Motorbikes, Motorcycle Insurance

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Reignite Your Passion For Biking – Borrow A Friend’s Motorbike

There are all sorts of reasons that people ride motorcycles. Whether it’s the sense of freedom that comes with two-wheeled cruising, the handy ability to weave through traffic or just the desire to look half as cool as the heroes from films and magazines do.

Chances are you love your bike, regardless of whether it’s your first set of wheels or something you’ve always dreamed of and have worked your way up to.
Despite the joy that can be gained from hitting the road on your own bike, inevitably us bikers end up eyeing up other people’s bikes and trying to seek out that same thrill we felt when we first straddled an engine.

One of the easiest and cheapest ways of securing that ‘new bike rush’ is by borrowing a friend’s bike. Taking temporary ownership of a friend’s bike is a great way to reignite your passion for biking, as well as a good way for the owner to keep their bike on the road and in safe hands whilst they’re not using it.

Borrowing a bike can be useful for different periods of time too, whether you borrow it for an afternoon to enjoy the weather, a weekend getaway or even to take on a biking holiday – each will give you the chance to get back in touch with biking and enjoy a trip out at the same time.

The Practicalities of Bike Borrowing

So you’ve got your friend to agree to you borrowing their bike, and you’re ready to take to the road and head out on a biking holiday, weekend road trip or whatever takes your fancy – but what else needs considering before you go?

The number one problem facing people who borrow bikes is insurance – and both insurance to ride any bike and short-term bike insurance are solutions to that problem.

Whilst most, hopefully all in fact, bikers will have existing insurance policies for their own bikes, many of these will only provide third party cover for riding any other bikes. Whilst it should be perfectly legal to borrow another bike, insurance-wise, if you were to get into a scrape all the costs would come back on you and your friend.

It is however possible to get comprehensive insurance to ride any bike, and Bikesure’s ride any bike insurance does just that by adding an extension to any existing bike policy to enable you to be fully covered, whoever’s bike you’re on.

Bikesure’s policy will cover you for up to £5,000 for any damage to the bike provided it doesn’t belong to someone you live with, and covers any type of bike you are legally allowed to ride. It will also give you insurance to ride any bike you want to ride at any time, so you won’t need to fill out forms for every individual bike, giving you extra freedom to try any bike you fancy.

Getting Short Term Motorbike Insurance

If you aren’t currently insured to ride any bike, Bikesure’s short term motorcycle insurance is another good option.

Providing cover for periods between one day and three months, short-term bike insurance constitutes the ideal solution for people looking to travel on borrowed bikes to holidays, shows and events across the country. As long as you’re aged 19 or above, anything from one day bike insurance up to three months is available on any make or model of motorbike.

Short period motorbike insurance is also useful for bikes that you already own yourself. Many people only ride their bikes in warmer winter months, or take annual holidays on theirs and leave them in storage for the rest of the year.

To get more information on how to borrow a motorbike, and to find out all about Bikesure’s ‘flexride’ ride any bike insurance, or the short term motorbike insurance, give us a call today on 0800 587 9718, or complete the callback form on the website.

  • Francois LINCOLN

    I shall be riding my friends bike registered in Andorra in Europe for 2 months and wish to have short term cover.
    I do not presently have any vehicle cover.

    Kindly advise