Xena XX-14 Disc Lock with Alarm
A very nice add deterrent!
Very sold lock, nice piece of mind when you just don't want to leave your bike's safety up to the steering lock mechanism only. The "alarm" feature is great, really sensitive and responsive. The lock is super easy to install and remove.
May 5, 2015
Does just what its supposed to do!
This item lives up to the promise of its manufacturers. I have found it to be sensitive but not too sensitive. I can use it on either the front or back wheel (I have a 2015 triumph thruxton). I've had the alarm for a couple of weeks and its gone off twice. Both times, my neighbors cat was trying to get on the top of the cover and set off the alarm. Other than that, not a peep. I'm really pleased with the functionality and quality of the lock and its brought me peace of mind.
April 29, 2015
PIECE OF GARBAGE!!!
Just bought a used 2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 and wanted to do all I can to deter would be thieves. Saw mixed reviews of the Xena disc lock. Took the chance and bought it. Have used it for 3 days. First 2 days seemed great. Day 3 = useless. It was fine until I left work. Put it in the storage compartment and it went off the whole time I was riding. Didn't matter if I had the lock up or down. Went to a friends house and almost couldn't even use it because it wouldn't stop going off. Finally got it to stop and secured my bike. Came out 3 hours later and people said it had been going off the whole time. And it continued to go off for the 30+ minute ride home. Got home and couldn't get it to stop going off. Took the battery out. Now I have hundred dollar disc lock that doesn't do what it's advertised to do. Would have been better off using the traditional disc lock and saving my money. Totally DO NOT recommend this product.
April 11, 2015
Works great, confirmed it stopped my bike getting stolen
So apparently I have confirmation that this lock prevented two guys from stealing my bike the other day. Had a lovely chat with my neighbor this morning who informed me that the alarm going off scared them away: http://youtu.be/ujUVUXAJG10
The only gripe I have with this lock is that sometimes it can be too sensitive to motion in certain positions on the disc (I keep it at 11 o'clock usually). But I'd rather it be too sensitive than not sensitive enough.
However, it's definitely possible to be cut off, since the NYPD illegally towed my vehicle a few weeks back and cut it off (mildly damaging my brake disc in the process), but I imagine it would require power tools and plenty of time. I would highly recommend this lock. Bought another one after the NYPD destroyed my old one.
April 20, 2015
Thing is loud!
I bought this for road trips as I have a garage, so I haven't really had to use it much. I have put it on and had someone move it while I was in the house and I could easily hear it going off.
February 23, 2015
Buggy alarm module, worse customer service.
The lock I bought I've had for about 6 months now.
The alarm module goes off all the time, when it shouldn't.
The lock cylinder sticks when trying to unlock often causing me to set off the alarm when trying to take it off (I've tried lubricating it as well to no avail)
I've contacted XENA customer support 3 times. They replied 2 of those three times claiming to be sending me a replacement alarm module. Its been 6 months. Still not resolved.
If you buy a XENA lock (which I won't recommend) at least don't get one with an alarm. It will cause more trouble than its worth.
February 17, 2015
Great security option
I've had the XX14 for almost 2 years, which I've used on an R6S and an FZ6. The battery is finally starting to go, but the lock still arms and gives warning beeps, it just doesn't have the juice to give the 15 second alarm. Not bad for 2 years of daily use on the same tiny battery. I'll replace the battery this weekend and I see no reason why this thing won't give me another two years of solid reliability--it's absolutely bullet proof and a must-have for anyone parking their bike outside of a secured area.
-Small enough to pack under the seat
-Kind of Pricey
-Takes practice to avoid false alarms when engaging/disengaging
-Not brightly colored enough to act as a visual deterrent
November 14, 2014
This lock is strong and loud. It's not so sensitive so as to be triggering all the time, but is sensitive enough to start screaming when it's supposed to. You may want to practice putting it on and taking it off a couple of times. If you don't get it off smoothly, the alarm will trigger, because it thinks you're stealing the bike. Your ears will definitely ring if this happens.
Fits well on a 2014 Triumph Daytona.
November 10, 2014