LoJack Corp. announced the results of its first Motorcycle Theft Study, which documents facts and trends derived from LoJack’s stolen motorcycle recovery reports for the calendar year 2006.
The report indicates the most popular theft targets are newer sport bikes. Four of the top five recovered bikes were sport bikes and 87 percent were either 2005 or 2006 models.
The top five stolen motorcycle makes, according to the study were:
According to the study, law enforcement recovered 292 LoJack-equipped stolen motorcycles in 2006 and discovered 76 professional theft rings, enabling police to reclaim other stolen bikes, bike parts, accessories and miscellaneous items. In total, law enforcement recovered more than $4.9 million in stolen assets. The report indicates motorcycle theft is especially high in Florida, California and Texas.