Best 3 tempting motorcycle insurance bargains

The cost of motorcycle insurance can play a massive part in your thought process when purchasing a new bike. Will it be cheap? Will it be too expensive? Will you even be offered cover?

To help you find the best deal, MCN has been busy comparing the prices of insurance across a range of current motorcycles through the comparison site MCN Compare to bring you some of the cheapest examples from three of the most popular genres of large-capacity bike.

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For this particular piece, we've chosen to look at the big adventure bike, litre sportsbike and supernaked classes - comparing quotes for each of the key models in every category using the same fictitious Peterborough-based, 46-year-old male as a control variable, to keep it fair.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 

Although lacking some of the features found on more premium machines in the adventure bike class, Suzuki's 1037cc DL1000 V-Strom remains a competent, reliable all-rounder.

Priced at £9599, it's one of the most affordable bikes in this field to purchase and is also the cheapest to insure. Despite these benefits, riders wanting a more premium experience should perhaps think of looking elsewhere.

The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is the cheapest of the large adventure bikes

Aprilia RSV4 RF

A wolf in wolf's clothing, the Aprilia RSV4 RF offers blinding performance alongside stunning beauty.

Complete with a gorgeous V4 soundtrack, the 999cc engine produces an impressive 201bhp and - thanks to less weight and better handling - it's now easier to ride than ever before.

Despite these attributes and a smattering of quality components, the Aprilia comes up as the cheapest current litre-bike, insurable through MCN Compare. 

The Aprilia combines gorgeous looks with sublime performance

Honda CB1000R

Honda's CB1000R is new for 2018 and offers a slightly different take on the supernaked class. Part roadster, part retro, part supernaked, it sits in direct contention with Triumph's new Speed Triple range - feeling slightly less extreme than the likes of the Yamaha MT-10 and the Aprilia Tuono V4 range

The CB1000R bridges the gap between supernaked and retro