Biker Boorman gets his own back...
MORE THAN JUST PEACE OF MIND: Pictured above is Charlie Boorman on his now recovred BMW R1200GS Adventure. Bike Trac also offers riders the ability to view past routes and its "Bike Down" system will notify loved ones should the bike be involv
LONDON, England - Biking adventurer Charley Boorman has parked his BMW R1200GS Adventure all over the world but when it WAS stole it was from outside his UK home.
Boorman, who is best known for his televised motorcycle adventures, lost his BMW to theft on April 28 2012. Fortunatley the bike had a tracking sytem and it was found only a few hours later.
Bike Trac's Bill Taylor explained: "The system on Charley's bike was triggered at 4:29am on Saturday and the machine ws quickly tracked to a location in south-west London. However, the unit then showed further movement, resulting in us tracking the bike to a new location some miles away in Watford.
"By using the additional technology that Bike Trac offers over just GPS we were then able to pinpoint the bike to a specific garage from where, with a police warrant, we were able to recover it, partly dismantled."
Boorman commented: "Naturally I was pretty shocked to learn that my bike had been stolen. In normal circumstances the chance of ever seeing a bike again after it's been stolen is very slim but with the knowledge that it had a tracking unit I was fairly hopeful.
"To get the bike recovered so soon really is a testament to tracking systems."