The term “lock” is commonly used to
mean the entire mechanism which, by using a key, is able to open and close a door.
In reality this is
only partly correct. There are, in fact, locks which actually consist of a
single mechanism, like the majority of the double bit locks.
In the previous blog we talked about how to choose a good quality chain to protect your bikes. When it comes to motorcycles or mopeds, a padlock + chain locking system may not be enough and, in order to sleep more soundly, it may be useful to integrate it with additional protection, such as a disc lock.
The disc lock is a widely used anti-theft system on mopeds and motorcycles as they are very easy to use: quick to put on and take off, don’t take up much space and are not very heavy. However, disc stops have some security limitations which are important to know, especially to be able to use them in the best possible way.
When planning a trip, whether it’s for business or pleasure, the approaching departure is often accompanied by “suitcase anxiety”. Many concerns arise, especially if you travel by plane, partly due to the fact that every airline company applies its own rules concerning baggage: size, weight etc. And then if you are travelling to the USA, or if it is merely a stopover or if this destination is on your “wish list”, you have to deal with stringent baggage checks and, therefore, locking the baggage with the best possible means.
We are nearing the end of the series of articles devoted to the comparison between original Viro products for bikes and some imitations which can be found on the market.
As mentioned in the other blogs of this series, the victim of imitations is obviously the one to have first designed and launched a successful product on the market. Continue reading
Let’s continue our analysis, as already mentioned in the previous blog, by comparing the Viro Made in Italy “Blocca catena” product and its copies produced in the Far East. Also in this case the results of the comparison confirm the predictions. Continue reading
An old Italian advertisement said that coffee is a pleasure to drink, and if it’s not good quality, what pleasure is it? Similarly, a padlock and chain is an theft device, and if it is not secure, what kind of anti-theft device is it? Unfortunately, some products which may appear similar may actually be very different. Continue reading
After comparing the Made in Italy Viro Morso padlock and chain with an imitation Made in China, we will now compare its “big brother”, the Viro Supermorso padlock and chain with an imported copy.
As mentioned in the first blog of this series, the victim of imitations is obviously the one to have first designed and launched a successful product on the market. Continue reading
As mentioned in chapter I of this series of blogs, after analysing the construction differences which can be detected by the naked eye, we subjected the original Made in Italy Viro “Morso” and the imitations imported from eastern Europe to the same durability and strength tests. Continue reading
A well known magazine often boasted of being the subject of “countless imitations”. In fact, the fate of successful products is to give rise to a large number of imitations, copies and clones of various types. These copies may often appear at first glance to be very similar to the originals, but are they actually so in substance?
One of the aspects we take into account when buying a motorcycle is without doubt its appearance. This is also the case when we buy a helmet or a jacket. So why does a disc lock have to be ugly and have no style? Isn’t it possible to have a product which is not only secure but also attractive to look at? This was the idea which guided the design of the new Viro Shark and White Shark disc locks. Continue reading