The blue Suzuki SV650 was taken from Ryde High Street at sometime before 23:30 last night (Wednesday) before being ridden to Dame Anthony’s Common in Binstead and set alight.
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the burning motorcycle at around 00:15 when local residents heard 2 explosions. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the blaze.
Police have recovered the remains of the Suzuki and are now trawling through CCTV in a bid to identify those responsible.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police on 101. Information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.