Protect your two wheels, avoid insurance claims and deter thieves with these quick and convenient disk locks.

The shackles are off and the motorcycle design boffins have really come up with the goods. Only five years ago it was possible to get poorly manufactured lumps of metal which at best offered very little in preventing your beloved two wheels from being stolen.

Now tracking systems and alarms are being incorporated into the latest disk locks as riders want more bang for their buck, and demand added value.

We have put together a comprehensive guide on choosing your next disk lock.


Xena XX14 Disc Lock

A Beautiful Piece Of Polished Metal
Details:
Weight: 0.74kg
Volume: 120 Decibels
Material: Hardened Steel
Information:
This is a beautifully designed lock, which looks as good as it sounds with an alarm that delivers an ear wrenching 120 decibels of pure volume.

An upgraded alarm system means that it no longer goes off at the slightest of movements. False alarms are a thing of the past and it will certainly let you know if someone is trying to tamper with your bike.

If it was available in bright yellow it would help to deter thieves, and prevent you accidentally riding off with it still in place.
Positives:
+ Great Design
+ Reduced False Alarms
Negatives:
– Not available in bright colours

Abus GRANIT Detecto X Plus 8008

Best Disk Lock For Commuters
Details:
Rating: Abus Security Level 19
Weight: 0.80kg
Volume: 100 Decibels
Material: Hardened Steel
Information:
The alarm on this lock is a staggering 100 decibels, but you needn’t fear it going off accidentally and bursting an ear drum. The wizz kids at Abus have designed it in a way that it knows when it is in contact with a disk.

The 3D detection system integrated into this disk lock is a game changer. It has the capability to detect small movements and even vertical lifts off the grounds. This is important should you somebody try to lift your prized two wheels into the back of a van.

Finally a great feature is the audible beeps which will go off prior to the initial 100 decibel alarm. This helps if you accidentally try to ride of with the lock still attached.
Positives:
+ Smart 3D detection system
+ 16mm Steel Bolt
Negatives:
– Not available in bright colours
– Not as loud as Xena XX14 Disc Lock

Abus Granit Detecto X Plus 8077

A Great Lock For Bike Courier
Details:
Rating: ART and Thatcham Approved
Weight: 0.8kg
Volume: 100dB Alarm
Material: Hardened Steel
Information:
The colour is what make this disk lock stand out from the others in this list. The bright yellow acts as a great deterrent to would be thieves scouting the area.

Incorporated into its design are some LED’s which show activation, alarm and battery status. This is a nice addition and gives added protection against theft.

Positives:
+ Available in various colours
+ LED lights up when armed
Negatives:
– Exposed locking section

Disk Lock Reminder Cable

Don’t Ride Off Without It!

If you have a terrible memory buy a reminder cable. A gentle reminder that your disk lock is still attached.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Does A Disk Lock Work?

A motorcycle disk lock is a great weapon in deterring thieves from stealing your beloved two wheels. They are designed for being used on both scooters and motorcycles, and fits through the perforations on the brake disk.

They are typically designed in brights colours which serves two purposes. firstly it is very noticeable to would be thieves that a lock is present on your bike. Secondly, a brightly coloured disk lock will also prevent you from riding off with it still in place.

How Do I Prevent My Motorcycle From Being Stolen?

There are three things that you can do to prevent your scooter or motorcycle from being stolen:

  1. Use a disk lock to secure the front brake disk, or a grip lock to secure the brake and throttle controls.
  2. A cover prevents thieves from easily spotting bikes that might be available to steal and what security is in place.
  3. Securing your scooter or motorcycle with a chain which is attached to an immovable post will prevent it from being wheeled away.

For more information read our latest article on how to prevent your scooter or motorcycle from being stolen.

What To Do When You Motorcycle Is Stolen?

The moment you discover that your scooter or motorcycle is stolen it is important to react quickly and follow some of these tips:

  • Your bike could still be in the local area where it was stolen, so start looking.
  • Were there witnesses who saw it being stolen. This might be valuable information you can use to identify people or vehicles involved.
  • Join local Facebook groups that are set up to post information alerting people that a bike has been stolen.
  • Call the police and give then information about the bike including any distinguishing scratches or marks.
  • Notify your insurance company.

For more details read our post on what to do if your scooter or motorcycle is stolen.

Does Insurance Cover Stolen Motorcycles and Scooters?

A majority of all motorcycle insurance policies does cover theft, regardless of whether the theft happens at home, on the road or when you are at work. It is a good idea though to always check the small print on your insurance policy documents.