MCIA launches anti-theft rating for bikes

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Published on 3 October 2019 by Mike Waters

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Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

BMF Corporate Members the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have launched a new anti-theft rating for powered two-wheelers (PTW).

Named ‘MCIA SECURED’, the launch announcement from the MCIA explains:

“MCIA SECURED is a rating programme that awards a star for each recognised security feature fitted to a PTW. The more security features included as standard by the manufacturer, the more stars, up to a maximum of five for motorcycles and scooters of 125cc (or 11kW for electric power) or over, or a maximum of three for those up to 125cc/11kW.”

The features that qualify a PTW for the MCIA SECURED five-star rating are: a steering lock that meets the UNECE 62U standard; an ignition immobiliser system; a forensic marking system; an alarm system; and a vehicle tracking system.

The MCIA also confirmed that: “as technology evolves and new security products are introduced, so will MCIA SECURED – meaning that the items required to gain a star will change over time to ensure that the most relevant security is highlighted.”

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