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Four Tyco BMW Racing Bikes Stolen After The Motorcycle Live Show

As we reported earlier, motorcycle theft is on the rise in the UK, with thieves not having any remorse to just cut the disc lock and chain from a bike and steal it in plain sight. But this one tops them all so far - four Tyco BMW racing bikes have been stolen in Birmingham right after the Motorcycle Live Show.
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Photo: Tyco BMW
Tyco BMW reports that four racing motorcycles have been stolen from its transporter truck, which was parked outside a hotel near Birmingham's NEC last weekend. The bikes were on display first at the Motorcycle Live Show, after which they got placed in the truck to send them back to the racing team's headquarters, but they went missing that night.

The bikes were reported to be stolen between 10.30 pm on Sunday 27th November and 6.30 am on Monday 28th from the transporter parked near Premier Inn at Birmingham NEC/Airport.

“We put our heart and soul into motorcycle racing, and these bikes have real sentimental value,” Philip Neill, team manager, said. “For this to happen is just devastating, especially as the bikes were only at Motorcycle Live so that race fans could see them up close and personal.”

The four stolen bikes were:
  • Ian Hutchinson's treble winning Superstock specification Tyco BMW S1000RR – that won races at the NW200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix as well as finishing second in the British Superstock Championship in Tyco BMW livery.
  • Christian Iddon's Tyco BMW S1000RR British Superbike – complete with very exclusive Suter Swingarm in Tyco BMW livery
  • Guy Martin's Isle of Man TT Tyco BMW S1000RR Superbike – in Tyco BMW livery
  • Christian Iddon's Tyco BMW S1000RR Superstock test bike – in plain white livery

The four bikes are reported to have been taken in a white Ford Transit van. If you have useful information about the case, please contact TAS Racing directly at 028 8674 8097 or West Midlands Police on contact number 101 and ask for PC Shaw (21901).

If you ask us, these are some of the dumbest thieves in history. Stealing production motorcycles is one thing, but running off with not one, but four easily recognizable racing bikes you can't even sell for parts is really stupid.
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