New data shows the most stolen motorcycle models in the UK

In the UK, between June 2022 and May 2023, 18,361 motorcycles were registered as stolen with the DVLA by police.

To find out which models were most frequently stolen, financial company Anglo Scottish filed a freedom of information request with the DVLA.

Find out which exact makes of motorcycle were most stolen in the UK between June 2022 and May 2023.

The Northern Echo: The top 10 British motorcycle list consisted of just two manufacturersThe top 10 British motorcycle list consisted of just two manufacturers (Image: Canva)

Top 10 motorcycle models stolen in the UK in the last year

According to the analysis by the DVLA Data from Anglo-ScottishThe top 10 most stolen motorcycles in the UK were:

1. Yamaha GPD125-A NMAX 125 ABS = 512

2. Honda WW 125-A = 450

3. Honda WW 125 EXH2-H = 306

3= Yamaha YBR 125 = 306

5. Honda NSC 110 EE = 293

6. Honda NSC 110 MPDH = 235

7. Honda WW 125 EX2-F = 227

8. Honda (no model code recorded) = 201

9. Honda WW 125 EX2-A = 190

10. Yamaha YZF R125 = 171

The entire top 10 list of most stolen bike models in the UK includes bikes from just two manufacturers Honda and Yamaha.

Anglo Scottish commented: “While Honda is known for its powerful, reliable engines, while Yamaha bikes are known for their sharp handling, making them cult favorites for many riders.

“However, many of the bikes featured in the top stolen motorcycle rankings during this period are not the supercharged, modified or rare vehicles that one would expect.”

The Northern Echo: The most commonly stolen bikes were'commuter scooters'The most commonly stolen bikes were “commuter scooters” (Image: Canva)

“In fact, the most stolen bikes on this list are ‘commuter scooters’ with engines of 125cc or less!”

The motorcycle theft dataset also included information on which UK cities reported the most thefts Cycles during the last 12 months.

Cambridge leads the way with a rate of 99 stolen bikes per 100,000 people, followed by Southampton with a rate of 82 per 100,000 people.

London ranked ninth in the overall list at 33 per 100,000, although in sheer numbers it had the most residents overall at 2,975.

In comparison, Cambridge had 157 and Southampton 203, although the rate was higher as their populations were much smaller. New data shows the most stolen motorcycle models in the UK

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