How To Recover Your Stolen Motorcycle Using a GPS Tracker?
On the 10th of March 2022, Nathan discovered his garage door wide open and his CBR missing.
His heart sank instantly.
First thing he did was open the Solid GPS app on his phone and locate the last location his tracker pinged.
His tracker indicated his bike was in the park around the block from his house. Immediately, his mind raced with the thought that the thieves had found the tracker and ditched it.
But they actually stashed his bike in a bush, most likely storing it so they could return and pick it up later.
The Stolen CBR: Photo taken by the owner
But what the thieves didn’t know was that Nathan’s tracker was still active and sending out its exact location.
If not for the tracker hidden in Nathan’s bike, other than sheer luck, there would have been no way for him to have found his bike.
And unlike other stolen motorcycle recovery stories, his CBR motorbike is still in good shape with no visual damage.
By recovering his bike, Nathan spread the word about Solid GPS, resulting in people realizing how important it is to have a GPS tracker installed in their vehicles, not just their motorcycles.
With that, he motivated two people to order one for their vehicle with an extra month of free tracking as an incentive when they used the code “extra” on the checkout page.
What Nathan had to say after the whole ordeal
Vehicles, especially motorbikes, visible from the street are often targeted by thieves. They see bikes as easy money since most of them are insecure and light making motorcycles easy to steal.
One troubling statistic we found is in Australia, 1 in 6 vehicles stolen are motorcycles and over half of all motorcycles stolen are never recovered.
Over 7,000 motorcycles are stolen each year in Australia since they are challenging to protect due to a bike’s portability, high demand for parts, and substandard identification.
Melbourne is the top city for motorcycle theft with it increasing year over year with 845 bikes stolen in 2021 in the city of Melbourne.
Just imagine losing your motorbike, not only does that impact you monetarily (sure you may have insurance, but you still have to pay the insurance premiums, not to mention everything else) but also the sentimental value of your bike.
What if you don’t want a replacement or a cash payout? What if it’s a one-of-a-kind motorbike?
And wouldn’t it be nice if you could just get your bike back without enduring the weeks of stress that a vehicle theft normally involves?
In saying all this, you can still get insurance. We have nothing against insurance. Some insurers actually require and give you a discount if you have a tracker (it’s always good to ask).
Consider buying a tracker that provides geofence alerts, a real-time tracking system, and vehicle security and recovery.
Solid GPS is a tracker the size of a credit card at 85*50*22mm that you can hide nearly anywhere on your bike and it will last for months on end.
It is built in Australia and takes about 5 minutes to set up. And if you need any help, you can contact our Australian support team.
Also, check out our article on what we can learn about motorcycle theft in Australia.
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