Abus Granit Victory X-Plus 68 Chain Lock
Strong, Sturdy, and Reliable
I'll start with saying I ride a DRZ400S.
One of the reason I cannot give 5 stars, is because I had to drill some of the holes in my rotors out to 5/8" however this is not Abus' fault and they shouldn't truly be docked for that. The real reason I'm giving 4/5 is because honestly It hasn't been put to the real test yet (and hopefully never will). The disk lock parts DO spin to prevent cutting...but i'm not so sure they wouldn't stop spinning with a bit of pressure from the side.
Hopefully I won't ever find out.
April 26, 2016
This will fit in a 5k GSXR 1000 trunk, with a tiny bit of room to spare! I got this chain with a 8077 detecto disk alarm lock.
Heavy duty chain looks intimidating & is portable in my trunk!!
My current set-up: 12mm Chain, rear alarm disk lock, cable lock, front disk lock, Scorpio alarm, & cover!
I want to add a at-home only heavy duty chain & u-lock to the frame & pole. Something like the following:
I hope Revzilla gets this in stock: ABUS 58/140HB310 + 14KS Granit Power Black Loop Noose chain
May 27, 2015
Sturdy as Granite!
Bought this lock to keep my Honda Grom secure when I go to big cities. Looks awesome, works great, tough as nails and super secure. Wouldn't recommend anything else to keep your ride safe and secure. I also sometimes wear it over one shoulder and feel like I'm in the video game Road Rash......and totally badass of course!
If you ever need replacement parts, check out a company called Lockitt.......I lost the small portion that the lock itself secures to(fell down into the sewer in NYC when I unlocked it the first time) and I was sure I now had a $180 paperweight.....but they hooked me up with a replacement and I'm back in business!
October 21, 2014
Intimidating and secure
After reading many reviews, I bought this lock for it's versatility and security. I live in a large metropolitan area and wanted to be able to both secure my bike when parked at the house and when I am out and about. This serves both functions. I am using the lock and noose-chain in conjunction with a longer chain that is secured around a brick footing and a locking cover. When I go out, I leave the longer chain and cover and just use the noose and disk lock. I don't believe any security is 100%, but as they say you don't have to be faster than the bear, just faster than the guy next to you.
May 19, 2014
Living in the city, I am constantly worried about my bike's security. This lock has a unique key feature that makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to pick. Its sturdy and definitely lets passerbyers that my bike is secure and not to attempt to steal. It's a bit pricey, but revzilla has the best price and it's definitely worth it to keep your bike safe.
April 7, 2014
Nice but has one flaw
Great theft deterrent, but for my motorcycle, it was loose on disc and left me with feeling it would scratch and maybe lead to warping of disc if someone (ignorant thief) tried yanking on it. Don't get me wrong solid construction but because of disc lock mechanism not having no protective coating left me skeptical of design. fortunately for me Revzilla exchange for another Abus product, their Abus Citychain 1010 Chain lock. Will give rating once I've tested product.
September 28, 2012
German Quality Shows Through
I was looking for a bike chain for my new BMW F650GS twin for when I am on extended overnight road trips out of town. Normally the bike is kept in my garage in safe suburb. One of biggest concerns with choosing a bike chain was weight and bulk. Revzilla customer service explained the pros/cons of link size, manufacturing process, and the innovate noose design thta cuts the lenght of the chain link by almost half. So, I decided to go with Abus Granit Victory X-Plus 68 Chain Lock. To me 12mm link thickeness seems plenty. I am not expert on how someone would cut through a link this size. But, my understanding is between the ABUS hardend steel and square link design, you would need a lot of strenght with bolt cutters to try to cut through the link. The bonus of the Abus Granit Victory X-Plus 68 Chain Lock is that you get a nice heavy duty disk lock which you can use with the ABUS Granit Vicotry chain or by itself. A good value. The 68 disk chain lock goes for $100 by itself. Same with the Granite chain by itself. I can see how the round disk lock design would make it hard to keep still for cutting. The cover on the chain link is very nice. Not something cheap. Since, I have not had a chance to use the chain in the elements, I gave it a 4 out of 5. The ABUS products cost a little bit more that other comprable chains. But, not being an expert I did not want to take any chance with steel quaility of welded joints.
July 30, 2012