Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Yamaha equip bikes with DataDotDNA theft protection


Once sprayed with microscopic DataDots (see bottom right hand corner in the pic above), bikes are essentially useless for thieving scum
According to a report on Gizmag, Yamaha are offering free DataDotDNA theft protection system on all their motorcycles, scooters and ATVs sold in Australia. The vehicles are 'sprayed' with the microscopic DataDots, which carry 'identifying information linking every part on the bike back to its original frame number.' This should make stolen bikes (and/or parts of stolen bikes) extremely difficult to sell, easy to trace and hence less attractive to motorcycle thieves. And to deter potential thieves, the bikes also carry a 'Protected by DataDotDNA' sticker.

More details on the the DataDot website here.
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What does this picture of an R1 have to do with anti-theft measures? Er... nothing! We just thought it was an interesting pic nevertheless...
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