Motorcycle insurance bargains: retro roadsters

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Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That’s why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there.      

We’ve compared insurance groups on key models across all categories to find the bikes that are the cheapest to insure compared to their rivals. Retro roadsters are great in terms of insurance value – they’re beautiful and fun but because they aren’t performance-orientated, they’re cheap to insure.

Here’s our top retro roadster motorcycle insurance bargains, in no particular order: 

Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

Moto Guzzi V7 Classic  
On paper the Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is uninspiring. 48bhp, tubular steel frame, single front disc… but all that melts away when you see it in the flesh. It’s timelessly and effortlessly stylish. It’s simple to ride and joyful to own. Plus it’s only group 10 to insure.


Triumph Scrambler

Triumph Scrambler 
All of the retro Triumphs are pretty, but the Scrambler is the prettiest of the bunch. It’s one of those bikes that brings a smile every time you look in the garage. But its also a very easy motorcycle to ride, practical enough to use daily and a bargain to insure at only group 9.


Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster

Harley Sportster 883 Iron 
For some, it just has to be a Harley-Davidson. The Sportster 883 is their most basic and affordable model. The blacked-out Iron version is one of the cleanest and coolest-looking cruisers on the market.


Triumph Thruxton

Triumph Thruxton
The Triumph Thruxton is a way of enjoying the nostalgia and romanticism of old-school cafe racers, without having to worry about reliability or oil leaks. When viewed as a Sunday toy for cruising down back lanes, its easy to see the appeal.

Thinking of buying one of the above models? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare.

James Keen

By James Keen