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 sure you aren’t paying over the odds to insure your bike. Here are the large-capacity unfaired bike insurance bargains…
1. Suzuki GSX 1400 (2001-2006)
The biggest and blingiest of the retros. Plus the Suzuki GSX1400's engine’s got the most low down torque by a decent margin. If you want a 70s style motorbike that’ll do everything except cruise at illegal speeds or lap race tracks at a searing pace the GSX1400 is well worth a look.
Quote: £79.77 Total Excess: £550 Model Quoted: 2001 (value £2625)
2. Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit (1996-2006)
The Suzuki GSF1200 Bandit is one of biking's true bargains. Grunty Suzuki GSX-R1100 derived engine, decent handling for its day and simple to tune up should you require more lairy A roads fun. The 2000 onwards GSF1200 Bandits are more touring-based and a bit softer, but the finish is slightly better.
Quote: £79.77 Total Excess: £650 Model quoted: 1997 (value £1295)
3. Triumph Speed Triple 955i (1997-2004)
The Triumph Speed Triple is one of the second generation of Hinckley Triumphs that, in the late 1990s, really put them back on the map. The Speed Triple is essentially a naked, upright, ‘streetfightered’ Daytona, but it’s a surprising bike that’s not only full of bad boy character, but also manages to employ the wonderful and unique 955 triple motor into a exciting and versatile package.
Quote: £79.77 Total Excess: £650 Model Quoted: 1999 (value £1825)
4. Yamaha XJR 1300 (1998-2014)
The Yamaha XJR1300 is a proper man’s motorcycle with twin shocks, air-cooling, a beefy braced swingarm and a colossal motor. And it’s especially lovely in the SP’s Yamaha speed block colours complete with Ohlins shocks, just the sort of thing that sunny Sundays were made for. A motorcycle to make you feel good.
Quote: £79.77 Total Excess: £650 Model quoted: 2002 (value £2650)
5. Kawasaki Z1000 (2004-2006)
With its “my first migraine” colour schemes, bold, shotgun-style quad exhausts and huge hung-out in-the breeze motor you won’t mistake the Kawasaki Z1000 for anything else out on the road. It goes just like it looks, thanks to some huge shove, courtesy of its ZX-9R-derived motor.
Quote: £79.77 Total Excess: £650 Model Quoted: 2004 (value £2875)
All quotes shown are for a fictitious 45-year-old retail manager from East Yorkshire who has been riding since 1997 and has five years no-claims bonus. Quotes are for comprehensive cover for social, domestic and pleasure use only with an annual mileage of 3000-3999 miles. The bike is stored in a locked garage and protected by an approved chain and Datatag marking kit. Prices sourced in July 2015. The only changes made between searches are to the identity of the bike and its value.
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