Insurance help & advice

  • 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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  • How to make an insurance claim

    23 March 2012 by MCN

    How to make an insurance claim

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

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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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  • What to do before you get quotes

    09 March 2012 by MCN

    What to do before you get quotes

    Before you click on that mouse or pick the phone up to start the hunt for motorcycle insurance, be prepared like a good Boy Scout, it will save you time and money. Begin looking for insurance cover...

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  • Do I need to lock my bike up?

    01 March 2012 by MCN

    Do I need to lock my bike up?

    Q. My FJR and the wife’s Thundercat are parked on our drive. There’s little crime in our rural area, but we do have them locked up using two locks and chains. However, reading through the insurance...

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  • Wheelie was nothing to do with accident

    10 December 2010 by MCN

    Wheelie was nothing to do with accident

    Q. I have an insurance claim going through following a bike accident in the summer. My bike was damaged with repairs costing £1100 and I got away with cuts and bruises. The accident happened when a...

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  • Legal: Do I have to accept salvage value?

    03 December 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Legal: Do I have to accept salvage value?

    I have an ongoing liability case in which the third party's insurance has deemed my vehicle a total loss. Its pre-accident value has been placed at £3000 and the salvage at £900. They have sent me an...

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  • Don't get a criminal record!

    12 November 2010 by MCN

    Don't get a criminal record!

    Don’t get a criminal record as it will make insurance much harder to find. There has been a proven link that people with criminal convictions are a much greater insurance risk. While a criminal...

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  • Insuring a new bike to ride home

    22 October 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Insuring a new bike to ride home

    You will find that if you have a driving other motorcycles extension on your policy then your certificate will state so.  Some motorcycle insurers do offer cover for ‘Riding Other Bikes’ as an...

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  • Insuring a new bike to ride home

    15 October 2010 by MCN

    Insuring a new bike to ride home

    If you are planning on buying a bike at the weekend you want to ride it as soon as possible. Some companies will offer one day’s cover to ride any bike – but this will probably be expensive and if...

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  • Injury claim dropped because of conviction?

    15 October 2010 by MCN

    In May 2010 I was convicted of driving without due care and attention in the Magistrates court as a result of an accident I was involved in 5 months before. I was riding in the bus lane in London (allowed at that time in the morning) and went to undertake a car driver in the outside lane who I thought was going too slowly. The driver put on his left indicator at the last moment and went to turn...

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  • Registering an unfinished frame

    07 October 2010 by MCN

    Oldbiker1950 has got a Yamaha TR1 which is in need of major restoration and he also has a Rickman Metisse frame which was obtained from the factory in the late 80's when it closed down. “The frame is in an unfinished condition which means it was never allocated a frame number. I know that I cannot build a "special" and get an age-related reg, only a Q plate which I don't want. But could I use the...

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  • Insurance: take the necessary precautions

    24 September 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Insurance: take the necessary precautions

    You may think that if you have had an accident and it’s not your fault, that you can claim for all the injuries and damage you have suffered.   However, there is a legal principle that the...

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  • Save on insurance with MCN Compare

    17 September 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Save on insurance with MCN Compare

    After being with Devitts insurance for three years, insuring his Blackbird with them on a fully comp policy, Kevin Nash decided to change to a Kawasaki ZZR1400. Get a motorcycle insurance quote...

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  • Comparison sites and restricted licences

    10 September 2010 by MCN

    Comparison sites and restricted licences

    If you have a restricted licence and you use an insurance search engine like MCNcompare, don’t worry that there isn’t a "restricted licence" option in the form. Save cash on motorcycle insurance A...

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  • 'I saved £220 with MCN Compare'

    13 August 2010 by MCN

    'I saved £220 with MCN Compare'

    Jon Sale from Tunbridge Wells hadn’t been on a bike for 12 years when he bought his new Triumph Street Triple last October, so the 37-year-old was prepared for a pricey insurance quote as he didn’t...

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  • Motorcycle insurance: Don't drink and ride

    09 July 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Motorcycle insurance: Don't drink and ride

    Thank goodness drinking and driving is socially and morally unacceptable these days, but there are still people out there who have one more than they should and think they’ll be careful to keep out of...

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  • Motorcycle insurance advice: moving house

    25 June 2010 by MCN

    Motorcycle insurance advice: moving house

    Hands up who’s put important paperwork from their insurance company in the 'filing' pile and forgotten to look at it? Or maybe you’ve moved house and forgotten to tell your insurer your new address...

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  • Legal advice: Mud on the road caused crash

    25 June 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Legal advice: Mud on the road caused crash

    “I was riding past a building site and the lorries using the site must have pulled out the mud so the road was covered in it. I slowed down but I couldn’t stop the front wheel slipping out from under...

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