Harley-Davidson joins MCIA SECURED

22 October 2019

Press Release

Iconic American brand, Harley-Davidson, is the latest Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) manufacturer to join the MCIA SECURED anti-theft initiative.

Harley-Davidson joins BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Kymco, Mooof Group, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha, who are already participating in the MCIA SECURED scheme, which gives buyers important information about standard fit security items by allowing them to make accurate comparisons between models of interest. 

Harley-Davidson is getting its participation in MCIA SECURED off to a good start, with every model achieving a four-star rating.


The light weight and agility of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) make them the perfect vehicle for beating congestion for those making extra-urban journeys.  Unfortunately, those same attributes make them easy pickings for thieves.

In reality, many PTWs on sale today come equipped with a variety of anti-theft measures, but until now there had been no way for buyers to compare these important features on different models.

That’s why the MCIA, the association that represents the PTW and Powered Light Vehicle industry, has introduced MCIA SECURED.

MCIA SECURED is a rating programme that awards a star for each recognised security feature fitted to a PTW.  The more security features included as standard by the manufacturer, the more stars, up to a maximum of five for motorcycles and scooters of 125cc (or 11kW for electric power) or over, or a maximum of three for those up to 125cc/11kW. 

The elements that qualify for the MCIA SECURED five-star rating are:

  • A steering lock that meets the UNECE 62 standard
  • An ignition immobiliser system
  • A vehicle marking system
  • An alarm system
  • A vehicle tracking system

The first three of the above comprise the three-star rating requirements for light motorcycles and scooters.

From now on, buyers don’t have to be in the dark about security when considering a new PTW and will be able to find a product that meets their needs and compare it with others on the market.  

As technology evolves and new security products are introduced, so will MCIA SECURED, meaning that the items required to gain a star will change over time to ensure that the most relevant security is highlighted.  

Notes for Editors

The MCIA is the body that represents the UK Powered Light Vehicle (PLV) industry.  PLVs can be defined as lightweight scooters, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, typically with zero or low-emission power.  

Also known as L-Category vehicles, they are an answer to the congestion and air quality challenges created by personal and goods transportation. 

For more information about the work of the MCIA and Powered Light Vehicles, please contact Nick Broomhall, Communications Manager, at n.broomhall@mcia.co.uk or call 07590 168714

For further details or to arrange interviews with Tony Campbell, contact Polly Fenn on 02476 408000 or email p.fenn@mcia.co.uk

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