Bike theft is serious business, but there are many options to protect motorcycles from theft.

At LoJack Corporation, we recommend a simple three-step approach to theft protection, which involves using common sense tactics, theft deterrents, and a stolen vehicle recovery solution. The more layers you use, the more your bike is protected. Common sense tactics and theft deterrents will ward off many amateur thieves. Add a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System to this, and you will have the ability to protect the investment in your bike from the professionals.

Step 1: Use Common Sense Measures

  • When at home, always keep your bike concealed in a garage or storage area. It is a simple case of keeping your bike out of thieves’ sight
  • Place large items/obstacles between your motorcycle and the garage door
  • Cover any windows
  • Never leave your keys in your bike
  • When out, choose parking spaces wisely:
    • Park in a well-lit area
    • Don’t park between vehicles because it provides cover for thieves
    • Look for a parking spot in view of a security camera
    • Always lock your bike’s ignition and forks when not riding
  • When selling your bike, be wary of test rides; some thieves actually pose as buyers and will take your bike for a "test ride" and never return.

Step 2: Use Theft Prevention Products

  • Properly use a bike lock
  • Lock two bikes together, if possible
  • Make sure the lock is tight; extra slack means the thief can cut or chisel off the lock
  • Lock your bike to a secure, immovable object. Thieves can lift bikes into trucks or vans
  • Loop the chain through the bike frame
  • Install an alarm, perhaps even one with a pager
  • Install a hidden kill switch

Step 3: Use a Tracking and Recovery System, like a LoJack® System

  • Install a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System to give you the peace of mind that you stand a better chance of getting your bike back if it’s stolen.* LoJack is the only Stolen Vehicle Recovery System directly integrated with law enforcement, is covert, and uses Radio Frequency technology—proven to recover stolen vehicles.

*LoJack® unit activation is contingent upon the motorcycle being located within LoJack’s coverage area that spans counties across 29 states throughout the US and the District of Columbia.  You may find LoJack’s coverage areas at or by calling 1-800-4-LoJack.