As the clocks change back to Greenwich Mean Time this weekend, motorcyclists are urged to consider their security arrangements this winter.
With reduced daylight hours, bike thieves can be more brazen in their tactics due to the lack of daylight, and while Bike Trac always suggest a first level of defence with locks and chains, only a tracking device like Bike Trac offers any real chance of bike recovery.
Bike Trac's Bill Taylor explained,
"Statistics are all too easy to quote, but the simple fact is that theft is prevalent during the hours of darkness. While its obvious more motorcycles are ridden in the summer months, many of those bikes are laid up in the winter and are not always checked regularly. With Bike Trac an owner doesn't need to leave the comfort of their own sofa to check on their bike, and with functions like our battery voltage checker they can even monitor the condition of the bike remotely too,"
Bike Trac has recovered just over £500,000 worth of stolen motorcycles during 2013, with its fastest recovery yet recorded in October - just 16 minutes. The system has also played a part in several charity adventures due to the Bike Trac's ability to involve riders online with live online tracking that can be downloaded and shared.