Insurance help & advice

  • How can I insure a test ride?

    26 January 2016 by MCN News

    How can I insure a 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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  • 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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  • Five tips for cheap bike insurance

    05 June 2015 by MCN Staff

    Five tips for cheap bike insurance

    Everyone wants cheap bike insurance, but what can you do to reduce your premiums? Here are five simple tips that should save you money. Tip 1 - Use your Garage One of the best ways to ensure...

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  • Advice: making a claim after an accident

    05 June 2015 by MCN Staff

    Advice: making a claim after an accident

    If you ever have to make a insurance claim, keeping your wits about you at the time of the accident will pay dividends when it comes to getting your claim settled quickly and fairly. Your insurer will...

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  • What makes good travel insurance for bikers?

    02 March 2015 by MCN Compare

    What makes good travel insurance for bikers?

    Q: I bought what I thought was good-quality travel insurance before a European tour last year. But when I had a fairly big off, thanks to a front tyre puncture, and made a claim for damaged leathers...

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  • Insurance bargains: 125cc bikes

    09 August 2012 by MCN

    Insurance bargains: 125cc bikes

    125cc bikes currently make up a large portion of bikes sold in the UK thanks to their low price and economical engines. Part of their broad appeal is that 125cc motorcycle insurance costs are...

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  • Insurance Bargains: Dual Sports Bikes

    25 May 2012

    Insurance Bargains: Dual Sports Bikes

    If you need to combine commuting and fun, but also need to save on motorcycle insurance, then a dual sports motorcycle could be right up your green lane. By combining practical on and...

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  • Insurance Bargains: 400cc Sportsbikes

    18 May 2012

    Insurance Bargains: 400cc Sportsbikes

    One way to save on motorcycle insurance is to go for a lower capacity bike, but what can you do if you love the looks and performance of a sports bike, but can't quite manage the cost of a 600cc...

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  • Is my No Claims Discount invalid?

    16 May 2012 by MCN

    Is my No Claims Discount invalid?

    Q. I wanted to reinsure my new Kawasaki ER-6F after a two-year lay-off. However my last policy ran out in April 2010 (I thought it was June). Are there any insurance companies which will accept a No...

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  • Insurance bargains: Scooters/commuters

    26 April 2012 by MCN

    Insurance bargains: Scooters/commuters

    Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there Here's five of the...

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  • Insurance bargains: Sports bikes

    20 April 2012 by MCN

    Insurance bargains: Sports bikes

    Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there Here's five of the best sports...

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  • Insurance bargains: Naked bikes

    12 April 2012 by MCN

    Insurance bargains: Naked bikes

    Five of the best naked bikes on the market, with the lowest insurance groups. Save money on your motorcycle insurance with MCN Compare. Triumph Scrambler, 2006-on Insurance group: 9 The most...

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  • Insurance bargains: Adventure bikes

    05 April 2012 by MCN

    Insurance bargains: Adventure bikes

    Five of the best adventure bikes on the market, with the lowest insurance groups. Ducati Multistrada 620 Insurance group: 11 The looks are an acquired taste and it’s not got a whole lot up top in...

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  • Motorcycle insurance: Your questions

    30 March 2012 by MCN

    Motorcycle insurance: Your questions

    Motorcycle insurance can be confusing, and at times, frustrating. We've taken some of the most popular bike insurance questions and answered them all below. Q. How long does your No Claims Discount...

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  • Motorcycle insurance: Getting the right deal

    16 March 2012 by MCN

    Motorcycle insurance: Getting the right deal

    Motorcycle insurance is a contract, and it’s one that you should tailor to your riding needs, and not just focus on the bottom line. That said, the market is pretty competitive, and a wise and patient...

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