October 4th, 2019.

The MCIA, the association that represents the PTW and Powered Light Vehicle industry, has introduced MCIA SECURED.

The light weight and agility of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) make them the perfect vehicle for beating congestion for those making extra-urban journeys. Unfortunately, those same attributes make them easy pickings for thieves.

In reality, many PTWs on sale today come equipped with a variety of anti-theft measures, but until now there had been no way for buyers to compare these important features on different models.

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 elements that qualify 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
• A vehicle tracking system

The first three of the above comprise the three-star rating requirements for light motorcycles and scooters.

When considering a new PTW buyers will now be able to find a product that meets their needs and compare it with others on the market.

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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