The owner of this 2017 BMW S1000RR was interested in an alarm system to protect the motorcycle from theft. The owner also happens to be a neighbor of a member of our management team, and he owns High Gear Motorcycle Training here in Vancouver. Over the years, they have had several motorcycles stolen and were hoping to reduce that by adding alarm systems to the bikes. After inspecting the bike and completing some research, we provided a solution that would help keep this amazing BMW superbike safe.
BMW S1000RR Motorcycle Alarm System
The alarm system we installed is based on a Viper 3121V Powersports Security System. The alarm includes a weather-resistant control module, a compact siren and a pair of waterproof remote controls. The control module is designed specifically to work with the limited reserve battery power on boats, ATVs, UTVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles and motorcycles. Normal car alarms used in this application would drain the battery quickly, rendering the vehicle stranded.
The system includes an integrated digital shock sensor and a tilt sensor. If the bike is raised off the kick-stand, for example, the alarm will sound. The system also includes a closed loop trigger for the rider’s helmet. This protected loop can be routed through the helmet and connected before activating the alarm. If the loop is cut during an attempt to steal the helmet, the 100 dB siren will sound.
Expert Security System Installation
Our technicians mounted the control module for the alarm underneath the fuel tank so it can’t be tampered with. The siren and security loop are located at the rear of the bike in the compartment behind the seat. The driver can access the loop quickly and easily as required, or keep it tucked away while riding.
As with all of our installations, all the electrical connections for the system are soldered then protected with automotive-grade vinyl and cloth tapes. We use fleece tape as necessary to ensure that cabling won’t buzz or rattle while the bike is in motion.
Vancouver’s Vehicle Security Experts
Once the installation and sensor calibration were complete, the owner returned to Ralph’s radio to pick up his bike. We showed him how to use the security loop and gave him a demonstration of how the tilt and shock sensors worked. He was impressed with how well we had integrated the system into the bike. If you’re looking for a motorcycle alarm for your BMW, Harley-Davidson, Honda or Kawasaki, drop by Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria and speak to one of our consultants. You can also reach us by phone or by e-mail using our contact page.