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Classic Motorbike Insurance

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If you are looking for classic motorcycle insurance, things can be confusing. After all, there are several companies that claim to offer insurance to classic motorbike owners, but all too often you’ll discover the insurance cover offered is not really designed with the needs of the classic bike enthusiast in mind, and so you may find yourself paying over the odds for cover that you don’t need. We offer Defaqto 5 Star rated specialist classic bike policies, tailored for classic enthusiasts.

Classic Bike Insurance designed for the enthusiast

At Bikesure, we offer cover for all riders, whether you’ve modified your classic bike or have a previous riding or criminal conviction. Whether you require comprehensive cover or a policy covering third party damage, fire and theft (TPFT), give us a call for a quote. Depending on the particular scheme selected, our classic bike policies can include a wide range of features and benefits, including:

  • Agreed value cover – don’t settle for the market value if your classic motorbike is worth more
  • Special events cover – classic motorbike insurance for rallies and events
  • Zero Excess policies available – with no excess to pay in the event of a claim
  • Free European green card cover for up to 90 days
  • Free UK breakdown cover on some classic schemes
  • Cover for rare and high-value classics that may be difficult to insure elsewhere
  • Special “Modern Classic” insurance schemes
  • Third party cover to ride friends’ bikes
  • Legal cover up to £100,000 included free of charge
  • Personal injury and road range cover
  • Cheap helmet and leathers insurance

Classic Bike Discounts

You can save even more money on your classic motorcycle insurance with additional discounts available for:

  • Owners club members
  • Limited mileages
  • Experience riding a classic bike
  • Security precautions
  • Multi bike insurance discounts

At Bikesure we understand your needs as the owner of a classic motorcycle, and our vintage motorbike insurance is designed from the outset with you in mind. And because we have access to several high quality but cheap classic motorbike insurance schemes, we can find you the perfect policy for your pride and joy.

Flexible vintage motorcycle cover for all makes and models

Whether you own a Kawasaki Z1, a Ducati 860 GT, a Triumph Bonneville or a Norton Commando, we can offer low cost, high quality cover for all owners of classic and vintage motorbikes. We also cover classic mopeds and scooters – just call us for a quote. As a specialist broker, we’re able to offer cover where other insurance providers cannot.

So whether you’ve modified your classic bike or you’ve got a particularly rare model, give us a call. We also do our best to beat any quote.

Bikesure is different

When you take out a classic bike insurance policy from Bikesure, you can rest assured that the policy will be perfectly tailored to your particular needs. That’s because we have access to an array of specialist classic motorbike insurance schemes, designed especially for classic and vintage bikes.

With our online quote system, you can instantly compare and buy classic motorbike insurance quotes from the range available and then choose which quote is the right one for you. You can always speak to one of our expertly trained underwriters to take up the policy or discuss further options. In fact, for a classic motorbike insurance quote, we would always recommend you speak to one of our advisers, as they will always have more flexibility than a computer.

Bikesure have many years of experience in offering classic bike insurance. We’re able to offer a tailored classic motorbike insurance policy to all UK residents, including those living on the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.


How old does a bike have to be to get classic motorcycle insurance?

Generally speaking, a motorcycle is deemed a classic when it turns 30 years old. However, at Bikesure, we class some bikes from the 1990s and 2000s as vintage. This could be for any number of reasons, including because they’re no longer being made. Learn more about all this and more in our blog on how old a bike has to be to get classic motorcycle insurance.

Is classic motorcycle insurance cheaper?

Insurance for your classic bike can be cheaper than standard insurance. This is for a number of reasons, including because we know you’re more likely to take good care of your bike and you’re also likely to ride fewer miles than you would on a standard bike.

How much is classic motorcycle insurance?

At Bikesure, we offer affordable cover for your classic. Our policies can be tailored to you so you can pay for exactly what you need. Take a look at the case studies below to find out just how affordable our classic motorbike insurance quotes are.

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Insurance fit for a King

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"I paid just £72.40"

David (46), Cambridgeshire

1966 Triumph T100SS

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Insurance to ride any bike

Agreed Value Insurance

Helmet and leathers

Keycare Insurance

Motorcycle Breakdown

Policy Upgrades

Bikesure offer a range of upgrades and extra benefits, at low prices, so you can add just the additional cover you need to your policy without breaking the bank.

Legal Cover (Free)

All motorcycle policies purchased through Bikesure come with £100,000 of legal expenses cover completely free of charge. You will also have access to a 24 hour claims hotline and a dedicated claims handler, a suitable replacement vehicle (where eligible) in the event of a non-fault claim, and access to a panel of legal experts to help you through any litigation. Other brokers and insurers charge up to £32 or more for similar cover. This policy is underwritten by Brit Insurance Limited.

Helmet & Leathers Cover

Replacing your helmet and leathers can be expensive and inconvenient as you have to either stop riding or compromise your safety by riding without protective clothing. Protect up to £1,500 worth of protective clothing for just £29.99 or up to £3,000 worth for £40.00. This helps cover the costs involved with replacing your helmet and protective clothing in the event of a motorcycle accident so you can get back on the road as soon as possible. Underwritten by Trinity Lane Insurance Company Ltd.


The nightmare of your motorcycle breaking down puts all of your plans on hold. Hanging around by the roadside for hours, thwarted plans and costly callout charges mean that a comprehensive breakdown policy is an essential consideration for any biker. For just £62.00 a year, when bought with a motorcycle insurance policy, Bikesure Rescue includes gold-standard cover for the insured motorbike including UK and European Roadside Assistance and Recovery, puncture repair, transport to your destination, back home, or to a garage, and emergency accommodation costs, and can even provide you with a similar hire bike to get you on the road again quickly. Get complete roadside peace of mind today. The policy is underwritten by Trinity Lane.


If you’ve ever lost your keys, you’ll know that it’s no laughing matter, and can in fact end up costing you a lot of money in locksmith fees.

For just £19.00 a year, our keycare insurance policy will cover locksmith expenses, replacement locks and keys, bike immobilizer replacement costs, vehicle hire costs, and transport costs if you’re stranded, up to a value of £1,500.

We’ll pay out if your keys are stolen, locked inside your home, or lost for 48 hours. Better yet, your keys are protected regardless of your location; we now cover keys worldwide.

For more information and to add keycare to your policy, speak to a member of our team today.

Personal Accident Cover

Nobody likes to think about the possibility of suffering a bodily injury in an accident, but unfortunately it can happen. Personal Accident Cover will pay out additional compensation in the event of accidental death, loss of sight, loss of limbs and road rage assault. The policy offers £12,500 of personal accident cover for only £17.00 a year. The policy is underwritten by Trinity Lane Insurance

Licence Defence

With access to legal advice when you need it most, and providing help negotiating some of the most complex legal and police paperwork, Licence Defence’s expert team could help any biker to avoid making mistakes while contesting their conviction or fine. To find out more about Licence Defence, and how it could help you for just £19.99 a year, contact our team today on 0800 369 8580

Excess Protection

If you are liable for a claim on your motor insurance policy (including non-fault claims where within 6 months you have been unable to recover your excess from a liable third party), this policy will reimburse any excess you have paid, up to a maximum of £300, £500 or £1,000 (dependent on premium paid) in the event of a claim. Protect your excess today from as little as £34.99. The policy is underwritten by Ageas Insurance Limited.

Better Insurance for Classic Bikes

Zero excess, and I can ride my friends’ bikes!

“When I bought a classic motorbike I didn’t realise I’d have trouble getting the cover I needed. I had always ridden modern motorbikes and regularly took advantage of the ‘riding other bikes’ clause on my insurance – but it seems this cover isn’t available on classic bike insurance. Amazingly, Bikesure gave me this cover, and with a zero excess, all at classic bike insurance rates.”

Sample Quotes

1973 Suzuki GT250

Jeremy is 36 and has always loved classic bikes, so as soon as he passed a fulll bike test, he bought a 1973 Suzuki GT250 for £2,500. He lives in Bridport (DT6) and has a clean licence and will be using his bike for social, domestic and pleasure purposes – he’ll probably be taking it to the seaside on sunny weekends

Jeremy’s fully comprehensive quote is a snip at just £129.44, with third party, fire and theft cover an even cheaper option at £114.80.

1965 BSA Bantam

Ashley is 26 and from Aberdeen (AB15). As a self-certified hipster, he loves the retro styling and classic appeal of the 1965 BSA D175 Bantam, which he bought two years ago, and in its current condition is valued at £3,000. Ashley passed his full bike test five years ago and has a clean licence

His rate is a mere £92.83 for fully comprehensive SD&P cover.

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Insurance to ride any bike

Ever fancied borrowing a friend’s or family member’s bike, but been worried that you might not be insured should you have an accident?

With Bikesure’s “ride any bike” insurance, you could add the equivalent of comprehensive insurance to your policy while you ride other people’s bikes – leaving you and the owner safe in the knowledge that you’re covered, whatever happens.

With up to a £10,000 claims limit, accidental damage, third party, fire, and theft cover included, and no need to let us know every time you borrow a new bike, you’ll be free to hop on and hit the road whenever you like.

Agreed Value Insurance

Whatever bike you ride, from a scooter to a cruiser, dirt bike to superbike, you want to know that you can claim back the full value of your bike if it’s written off.

With agreed value insurance from Bikesure, we’ll work with you to agree the true value of your bike when you take out a policy, and make sure that you get that sum back when you need to claim – helping you to fund a replacement bike without leaving you out of pocket.

Helmet and leathers

It’s no secret that your helmet and leathers are some of the most important items for staying safe on a bike – and that they can cost hundreds of pounds to replace if damaged.

For just £29.99 a year, our helmet and leathers insurance will cover up to £1,500 in the costs involved with repairing or replacing your leathers and helmet (or £40.00 for £3,000 in costs), including full leathers and other protective clothing, boots and gloves.

With a low £50 excess for each claim, insuring your protective kit could save you hundreds following an accident, and claims on your helmet and leathers policy won’t affect your bike no claims bonus.

Keycare Insurance

If you’ve ever lost your keys, you’ll know that it’s no laughing matter, and can in fact end up costing you a lot of money in locksmith fees.

For just £19.00 a year, our keycare insurance policy will cover locksmith expenses, replacement locks and keys, bike immobilizer replacement costs, vehicle hire costs, and transport costs if you’re stranded, up to a value of £1,500.

We’ll pay out if your keys are stolen, locked inside your home, or lost for 48 hours. Better yet, your keys are protected regardless of your location; we now cover keys worldwide.

For more information and to add keycare to your policy, speak to a member of our team today.

Motorcycle Breakdown

From just £62.00 a year, Bikesure Rescue provides gold-standard breakdown cover for your motorbike, offering 24 hour UK and EU roadside assistance and recovery, emergency accommodation costs, transport home, to a garage, or to a destination of your choice, and even an equivalent hire bike to help you get on your way after a breakdown.

We know that nobody wants to have their plans put on hold by a breakdown, or to be forced to hang around by the roadside for hours facing costly callout charges – so use Bikesure Rescue as your breakdown cover, and get motoring peace of mind at a price that suits you.

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