The Suzuki GSX-R600: One of the cheapest to insure 600cc sports bikes

The Suzuki GSX-R600: One of the cheapest to insure 600cc sports bikes

 

Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

By James Keen -

First rides & tests

 26 July 2010 13:30

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there.   

We've compared insurance groups on key models across all categories to find the bikes that are the cheapest to insure compared to their rivals. For example: an Aprilia RSV Mille is an insurance group lower than the Fireblade, ZX-10R, GSX-R1000 and R1. So if you fancy a 1000cc sportsbike, it's worth a look.

Here's our top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains, in no particular order:

Yamaha XJ6

Yamaha XJ6 
If you're in the market for a budget middleweight, the mini streetfighter XJ6 is super fun, comfy and easy to ride. It's also group 9 insurance, making it a bargain to insure - that's a group lower than the Suzuki Bandit 650 and Suzuki SV650.

 

Aprilia Pegaso

Aprilia Pegaso Factory
A 'Factory' Aprilia for less than 5 grand? Yep. The Pegaso Factory boasts a radial front brake with braided hoses, gold spoked rims, lots of trick carbon fibre bits and a racey paint scheme to match the RSV and Tuono. Plus it's only insurance group 9.

 

BMW F800GS

BMW F800GS 
Want an adventure bike but can't afford a full blown 1200GS? Then you're in luck, because not only is the 800cc version cheaper to buy, in many ways it's a better choice. Plus it's only group 11 insurance.

 

Suzuki GSX-R600

Suzuki GSX-R600 
Out of all the 600cc sports bikes on the market, the Suzuki GSX-R600 is not only one of the most road-baised, it's also one of the cheapest to insure at group 15 - lower than the Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R and Honda CBR600R.

 

Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron

Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron
For some, it just has to be a Harley-Davidson. The Sportster 883 is their most affordable model and cheap to insure. The blacked-out Iron 883 is one of the cleanest and coolest-looking cruisers on the market.

 

Kawasaki Ninja 250R

Kawasaki Ninja 250R 
Don't discount the Kawasaki Ninja 250R as just another learner bike, aimed at those starting out with a 33bhp restriction. It's a fun little bike in its own right, a fantastic and stylish (especially in Ninja green) city commuter and a bargain to run and insure.

 

Triumph 675

Triumph Daytona 675 
Not only was the Triumph 675 MCN's sportsbike of the year 2009, it's also one of the cheapest to insure at group 15. That's a group lower than the Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R and Honda CBR600RR.

 

Honda CBF1000

Honda CBF1000 
The Honda CBF1000 is one of the unsung heroes of modern motorcycling. The ingredients are spot on - detuned Fireblade engine, easy handling and great ergonomics. It adds up to a bike thats fun to ride, unintimidating and a genuine all-rounder.

 

Suzuki GSX650F

Suzuki GSX650F 
The Suzuki GSX650F may seem like just a Bandit with a fairing, but its mix of fun, practicality, performance and value for money makes it a winner - especially since it's cheap to insure too.

 

Triumph Speed Triple

Triumph Speed Triple
A 1050cc naked muscle bike might not be the first machine you think of when looking for cheap insurance, but compared to its rivals it's the cheap-to-insure option. The Yamaha FZ1, Honda CB1000R, Aprilia Tuono and Kawasaki Z1000 are all one insurance group higher.


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