in 4 stolen less than four years of age.
Sales of on-road motorcycles have been steadily increasing over the last five years, where sales of scooters and off-road bikes have fallen. Despite this scooters make up the highest proportion of thefts, followed by off-road dirt bikes.
2 in 3 motorcycles are stolen from the home.
1 in 6 motorcycle theft victims have previously been a victim of theft.
Over half of motorcycles stolen are not recovered.
** Stats from National Motor vehicle Theft Reduction Council