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 you aren’t paying over the odds to insure your bike. Here are the top five middleweight touring bike insurance bargains…
1. Honda NT 650V Deauville (1998-2004)
If the idea of whipping briskly across continents in the blink of an eye holds less appeal than comfortable cruising, excellent economy and unflappable reliability, then step right up and meet the Honda Deauville – an easy to use, friendly V-twin tourer that’s ready for anything.
Quote: £76.32 Total Excess: £550 Model quoted: 1998 (value £1575)
The Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster is a basic, budget way into Harley ownership: that possession prized by anyone whose idea of heaven is a long, straight, American highway. The Sportster is not the greatest cruiser in the world: it lacks power and performance in virtually every area, but it is a Harley and it’s affordable to most.
Quote: £78.02 Total Excess: £550 Model Quoted: 2003 (value £2925)
The Honda VFR800Fi is the best version of the best motorcycle ever built according to some, in close contention with the preceding VFR 750. Honda VFR800 is a consummate all-rounder that looks great and goes better whether you’re on a track day, commuting or heading on a two-week cross-continential holiday with pillion and luggage.
Quote: £88.47 Total Excess: £550 Model Quoted: 1998 (value £1195)
In the late 90s the old VFR800 was a great bike but needed updating in the early part of the new millennium. Its replacement, the Honda VFR800 V-Tec; it rides, goes and handles superbly too, but the V-Tec's variable valve timing caused controversy - it's clever, but is it really necessary?
Quote: £89.28 Total Excess: £550 Model Quoted: 2002 (value £2950)
For many, bike journalists included, the best road bike ever built. In 1994 Honda revised an already exceptional motorcycle, giving it super-model looks while still retaining those quintessential VFR qualities of legendary reliability, consistent performance and supreme comfort. The bodywork become less angular and gained Ferrari-esque louvres on its side panels.
Quote: £90.96 Total Excess: £550 Model Quoted: 1992 (value £1150)
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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