Bennetts recently published a fascinating article about how the Police investigate motorcycle theft. It is definitely worth a read but here are the highlights. First of all, there is a difference between robbery, burglary and theft of your motorbike. It would be a robbery if you were threatened with force whilst someone took your motorcycle. It would be burglary if you locked your bike up in your shed or garage and found it gone the next day. It is theft if you park it on the street and it’s not there when you return.
Bennetts Motorcycle Insurance explains how to avoid having your bike stolen with tips including keeping your bike out of sight (try to lock it in a metal shed, wooden shed with concrete base or a garage). Ensure the storage place has sturdy locks and also lock up your bike inside too. Don’t advertise you have a bike (if you’ve spent time hiding it why would you want to point thieves to where you might lock it up). Always report suspicious activity.