Motorbikes stolen from Melbourne garage

A bike enthusiast has appealed to the public for their help in tracing his machine after two were stolen from a unit in Melbourne. The bikes, an orange KTM 300 EXC and a blue and white, Suzuki DR Z400 were stolen from a unit on Castle Lane Industrial Estate, Castle Street, Melbourne between  5pm, Thursday, January 26 and 11am, Friday, January 27.

The blue Suzuki is described as being quite distinctive by the owner due to the following features:

  •     EBC 280mm oversized front disc brake
  •     Clarke 3.9 gallon oversized “see-through” plastic petrol tank
  •     ‘Pivot-Pegz’ foot-pegs
  •     ACERBIS wrap-around handlebar lever guards

At the time of the theft  the orange KTM had no side panels on so is now showing the white, opaque fuel tank.

The owner of the Suzuki is Tim Thompson, a member of the national group the Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF), said: “I have spent the last three and a half years modifying this bike to suit the riding I do.

“The modifications made to it are reasonably distinctive and I have sent details to various trail riders groups across the country.

“ I am gutted that it has been stolen and would really appreciate any help that anyone can give to try and get the bike back.”

If you have any information about the theft of these motorbikes please contact the Melbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference number 17000038267. Alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

This message was received from Tim Parkin (Office of the PCC, Digital Engagement Officer, Derbyshire) via Derbyshire Alert.
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Bryan Smith

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Bryan Smith is editor of Ticknall Life community magazine.