Best motorcycle ground anchors

Keep your bike secure by locking it to a strong motorcycle ground anchor.

Motorcycle chained to ground anchor

by MCN |

A bike chain and padlock are only as good as what you lock them to. If, for example, you use a hefty chain with a chunky padlock to secure your bike but the chain is only long enough to go through one of the bike’s wheels, then there is nothing to prevent a couple of burly thieves from simply lifting it up and chucking it into the back of a van and driving off with it. That’s why we always recommend you choose a chain long enough to secure your bike to a post, lamp-post or something else immovable.

What is a ground anchor?

When you’re at home, you may not have access to a lamp-post or a hefty lump of concrete but if you have a garage, shed or even just a patio, you can easily add an immovable object to secure your bike by fitting a motorcycle ground anchor.

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These are designed to offer a fixed point to chain your bike to, to keep it secure. Generally, as the name suggests, they will mount to the ground but depending on the location you store your bike in, you could equally fix a ground anchor to the wall of a brick- or block-build shed or garage or even a concrete fencepost as a last resort.

Which type of ground anchor is best?

There are various types of ground anchor and in various price points – and strengths. The most simple is a metal loop that secures to a flat surface and the chain passes through. A more secure version is formed in metal plate, often with two layers, that is fitted to the ground or another flat surface. Finally, there is a variety that is dug into the ground then secured with concrete, offering excellent security though at a price – for both the product and to get it fitted.

As with all security products, look for ones that have Sold Secure approval, ideally Motorcycle Gold or Diamond. This means they have been tested – and approved – by the not-for-profit scheme run by the Master Locksmiths Association and have resisted the highest levels of attack for the longest periods of time.

The best motorcycle ground anchors:

Chained 16 Ground Anchor

Chained 16 Ground Anchor
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This chunky ground anchor from Chained is suitable for chains with links up to 16mm or multiple smaller chains, meaning excellent strength. Itu2019s a simple design, with angled ends allowing access to fit the security bolts to a concrete floor or wall. The chain is passed through the seamless stainless-steel box which is Sold Secure Motorcycle Gold approved. There are 22mm and 12mm versions available, including one that fits within the profile of a single brick for garages that donu2019t have concrete floors or walls.

Oxford Terraforce Ground Anchor

Oxford Terraforce Ground Anchor

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A simple design, intended to be cemented into a hole in the ground. The idea is simple; dig a hole, fit it with concrete and set this anchor in to the concrete and wait until it hardens. The spikes prevent it from being pulled out of the concrete and the chain is passed through the 26cm loop. A secure mount with a Sold Secure Motorcycle Diamond rating.

Oxford Brute Force Mini Ground Anchor

Oxford Brute Force Mini Ground Anchor

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Sold Secure Silver approved. All fixings are supplied and can be used with chains up to 12mm. A sturdy and value-for-money option. The Chained 22 ground anchor is naturally more heavy duty, but that's to be expected.

Gear Gremlin Ground Anchor

Gear Gremlin Ground Anchor

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Mountable anchor for indoor or outdoor use. The 14mm alloy robust steel shackle lies flat and can be hidden when not in use. The unit is manufactured from hardened steel plates designed for heavy duty use and is complimented with a polypropylene cover. Comes complete with four high tensile bolts for security.

Oxford Beast Ground Anchor

Oxford Beast Ground Anchor

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Weighing in at 4kg and rated Motorcycle Diamond by Sold Secure, this double-skinned anchor from Oxford Products is aptly named u2018The Beastu2019. Designed to be fitted to concrete floors or concrete or brick walls, it is double-skinned to offer additional protection to the chain and comes with security mounting bolts, as well as plugs for the mounting holes. It is compatible with Oxfordu2019s 22mm Beast chain and is formed in hardened steel.

Oxford Docking Station Ground / Wall Anchor

Oxford Docking Station Ground / Wall Anchor

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Taking up to 16mm flexible chains, alongside the rigidity of a cast-iron anchor, this docking station ground anchor is weather resistant and constructed from forged and hardened steel. Heavy duty 4.5kg in weight and all fittings included.

Y Anchor 120 Ground Anchor

Y Anchor 120 Ground Anchor
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Another anchor designed to be concreted into the ground, the Y Anchor is available in two sizes, the larger 120 being able to accommodate chains with links up to 25mm in diameter wires. This Y-shaped anchor is inserted into a hole in the ground then concrete is applied around it and over the top of the Y-section. The bottom of the steel post has a hole in it so it wonu2019t fill up with water and it sits flush with the ground, meaning it is easy to roll over. It has achieved Sold Secure Motorcycle Diamond status.

Halfords Advance Ground Anchor

Halfords Advance Ground Anchor

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Not a name youu2019d usually associate with motorcycle security but this fold-down loop anchor from Halfords is rated Motorcycle Gold from Sold Secure and costs just £35. It closes with a low profile to stay out of the way when not in use but once flipped up, provides enough space for large chains to pass through. Supplied with four security bolts for fixing to floors or walls.

Squire Himalaya Ground Anchor

Squire Himalaya Ground Anchor

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The Himalaya from lock experts Squire is formed in 6mm hardened steel into an elongated box section which is bolted for the floor or walls. It is intended for use with high-strength Diamond-rated locks and chains, such as Squireu2019s Behemoth range and has achieved a Sold Secure Motorcycle Diamond rating itself. Four security fixings are included in the package.

Mammoth Security Bolt-In Ground Anchor

Mammoth Security Bolt-In Ground Anchor
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This heavy-duty ground anchor bolts into a concrete surface, with ball bearings supplied to hammer into bolt heads, rendered impossible to remove. Constructed from hardened steel and with an increased twin-layer design for maximum protection, this is good for indoor and outdoor use in any condition.

Hiplok Ankr Ground Anchor

Hiplok Ankr Ground Anchor
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Suitable as a wall or ground anchor and Sold Secure Gold approved. Although remaining highly functional, this anchor also bears the additional benefit of being more aesthetic than the others here. The Hiplock ANKR is suitable for both chains for motorcycles and D-locks for bicycles. A very useful feature is the rubberised end cap to prevent scratching.

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