Best security products to keep your motorcycle safe

Want to keep your pride and joy safe? Here's our guide to the best security products for your bike

Motorcycle wheel with lock - Best security products

by Jim Blackstock |

It may have fallen off the radar a little recently, but security remains one of the biggest concerns to any motorcyclist. The scare stories from a couple of years ago may have quietened, but the fact remains that motorbikes are still a huge draw to thieves, whether the casual thief who simply wants some fun at someone else's expense and potentially bait the police into a chase, or at the hands of an organised operation which will probably break the bike into parts and ship them far and wide.

There are plenty of steps that you can take to make life harder for thieves. Ultimately, the idea is to make your bike as unattractive as you can and force them to move on completely or, at least, to the next bike.

We've gathered what we feel are the top security products to help ensure that you keep your bike and it doesn't disappear without a trace.

The best security products for your motorbike

1. Ridehide Waterproof Outdoor Motorcycle Shelter

Best product to hide your bike


They say 'out of sight, out of mind', and of course, parking your bike in a garage or shed means

motorcycle shelter

2. Y Max 90 Security Ground Anchor

Best product for securing your bike to the ground


A hefty chain and lock are essential components in the fight against motorcycle crime, but they

ground anchor

3. Almax Immobiliser Series VI ULTIMATE 

Best heavy-duty security


If you're serious about keeping your bike, then a solid chain is essential. This behemoth from

Home Chain

4. Oxford Nemesis Travel Chain

Best security for commuters


Just as a chain will help secure your bike at home, a chain and padlock are essential when you're

Travel Chain

5. Maypole MP9731 Removable Security Post

Best security for narrow passages


Not a direct bike-security product, but if you keep the bike in the back garden either under a

locking post

6. Squire Garage Defender 4

Best security for garaged bikes


Most up-and-over garage doors aren't renowned for their strength; there is a limit to the amount

garage door lock

7. Xena XZZ6 Disc Lock

Best security for locking the brake disc


A disc lock is a really useful and easy-to-use option in conjunction with a chain and lock or, at

Disc lock

8. KOVIX Brake Lever Lock

Best on-bike security object


Readers of a certain age will remember the Krooklok; this device locked the steering and the

Lever Lock

9. Datatag

Best security against parts theft


Datatag isn't a direct anti-theft system as such; it's a way of marking your motorcycle in a


10. Monimoto 7 DIY Tracker

Best budget tracker


Tracking technology is widely regarded as the best way to recover a stolen motorcycle (or car,

DIY Tracker

11. BikeTrac Professional Tracker

Best premium security


While a DIY tracker can be useful, a professionally-installed version offers more levels of

Professional tracker

When you're buying security products, look for the Sold Secure logo. This is a not-for-profit scheme run by the Master Locksmiths Association that tests and rates products depending on their resistance to attack. Look for products that have Motorcycle ratings and, ideally, Gold or Diamond for the highest levels of attack resistance.

Chain reaction

When you're securing your bike with a lock and chain, make sure you wrap the chain around something immovable; a bike with a chain only through the wheel can be lifted by a few burly blokes and loaded into a van, but if it's locked to a post, then they'll have to cut it, and that makes noise and takes time. Also, keep the chain off the ground so it can't be attacked with a sledgehammer.


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