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Sportbike Security Items: The Essentials

All we want to do is ride our bikes. But the harsh reality is that sometimes you have to do other more boring stuff (like work) and the time your bike is sitting in your garage or driveway you want to make sure it stays in the best possible shape. We have compiled this list of the essential sportbike security items to make sure your bike can rest safe and sound and will be ready for the next ride!


Usually we take it as a compliment when somebody admires our bike. However there is also the ‘wrong kind’ of admiration, in other words, somebody looking to steal your bike. Motorcycles being relatively light there is always the horrendous possibility that somebody would steal your bike by snatching it to a back of a van and then selling it to parts or for racing etc.

Surest way to prevent this happening is with a quality lock. It’s a relatively small investment considering the value of your bike.

Disc Lock

The simplest choice is a lock to your brake disc which make moving the bike considerably harder. This is also a great visible indicator to anybody considering stealing your bike that it’s not going to be that easy.

Kryptonite Evolution Compact Disc Lock

One great option is Kryptonite Evolution Compact Disc Lock. Kryptonite is a well established company when it comes to making locks, so you know what you are getting. The lock is made from 13mm hardened max-performance steel shackle, which resists bolt cutters and leverage attacks. It features innovative flat-top plate design. It helps to make it compact in height while it allows the lock to attach to the rotors spider in more than one location while requiring 2 cuts to defeat. Patented hardened double deadbolt design gives additional protection against twist attacks.

The lock includes bright orange reminder cable to prevent riding away while disc lock is engaged. There is nothing more embarrassing than destroying your brake caliper or worse yet, crashing because your forgot to detach your own lock.

However the disc lock only gets you so far as protection goes. If somebody is dead set on stealing your bike and for example has time to use tools or has other foes to help him, disc lock won’t hold them forever.

Chain Lock

The safest bet is to chain your bike to an immovable object. This is going to make the stealing of your bike almost impossible and what is more, the act is going to arouse a lot of attention. There are big differences in chains and locks and once again it comes down to protecting your investment, your bike.

Kryptonite New York Noose with a Chain

One of the best options out there is the Kryptonite New York Noose with a Chain from the same manufacturer. It is Kryptonite’s strongest chain and it features heavy duty 14.5mm round 3T hardened steel link. The lock itself is an attack resistant rugged lock which features the same hardened double deadbolt design from the disc lock. It also comes with a durable nylon chain cover, which comes in handy so you don’t damage your rims when applying or removing the lock.


One the simplest yet really effective way to protect your bike is to get a proper cover for it. The cover is going to give you great protection from the elements but in addition it helps to avoid the unwanted attention. Shiny bike is yelling for attention and usually that is good, but there are times when it’s better to hide the beauty of your bike.

The Professional Bike Cover from Held

The Professional Bike Cover from Held does this job extremely well. It’s fully water- and dustproof, thanks to rugged materials. Sides are coated with 600D polycotton and the upper portion with 150D polyester. It is UV-approved, which is great if you live somewhere sunny. One can easily forget that sun is actually really hazardous for painted surfaces in the long run. Held cover is also cold and heat stable. It features eyelets at sides so you can easily install aforementioned lock or chain. For added protection, the side panels are made heat-resistant.

Dainese Explorer Black Bike Cover

Another great option for cover is the Dainese Explorer Black Bike Cover. Dainese being a great performer in the motorcycle equipment genre, they won’t disappoint you here either. This cover looks cool in anthracite with a large red Dainese logo and white lettering. It protects your bike reliably against dust and dirt and uses high tech water-repellent outer material.


You cannot take the security of your bike too seriously. With a proper lock and cover you can rest a little easier knowing your bike is resting safe and sound! You can also search ChromeBurners extensive collection of accessories to find other items which you (or your bike) could find useful. Do you have some tips and tricks to achieve more safety when storing your bike? Share them in the comment field below!

And as always, ride safe

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