John got in contact with us to share his experience with an attempted theft of his GS in North London at 03:14AM.
"I recently received my X3. Not a moment too soon as last night thieves attempted to steal my GS."
They cut a 19mm chain, cut a flexible lock, and cut the front disc to remove the disc lock, but had 2 unsuccessful attempts at the Litelok X3.
That was "before we heard them and they ran - or rather rode off."
"Bike was covered, has DataTag, on front drive, blocked in by car and fence panel & bins.
Litelok X3 2 attempts, didn’t get far, but were interrupted- we finally woke up and they bailed, probably realised the police were being called as I was on the phone as I went out of the door…
All this took 14 minutes including breaking a fence panel and shifting 2 bins which were cable locked to get to the bike - we’d had what was clearly a scouting visit on the 5th, so I thought I’d try to make things a bit more difficult- but they nearly succeeded. We are light sleepers but still only heard them directly outside after all that time. Both visits on camera, 4 males, 2 bikes. One had a London accent. Just missed getting a plate, but probably stolen/cloned anyhow, I guess…
Takeaway- Litelok X3 seems a good bet, the others were useless, will use 2x X3 now… plus some other stuff even when away from home - and maybe have the dog sleep with the bike, or just keep it elsewhere as I’m lucky to have the option - a bit inconvenient but better than the alternative."