Originally Posted by Bonebag
This may be the case in London...but I can leave my GS with it's keys in it here and nobody will even look at it except for to wonder who the hell would want to drive that ugly thing
This is the land of Harley Davidson..most folks don't know BMW makes a Motorcycle.... BMW did a MAGNIFICENT job with the EWS as far as theft deterent...but here..in the states..these bikes are worth more as parts as it's not easy to sell a stolen BMW GS..I mean..how would you do that...So a theif doesn't care if it will run or not..they'll just throw it in the back of truck and have it in pieces and on ebay by the end of the day.
I would gladly have a sticker saying "THE ANTI-THEFT DEVICE ON THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN DE-ACTIVATED...HAVE A NICE DAY" If it meant not having to even think about having a problem like this (the biggest deal is it's not an easy fix) And I don't think there's many parts of London that are 500 miles away from the nearest dealer
Damn..just went on Yahoo maps...London is less than 300 miles from Paris...I'd be there in the time it took me to get to Indianapolis
I was just using London as a possible high theft insight into the value of EWS. I'm in Canada and probably have the same patterns as most of the US. And you're probably right . . thieves here won't resell, they'll part out. And with so few non-jap bikes around, why bother parting out a BMW when a cbr600 is the next bike over. But I do recall getting cheaper insurance when overseas because my bike had factory immobilizer. . . .so maybe some theft stats do back them up. And if so . . it would justify the agument for an un crackable EWS.