New device offers affordable theft-recovery

GPS tracking for under $350

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jan. 17, 2008
A San Diego, Calif., company has come up with an affordable theft-recovery device for motorcycles and ATVs. BikeGPSTracking says its new unit offers all the features of a more expensive product at a much lower cost.

“The launch of our MC242 GPS Motorcycle Tracking Unit gives motorcycle and ATV owners the peace of mind in knowing their property is protected at a very affordable price,” says BikeGPSTracking president and CEO Mark Wells. “With the average price of GPS motorcycle tracking units being well over $500, we are able to leverage our technology leadership and bring the hardware cost down to $349.”

BikeGPSTracking is also offering a tether switch or panic button and a vibration sensor as optional accessories, although they won’t be available until February. Should a rider get thrown off their vehicle, the tether switch will send an emergency alert via text message or an email to specified recipients. Pressing the panic button will generate a similar alert. If a motorcycle is moved more than 100 yards while the ignition is off, the vibration sensor will send out an alert, which the company claims will make theft recovery much faster.

With the standard features of the MC242, owners will receive unlimited GPS tracking throughout Canada and the United States. Owners will also have the ability to set Geofence and speed alerts and will be notified when the ignition is turned on or off.

Monthly service plans range from $5.95 per month or $57.12 per year for tracking every 30 minutes to $9.95 per month or $95.92 per year for tracking every 10 minutes.