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Jan 13

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New bikes insurance question

I have purchased a new 2012 Triumph Speed Triple from a dealer. It is going to be registered on March 1st. I have a personal no plate already paid for to dvla.

My wife is getting an er6n on March 1st with whatever no plate is offered.

Question is, can I insure the bike(s) before march 1st as I wish to garage them, otherwise will have to leave them at the dealers.

any help appreciated.

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Aug 09

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MarcusMarsh says:

New bike insurance

Having just faced a similar question my underwriter would not insure the bike without a registration number. 

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Jan 13

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so sounds like would be able to insure the triumph but not the kawasaki, the triumph no plate takes effect from march 1st but i own it from now so guess that would be ok with insurers ? Its a march 2013 no plate i bought.

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Aug 12

Posts: 267

zanderh says:

I doubt it

Assuming the personal plate isn't currently in use & is registered to the Speed Triple then I'm guessing it should be okay... but why the rush to insure if you can't ride it until March? Probably best to wait until end of Feb when you know both plates isn't it..?

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Feb 09

Posts: 320

bryfor59 says:


I am guessing with your circumstances being as you say that you will struggle to get either bike insured! you say the Triumph No. plate is a 13 plate so cant be properly registered till March either, you would be safer leaving bikes with dealer till then as if you take them home, there is always a chance your garage could be broken into and bikes stolen which would be a total nightmare!!!! 

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