Motorbike or Scooter insurance

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tiger1
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Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby tiger1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:25 pm

Has anyone recently successfully managed to get motorbike or scooter insurance for the SW11 area. 

My husband has had a scooter for the last 9 years, but sold it and hasn't one since last June, but wants to get another one and now can't seem to get anyone to insure him due to on street parking.  He has a clean driving licence, no points.

Any insurance company recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

He hasn't tried comparethemarket.com or any of those sites yet.  

Thanks in advance.

 
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Richard at Killik
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Location: Northcote Road, SW11 6PS

Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby Richard at Killik » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:31 am

Hi there

On street insurance can be tricky for bikes but I managed to do it through Lexham so give them a try. 

Richard 
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Killik & Co, Northcote Road
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Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby soontobe » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Similar to Richard-am in SW4 not 11 but last year my premium went up 50% (no claims made!) and when i shopped around very few would insure me other than at prices that were more than the worth of the bike! Spoke to a couple of insurers who said they were withdrawing from London market- particularly for people with CBT rather than full licence and scooters because of high rates of theft. There was an article in MCN i think saying that in 3 years there might be no insurers willing to cover in London. Add that to the ULEZ coming in and likely i will have to sell my bike soon as its just not as economical as it was, despite the convenience. 

If its any use, i use CIA for mine and they have been fine despite the price hike. Buy something ugly, cheap and slow, insure it third party, chain it to a tree and hope.... 
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Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby Denwand » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 am

My husband always uses the insurance compare services of MCN (Motorcycle News) 

https://www.mcncompare.com

Since it specialises on 2 wheel vehicles he finds them the best..although Go Compare and Confused are also quite good
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Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby tomandbobby » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:11 pm

I used to have a classic motorbikes and there were very cheap to insure, most of the mopeds (scooters) that are stolen are used for crime or broken up for to supply cheap parts to couriers that use mopeds. Classic bikes are of no use to couriers as they have too many miles to cover every day but are a great cheap commuting bike that appreciate in value.
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Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby BFW » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:26 pm

I use Bennett’s but my scooter is so crappy and old that I now only do third party fire and theft.

My premium quote for fully comprehensive last year was up by approximately 80%.
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Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby lalectrice » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:48 pm

My husband insures his scooter with Aviva (after some shopping around).
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Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

Postby jingo_x » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Definitely Aviva.  We are unfortunate enough to have had two motorbikes stolen in the last 9 months.  First one was under an MCE insurance policy and I can categorically say that you should never touch them with a barge pole.  They took months to resolve the claim and deliberately held up every part of the claims process.  There are Facebook groups of dissatisfied customers bemoaning the whole process.

Second motorbike stolen 7 days ago under a new Aviva policy - totally different.  Constant communication, replacement bike already ordered and waiting for delivery.

It's bad enough being a victim off crime without dealing with a company like MCE.

 
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