Crosstourer too sporty for pillion insurance says Aviva

Published: 04 October 2012

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.