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 you aren’t paying over the odds to insure your bike. Here are the top five insurance bargains…
1. Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (2004-2005)
The Kawasaki ZX-10R is sold as the ultimate track bike – the 2004/05 ZX-10R was one of Kawasaki’s first machines after the firm gave itself a kick up the arse in 2002. The 10R’s one wild ride and an absolute weapon in experienced hands. It’s light, makes massive power and handles superbly on the track –a bit of a handful on the road though.
Quote: £108.29 Total Excess: £650 Model quoted: 2004 (value £3575)
2. Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade (2004-2005)
Cold, calm and supremely effective – the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is like The Terminator. It is an exceptional sports bike that’s blisteringly fast on the road or track.
Quote: £109.49 Total Excess: £650 Model Quoted: 2004 (value £3950)
3. Aprilia RSV 1000 Millie (1998-2003)
Why buy a Ducati when you could have an Aprilia RSV1000 Mille? OK, the name may not be as famous, but the Mille is a superb superbike with a surprisingly reasonable price tag. Looks are distinctive; reliability is pretty good it’s just unfortunate that dealer back up can be patchy.
Quote: £117.49 Total Excess: £650 Model Quoted: 1998 (value £1495)
4. Suzuki GSXR 1000 (2005-2006)
Its now one of the more revered litre sportsbikes to own and seen by many as the pinnacle of the pure thoroughbreds, the last of the 1000’s before Euro regulations started interfering. Lithe ergonomics and handling, radical styling and full-on usable power make this bike simply sublime.
Quote: £117.72 Total Excess: £650 Model Quoted: 2005 (value £3850)
5. Yamaha YZF-R1 (1998-2003)
The original R1 was the third and final great sports bike of the nineties. The FireBlade set the agenda, the 916 added finesse and the Yamaha YZF-R1 topped them off with extra power and madness.
Quote: £158.82 Total Excess: £500 Model Quoted: 1998 (value £2095)
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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