The most stolen two-wheeler in France is … a 125 scooter !
The Tmax is finally beaten … but this "defeat" will undoubtedly suit Yamaha: its maxi scooter gives up its unenviable position as the most stolen two-wheeler in France to the popular PCX125! Honda completes the podium with its Africa Twin as the BMW GS drops to 7th place.
As every year, Mutuelle des Motards insurance unveils its "Top 10 of the most stolen 2 and 3-wheelers in France", based on the ratio between the number of vehicles it insures and the number of thefts declared by its customers in 2019. "This is the only classification of this type available in France and these statistics are national", recalls the insurer based in Montpellier (34).
- Top 10 most stolen motorcycles and scooters in France in 2013
- Top 10 most stolen motorcycles and scooters in France in 2011
This "Top 10" reveals that the – improved in – is a victim of its own success: the Honda scooter – 5th best selling last year all cylinders combined, with – becomes the most stolen two-wheeler in France. The PCX succeeds the Yamaha Tmax which was until now "thief magnets" !
The Tmax – versions, and included – keeps the second position ahead of the, the first motorcycle in this classification and already the second Honda. For once, the Tokyo crest must regret its double on a podium! The Africa Twin succeeds the /, traditionally on the list of the most stolen motorcycles (but "only" 7th in 2019).
- MNC file : Everything on the Honda PCX125
- MNC of 23 June 2017 : Alarming increase in thefts of BMW R1200 GS in France
This result is logical: the best-selling two-wheelers are also the most stolen. With a few exceptions, thugs don’t bother with an unsaleable blunderbuss that no one wants! Conclusion: it is better to think twice before buying a risky motorcycle if all the conditions are not met to park it safely.
"The use of a mechanical anti-theft device (SRA class or certified NF recommended by the FFMC) connected to a fixed point such as a post or a barrier (or to another motorcycle as above! Editor’s note) is always the best solution ", recalls the motorcycle insurer. For two-wheelers with strong "chourative" power, MNC would also add an alarm, an engraving and a geolocation system for their dissuasive qualities..
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Suzuki makes a remarkable entry – if not remarkable … – in this Top 10 with its, which takes 4th position ahead of the best-selling roadsters and. The essential closes this 2019 ranking as the first 3-wheel scooter, behind the old generation (675 cc).
Top 10 most stolen 2 and 3-wheelers in France in 2019
A ranking to put into perspective
This classification, as instructive as it is, has a major bias: only motorcycles and scooters insured by the Mutuelle des Motards are counted, or only part of the fleet in France. The rest – insured by AMV, Allianz, FMA, MMA or other – does not enter into this "Top 10" generated by a single insurer..
Aware of this limit, the Mutuelle des Motards also specifies that "only vehicles for which the number of contracts with theft cover is greater than a certain number are taken into account so that the statistics are meaningful".
This is why the and are not included despite their great popularity in France: the Mutual does not have enough data on the Honda scooter and the Triumph roadster. And yet, the X-ADV has recorded a significant – even worrying – number of thefts since its release in 2016…
- MNC duel : Honda X-ADV against Yamaha TMax
- MNC special file:
"The Honda X-ADV suffers from a flight frequency much higher than other two-wheelers", recognizes the Mutual, who even have a feeling that this trail-like scooter risks "entering soon" in its Top 10 most stolen vehicles. In other words: the X-ADV is potentially already at the top of the – bad – rankings of competing insurers … To be continued on MNC: stay tuned !
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