Insurance help & advice

  • How is motorbike insurance calculated?

    28 July 2017 by MCN Compare

    How is motorbike insurance calculated?

    MCN CompareTo boil it all down, the cost of your insurance reflects two main things: How likely you are to make a claim when riding How expensive that claim may become Other factors come into play, but sadly,...

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  • How can I insure a motorcycle test ride?

    01 June 2017 by MCN News

    How can I insure a motorcycle test ride?

    I’m planning on buying my first bike, a Kawasaki Ninja 250R advertised in a private sale, soon. If the seller allows me to test ride their bike, where would I stand if I crashed or got stopped, as I...

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  • Scooter insurance buyers guide

    10 March 2017 by MCN Compare

    Scooter insurance buyers guide

    MCN CompareLooking to buy a Scooter? You’ll want to read this insurance guide to avoid falling into those nasty insurance pitfalls. Save your time and money with MCN. Insurance remains one of those aspects that...

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  • Moped insurance buyers guide

    10 March 2017 by MCN Compare

    Moped insurance buyers guide

    MCN CompareBuying your first moped is often the first taste of freedom. However, it’ll also be your first wrestle with insurance. Here’s your guide into the world of moped insurance cover. Insurance remains one...

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  • What can I do about my unhelpful expert?

    07 May 2016 by MCN News

    What can I do about my unhelpful expert?

    Following a bike accident in October 2014 I am getting mixed messages from the doctors treating me and the doctor instructed by my solicitor in my compensation claim. My treating doctors have...

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  • Does my crash mean double trouble in court?

    30 April 2016 by MCN News

    Does my crash mean double trouble in court?

    I had an accident last year when I was overtaking a line of cars that were driving slowly on a B-road. The person at the front of the queue turned right across me to enter a roadside diner, giving me...

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  • How does someone with a brain injury claim?

    25 March 2016 by MCN News

    How does someone with a brain injury claim?

    My daughter’s helmet saved her life in an accident a year ago, but her skull was fractured and she had a bleed on the brain. She is back home now but can’t fully look after herself, so my wife and I...

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  • How do I get an insurance refund?

    20 February 2016 by MCN News

    How do I get an insurance refund?

    As I was working in Qatar for a while I put my 2013 BMW R1250GS on SORN a month before the insurance ran out and headed to the airport. My UK mail takes several weeks to be forwarded to me, and I’ve...

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  • Can I claim if my mate was drunk?

    12 January 2016 by MCN News

    Can I claim if my mate was drunk?

    I was riding pillion on my mate’s bike last summer when we clipped a kerb and came off. I was slightly injured so an ambulance and the police turned up. We had been at a friend’s house and although...

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  • Can I save cash on insurance?

    09 January 2016 by MCN News

    Can I save cash on insurance?

    Having come to motorcycling relatively late in life at 44, I am really enjoying the experience. But I’ve just got an 18-month overseas contract with work, coming back to the UK three or four times a...

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  • Am I blowing my cover?

    27 December 2015 by MCN News

    Am I blowing my cover?

    Jumping through the hoops of questions while insuring my bikes recently, I’m inevitably asked “Are the bikes fitted with an immobiliser?” In the last few years my reply has been “yes, the...

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  • Injured by farm vehicle, why can’t I claim?

    20 December 2015 by MCN News

    Injured by farm vehicle, why can’t I claim?

    Two years ago I suffered serious injuries while working on a farm, when my employer’s son rode a road-legal quad bike into me. I went to a number of different solicitors who all advised me nothing...

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  • Do mods mean my insurance will cost me more?

    01 December 2015 by MCN News

    Do mods mean my insurance will cost me more?

    I’m going to get a Honda Fireblade and throw quite a few bolt-on parts at it over the winter to make it into a road-legal trackday bike. I am looking at a quickshifter, free-flowing exhaust and Power...

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  • Top Five Litre Sportsbike Insurance Bargains

    07 October 2015 by MCN Staff

    Top Five Litre Sportsbike Insurance Bargains

    We’ve researched insurance costs for the most popular litre sportsbikes on MCN Compare to bring you the cheapest five models to insure. MCN Compare brings together top insurance brokers to make sure...

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  • Does no MOT mean no cover?

    01 October 2015 by MCN Staff

    Does no MOT mean no cover?

    We have had our 1982 Moto Guzzi Spada insured with the same company for the past 10 years or so. Since 2011 the bike has not been on the road, so it has been registered SORN and of course the MOT has...

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  • Top Five sporty 600 Insurance Bargains

    24 September 2015 by James Archibald

    Top Five sporty 600 Insurance Bargains

    We’ve researched insurance costs for the most popular sporty 600’s on MCN Compare to bring you the cheapest five to insure. MCN Compare brings together top insurance brokers to make sure you aren’t...

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  • Can I buy my crashed bike from my Insurer?

    29 July 2015 by MCN News

    Can I buy my crashed bike from my Insurer?

    I recently crashed my bike and from the size of the dealer's repair estimate it looks like it'll be beyond economical repair. There is no outstanding finance on the bike and if it is declared a...

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