This may have happened to some of you before, or maybe you know someone who experienced this. Thieves target their victims and watch their every move until the motorcycle is left unattended. Once you’re a target, there’s a good chance your motorcycle will come up missing. But there are ways to lessen the chances of becoming the target.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Texas is ranked as the 3rd highest state in motorcycle theft. California is #1 and Florida #2. It’s said that Texas has a high rate due to the warm weather year round, which means more motorcyclists are out and about. Another factor is the maker of the motorcycle. Based on statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the top 5 stolen motorcycles are Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, and Harley Davidson. So if the maker of your motorcycle is listed above, then prepare and take extra precautions when leaving it unattended. Just realize how quick and easy it is to steal a bike, so try not to make it any easier for the thieves. Try to park under street lights or in well lit areas. Get an anti theft device. You never know, that extra precaution could be the one thing that stands between you riding home or hitching a ride home.