Protect your bike from thieves

IT’S a depressing fact that more than 100 motorcycles are stolen in the UK everyday. Recent statistics also illustrate that a staggering 60 per cent of these bikes are never seen again, much to their owners’ frustrations. However, a new innovation by GPS specialist, Road Angel, promises to help combat motorcycle theft and provide added peace of mind for riders, and their families, when they are on or off their bikes.  
Bike Trac is a pioneering, Thatcham approved tracking device, which has been designed exclusively for the two-wheel industry. The discreet on-board motion detection unit is suitable for all types of bikes – on road and off-road and monitors any unusual movements. The clever accessory can detect whether your bike is moving and alerts the rider within a couple of minutes by text or email.
An easy to use internet portal is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which enables individuals to check the current location of their motorcycle. Using the online portal, motorcyclists can track journeys from the past three months and view aerial photography, details on mileage, speed and location from those trips for Bike Trac members to share with friends and family.
Additional safety is a new aspect of the product that is due to be launched this summer. The update informs riders if the motorcycle has fallen over and enables partners and family members to be alerted to a potential accident when the motorcyclist is out riding. In the event that the motorcycle falls below a specific lean angle, a text message is activated with details of the motorcycle and rider’s location to be passed on to the rescue services, which may save lives.
The product, available in selected UK motorcycle dealerships now, costs £299 plus a small monthly subscription – a small price to pay to keep an eye on your pride and joy… or its rider! The Bike Trac device is registered to the user and not the machine, so can be transferred from bike to bike.
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