As a resident of Northern Ireland, you may well be shelling out far too much for your bike insurance. In fact, you've probably already discovered that arranging motorbike insurance in Northern Ireland can be a surprisingly tricky task.
A large number of the household-name, nationally operating insurers and brokers don't even offer cover in Ulster, those that do almost invariably increase their rates dramatically, because of a perceived greater risk. As a result of a lack of effective competition, local brokers and insurance companies in Northern Ireland have not felt any pressure to reduce their prices.
We thought it was time to change that...
Cheaper Bike Insurance in Northern Ireland
At Bikesure, we've taken a look at the statistics, and have adjusted our rates to address these issues - indeed we've written some entirely new schemes tailor-made for Northern Ireland residents. And we have confidence that our prices are very competitive throughout Ulster.
The insurance industry within Northern Ireland has always been very different from that in the rest of the United Kingdom. Having a relatively open land border with the Republic, insurers were worried by the possibilities of complex cross-border claims. They also lacked the network of assessors, body shops and parts suppliers to enable them to effectively service claims.
Nowadays, these issues are largely a thing of the past, as closer EU ties have meant that claims jurisdiction is no longer a significant issue, and the much improved distribution and transport networks, along with the huge advances in communications have made Northern Ireland much more accessible. As a result, there can be no excuses for hugely inflated insurance prices in Ulster when compared with the rest of the UK, and that's why we were stunned when we looked at the figures to find that that residents of Northern Ireland were still paying very high motorcycle insurance premiums.
And so, working with several well-known insurers, we have developed a wide range of schemes which are available to Northern Ireland residents. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised, and not just with the price.
That's because our bike insurance policies are designed with the needs of the biker foremost in mind, and with features designed to help you make the most of your motorbike.
Motorbike Insurance Benefits for Northern Ireland residents
Cover available throughout Northern Ireland
Specialist classic bike policies in BT postcodes
Optional cover to ride in Republic of Ireland
Multibike policies. Cover all your bikes on one policy
Comprehensive cover to ride friend's bikes on many comprehensive policies
Agreed value option for classic, custom and modified motorbikes
Great rates for riders with zero no claims bonus
Riders with motoring convictions covered
Riders with criminal convictions covered
All motorbike modifications and customisations covered
Easy payment options including direct debit - even for 16 year olds (subject to guarantor)
Full range of comprehensive motorbike insurance TPFT motorbike insurance and TPO motorbike insurance available
Up to 180 days' European travel included
Legal cover up to £100,000 included free of charge
There are a wide range of discounts available to residents of BT postcodes, but to ensure you get our best rate, you should call, as many discounts are only available over the telephone.
"Living in Northern Ireland, motorcycle insurance has been quite expensive for me in the past.
But I called Bikesure and the knowledgeable staff there gave me a great quote and cut my insurance costs significantly."
Shane, 28 likes steady handling on the long rides along the coast he often has to make, and his 1999 BMW R1100RT is perfect for his needs. He's held a full licence for 5 years and has two years of no claims bonus available to use on this policy. He bought the bike a year ago, and it's now worth £2,000 or so. He lives in Millisle (BT22 postcode)
Shane's rate is just £110.42 for TPF&T cover, or only £200.00 for Fully Comprehensive protection.
James is 55 and has just got back into biking after a break owing to family commitments. He has always wanted a proper V-Twin and has just bought a 1997 Suzuki TL1000S for £1,500. Although he has no bonus available to use on this policy, James did own a Suzuki GSXR1000 until 3 years ago and had earnt 5 years NCB at the point he had to give it up. James has held a motorcycle licence for over twenty years and lives in a BT48 postcode.
James's rate is just £346.14 for fully comprehensive cover, or a mere £144.40 for Third Party Fire and Theft.
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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.
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 £18.00 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.
From just £56.00 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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