Summer is a time for a lot of things, spending time with family, creating memories, and enjoying the warm weather. Of course there is something that is really popular and that is motorcycle riding. Along with riding, however, there is something that goes along with it. That is motorcycle theft.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the top five motorcycle brands typically stolen are:
Motorcycle theft is popular in Southern California and many bikes are stolen between the months of June-September. The most preferred method when stealing a motorcycle is by simply loading the motorcycle into a minivan and driving off as quickly as possible. This can even happen in broad daylight! Southern California has lost a lot of merchandise within the past couple of years. A lot of motorcycle theft is done by people who like to steal and arrange shipping on bikes across the country. They usually sell them to foreign countries, making huge profits. But, that doesn’t have to be you! It’s important to know how to protect your motorcycle.
Protecting Your Motorcycle
The most effective way to prevent anti-theft is to park in a well-lit, visible area. Be sure to use your motorcycle cover to kind of keep it “out of sight, out of mind” in a sense. Using a disc lock (preferably with an alarm attached) is very helpful when it comes to protecting your motorcycle. Lastly, getting a high quality chain that will loop through your bike’s back wheel or frame around a pole will help for the bike to stay in one place.
Sell Motorcycles For Cash’s advice to avoid motorcycle theft would be to always lock up your bike, no matter where you are or where you go. Although it is fun to go bike riding in Southern California during the summer, it is also very important that your bike stays safe. If you would like additional information on motorcycle theft or if you are no longer interested in keeping your bike and are looking for some extra cash in your pocket, please feel free to contact us. We will give you a free estimate and purchase your late model Bike at a fair price.