Stolen Bikes? Not Anymore, Thanks To Frenotec's “Bike Down”

Frenotec, a popular US motorcycle parts manufacturer, unveiled a brand new safety and anti-theft device dubbed “Bike Down”. Similar to other technologies mostly seen on cars, including Honda and Mercedes models, Bike Down is able to transmit your position and to other critical information to a 24-hour call center set up by MicroTRAKgps. In fact, the whole technology is based on the tracking devices provided by MicroTRAKgps, a company focused on designing and developing monitoring tools.

How does it work? “Bike Down” works quite simple: in case of accident or any other emergency, the device automatically contacts the call center and sends information such as the location of the motorcycle. The operators then attempt to contact the owner and, in case he does not answer the call, they alert the authorities responsible for the transmitted area. At this time, Bike Down only supports districts in United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, according to

Although it was mainly designed to help you in case of emergency, the Frenotec “Bike Down” may also prevent thefts as the in-built GPS device is able to track the motorcycle and inform you whenever it changes its position. Using a simple mobile phone or a computer, “Bike Down” lets you find the location of the bike in a matter of minutes. However, note that the tracking function only works inside the United States, but the coverage may be expanded in the near future.

And in case you're worried that this device may be easily damaged, find out that it is shock-resistant, waterproof and heat resistant, according to the same source. More important, it can be easily uninstalled and reinstalled on another vehicle using the manual included in the package.

Because we're sure you're looking for it, here's the price: the whole package is sold for approximately 700 bucks. Yep, that's quite a high price for such a device but, taking into account that it could save your life or your bike's, it may be quite a smart acquisition.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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