The UK’s biggest insurer is refusing cover for Honda Crosstourers unless riders agree to never carry a pillion.
Aviva says the VFR1200X is a sports bike and on a list of machines the firm will not insure for carrying passengers.
A spokeswoman said: ‘As you’re aware, some classes of motorbike are restricted regarding insurance for pillion passengers and this is one of them as it is classed as a sports bike.’
MCN asked if anyone at Aviva had ever seen a Crosstourer, classed as an adventure bike by Honda, and to see the list of pillion-restricted bikes. The spokeswoman said someone had seen it and the list was ‘commercially sensitive’.
Broker Swinton said other underwriters would provide pillion cover for the Crosstourer.