|Yamaha DNA helps recover Crusty bike|
Yamaha DNA helps recover Crusty bike
Crusty Demon Balchin recovered a stolen freestyle bike with the help of Yamaha DNA
Crusty magazine editor and renowned FMX star Joel Balchin recently suffered the theft of his freestyle motorcycles.
But before the thieves could make off with the bikes, Joel sprayed them with Yamaha DNA theft protection from a kit left over following his purchase of a Yamaha water vehicle.
Police have recovered one bike that was protected and traced it back to Joel using the Yamaha DNA databank.
“To be honest I was surprised to see the bike again. It was obviously stolen by professional crooks because the VIN number had been ground off and replaced with a new number. Without the DNA protection there is no way the cops could have traced the bike back to me,” says Crusty editor Balchin.
Ed Murray from Yamaha DNA was surprised to learn that the bike in question wasn’t even a Yamaha. “I was a bit confused at first to find that a non-Yamaha motocross bike was carrying Yamaha marine identification, but it proves that the system works and we can trace anything carrying Yamaha DNA protection. Hopefully the other bikes will show up soon,” says Murray.
All Yamaha motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and SSVs are protected with the Yamaha DNA theft protection system. Insurance companies offer up to 10 per cent discount on motorcycles fitted with this system.