Unfortunately, motorcycle theft is all too common in the United States; one motorcycle is stolen every 11 seconds in the U.S. With some new models of bikes costing over $20,000, thieves have taken notice of the increased popularity of bikes, and the relative ease with which they may be stolen. What's more, stolen motorcycles are rarely recovered, as they can be altered, reused, and turned into new bikes. Only 25-30% of stolen motorcycles are recovered, compared to 60-65% of trucks and cars, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
While you probably do not want to consider the chance of your bike being stolen, it is a risk. This is why it is important to protect yourself from financial loss in the event of a theft. The good news is motorcycle theft insurance is a fairly affordable part of many insurance policies, particularly when you consider the potential cost and hassle you could be left with if your bike is stolen.
At KADAIR Insurance in Connecticut, we can help you protect your investment and give you peace of mind with affordable motorcycle theft insurance.
A motorcycle insurance policy that includes comprehensive coverage will pay for damages caused by events other than collisions. This includes theft, as well as vandalism and fire, among other things. Remember that theft protection will only cover the factory standard parts on your bike. If you have a customized bike with a custom paint job, chrome parts or anything else, you may want to consider custom parts and equipment (CPE) insurance as well.
While motorcycle theft coverage will protect you if your bike is stolen, you probably want to avoid making a claim to keep your precious bike. The following tips can help you secure your bike against theft.