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Full comp insurance is your best security.

Honestly if someone wants to steal your bike they will just pick it up and put it in a truck. Nobody is going to stop them.

If you do want some added security (helps keep insurance prices down) get a tracker installed and motion sensors that send sms to your phone if the bike is moved. Avoid the Ducati alarm systems. They are not that great.

Chains and disk locks are pointless, the bike has an immobilizer so they can't joy ride it and if they wanted to move it, all they need to do is lift the front or back and put wheels underneath it (like a skateboard) and off they go up a ramp into a truck.
 

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I just installed 'RIDE' which is made by Scorpio. The full kit offers tilt, shock, proximity sensors, an 125db siren, TPM sensors, two way key chain device and GSM gps tracking. It was a lot to hide underneath everything but it was the most comprehensive security package I could find.. whenever anything touches the bike it sends me an sms, email, and the app pops up an alert. Overall was about sixty dollars more then the ducati alarm and a hella lot more value. :cool:
 

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I just installed 'RIDE' which is made by Scorpio. The full kit offers tilt, shock, proximity sensors, an 125db siren, TPM sensors, two way key chain device and GSM gps tracking. It was a lot to hide underneath everything but it was the most comprehensive security package I could find.. whenever anything touches the bike it sends me an sms, email, and the app pops up an alert. Overall was about sixty dollars more then the ducati alarm and a hella lot more value. :cool:

How much was it?

My insurance asked me if I had lojack..
 

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I have to leave my bike out side.. but its in a parking deck.. my place has those metal polls that stop cars from driving thru the doors too..

If you had to get a disk lock and chain.. which one? I have no idea which company makes good locks or chains...
 

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Here is what I sent a motorcycle magazine (Australian Road Rider).



Hi Mick

I'm soon to take delivery of an Ducati 899 Panigale and I am wondering if you could do an article reviewing & recommending available / Are they worth it?? On "Motorcycle GPS Tracking Alarm Systems" in Australia



And their response........



Thanks for the request. However, by the time we'd researched and published the story, you'd probably have your bike already. So instead, here's a few comments you might find useful.

We are about to publish a story on bike theft, and the upshot of it is that it's the cheaper, more common bikes that are most at risk of being stolen. Yours would be a lower risk, though the risk is still there.

A tracker will act as a deterrent to thieves, but a good thief will be able to quickly deactivate it, rendering it useless. If the tracker is well hidden so the thief never realises it's there, it can be invaluable in recovering the bike. In that regard, it's well worth having. I can't tell which ones might be better or worse, though - I just don't have that information.

The insurance companies say the best protection for your bike is a locked gate. It might be worth investing in an alarm system for your (locked) garage as the first level of protection. It's almost certain to reduce your insurance premiums (not to say a tracking device won't).

Another great deterrent is something like DataDot technology - the permanent marking of all your bike's valuable components. This renders them almost worthless to thieves, so if they see that your bike is marked with DataDot ID they've bypass it.

I hope this gives you some things to think about. Sorry I can't be more specific about the trackers. If I were you, I'd do the sums and work out what you think you'll get best value from.

Cheers,
Mick

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Here is what I sent a motorcycle magazine (Australian Road Rider).



Hi Mick

I'm soon to take delivery of an Ducati 899 Panigale and I am wondering if you could do an article reviewing & recommending available / Are they worth it?? On "Motorcycle GPS Tracking Alarm Systems" in Australia



And their response........



Thanks for the request. However, by the time we'd researched and published the story, you'd probably have your bike already. So instead, here's a few comments you might find useful.

We are about to publish a story on bike theft, and the upshot of it is that it's the cheaper, more common bikes that are most at risk of being stolen. Yours would be a lower risk, though the risk is still there.

A tracker will act as a deterrent to thieves, but a good thief will be able to quickly deactivate it, rendering it useless. If the tracker is well hidden so the thief never realises it's there, it can be invaluable in recovering the bike. In that regard, it's well worth having. I can't tell which ones might be better or worse, though - I just don't have that information.

The insurance companies say the best protection for your bike is a locked gate. It might be worth investing in an alarm system for your (locked) garage as the first level of protection. It's almost certain to reduce your insurance premiums (not to say a tracking device won't).

Another great deterrent is something like DataDot technology - the permanent marking of all your bike's valuable components. This renders them almost worthless to thieves, so if they see that your bike is marked with DataDot ID they've bypass it.

I hope this gives you some things to think about. Sorry I can't be more specific about the trackers. If I were you, I'd do the sums and work out what you think you'll get best value from.

Cheers,
Mick

Mick Matheson
Editor
Australian Road Rider

Thanks for that Genie, interesting info. I been looking into GPS tracking myself and can't seem to find a lot of real world experience, ppl in Aus anyway.


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