Xena XX-6 Disc Lock with Alarm
fits BMW r1200c
After measuring my front disc vent holes I was shocked to discover that this XX-6 model fits my 98 BMW r1200c. I guess this is because the beemer has dual front discs brakes, and so each one is smaller than what you'd find on other large bikes. For once the beemer accessory is cheaper! Much lighter and easier to carry with you than the big honking U-Lock that came with the bike. I've used it for a few weeks. No problems yet.
July 22, 2014
Simple and effective.
This product does as it advertises. Easy fitment and loud alarm that would deter thieves. Sensitivity also varies on the location of the alarm on your disc rotor so you don't get false alarms.
Highly recommended, cheap and easy way to protect your precious bike.
July 21, 2014
Cover your ears
This is a great product, the only thing I have issues with is knowing when it's going to go off while I'm trying to put it on and take it off. I'm sure this is just due to lack of familiarity with it but it'll wake the dead.
July 10, 2014
Decent protection if you don't want to invest in full alarm system
I got the Xena XX-6 before I committed to buying a Scorpio alarm, and I wish I had just gone all the way and gotten the Scorpio first. While the Xena works, I wasn't satisfied with it in two regards- 1) it is overly sensitive and would sometimes go off randomly, for example 20 seconds after I armed it and walked away from the bike. I'm sure my neighbors loved that. 2) the alarm element of it is not very rugged. Maybe I'm just clumsy, but I have occasionally dropped the XX-6 on the ground a few times while I have been unlocking my bike or bringing it and my bike cover over to it. None of the drops were from very high up, but they were enough to jar the alarm mechanism and to do some weird things to do, as sometimes the alarm wouldn't work at all and I'd have to take the battery out and put it back in to reset it.
The short of it for me is that while its a decent solution for a disc lock, I wouldn't want to rely on this alone for its alarm function as it is finicky, and doesn't seem very robust, especially considering that its pretty easy to cover the port where the alarm blares out of to muffle it significantly. I also noticed that I could hardly hear the alarm (when it would go off randomly), even when I was sitting on my back porch and within what I would have thought was an easy distance to hear the alarm.
June 26, 2014
Works very well, warn the neighbors
I bought two of these devices upon viewing the reviews from the Revzilla team, as well as comments from others.
The device fits the front and rear brake rotors of my 2013 Ninja 1000, and 2012 Vegas 8ball. The device is very sturdy, and loud -- will wake the neighbors when you test it, or mistakenly fumble for the keys when disarming it (read: practice, practice, practice). I still jump when I disarm it.
June 11, 2014
Well worth the money
It's simple enough and does what it's supposed to; deter thieves.
I think its plenty loud for being small, the initial beeps its gives before it goes off aren't very loud, but that gives you time to unlock it without going deaf.
Small enough that I keep it in my jacket pocket when riding.
I wasn't sure how it worked before I bought it, but it's a simple design, if theres something in between the contacts, essentially if something blocks the sensors from seeing each other while it's locked, then it's armed. You can keep it locked while it's stored as long as nothing is in between the contacts. I know because I tried to store my reminder loops in the lock, and that alone armed it.
May 29, 2014
The alarm works well. It's very sensitive and it will go off if your bike is moved.
For its size, I'm amazed of how loud the alarm is.
I've noticed that sometimes the alarm goes off after putting on the lock. I wonder if this is happening because the brake disc is really hot and possibly doing something to the circuitry. After a few seconds, the alarm rearms itself.
May 26, 2014
Does the job I guess
This thing is sensitive. So sensitive that it goes off even when nothing is touching the bike. That's not too bad IMO but what's frustrating is that even when I have the key I cannot turn it fast enough to prevent the thing from going off and waking my neighbors. Maybe that's an extra security measure or something. If so, that's fine I guess.
The price is not amazing. I later found out that integrating security alarms don't cost a tremendous amount more than this one lock costs. If I had known, I might have bought one of those and decided on the non-alarm version of this lock.
Overall, I am satisfied. Just not over the moon about how much I spent for what I got.
Riding a 2014 Honda CB500F
May 19, 2014