2015

Will collision with fireman leave me seeing red?

Will collision with fireman leave me seeing red?

A few weeks ago I had an accident with a fire engine. The vehicle was definitely speeding at the time and went through a red light, causing the crash. One of the firemen I spoke to afterwards told me...

Am I blowing my cover?

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...

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

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...

Do mods mean my insurance will cost me more?

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...

Should I be worried about insurance small print?

Should I be worried about insurance small print?

I know you should always check an insurance policy carefully before taking it out. But I am Croatian and my English isn’t so good so I am worried that important information will be hidden in the small...

Top Five Middleweight Sportsbike Insurance Bargains

Top Five Middleweight Sportsbike Insurance Bargains

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

Top Five Middleweight Touring Bike Insurance Bargains

Top Five Middleweight Touring Bike Insurance Bargains

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

Top Five Litre Sportsbike Insurance Bargains

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...

Does no MOT mean no cover?

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...

Top Five sporty 600 Insurance Bargains

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...

What could happen if I’m ‘economical’ with the truth?

What could happen if I’m ‘economical’ with the truth?

MCN Compare What could happen if I’m ‘economical’ with the truth? Where you live and where your bike is stored makes a big difference to your insurance premium. So if family members live in a lower risk area than...

The Motor Insurer's Database

The Motor Insurer's Database

MCN Compare What is the Motor Insurer’s Database? The Motor Insurer’s Database (MID) was set up by the UK insurance industry and it is the centralised database of motor insurance policy...

Top Five Large-Capacity Unfaired Bike Insurance Bargains

Top Five Large-Capacity Unfaired Bike Insurance Bargains

MCN Compare We’ve researched insurance costs for the most popular large-capacity unfaired bikes on MCN Compare to bring you the cheapest five to insure. MCN Compare brings together top insurance brokers to make...

Overseas Insurance Coverage

Overseas Insurance Coverage

MCN Compare I have the opportunity to work in Italy for 12 months but I can't find any UK insurance company which will offer 12 months insurance coverage for my bike while I’m living out there. Can you tell me...

Advice: Why can't I claim for my pillion's injuries?

Advice: Why can't I claim for my pillion's injuries?

Question: I had a bike accident a month ago. I was carrying my 15 year old son on the back when a car pulled out of a side road without looking. Fortunately I swerved out of the way and there was...

Insurance: Can I take out a policy for myself, but on my son's bike?

Insurance: Can I take out a policy for myself, but on my son's bike?

Question: I’d like to take out my own Fully Comp policy on my son’s Yamaha MT07; to ride it occasionally and keep my No Claims Discount (NCD) current. John Squires, e-mail Answer: The insurance...

What makes good travel insurance for bikers?

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...