BSA Motorcycle Insurance

Get a quote for your BSA motorcycle from Devitt today and we’ll compare prices from our panel of leading UK insurers to find you our best price and cover. Whether you own the once leading BSA Gold Star or the classic commuter BSA Bantam, we’ll find the perfect cover for you. You’ll also get a unique 10% discount code for leading online retailer SPORTSBIKESHOP.

BSA Motorcycle Insurance

KEY BENEFITS:

  • 90 days full policy cover in Europe
  • 24/7 UK based Claim helpline
  • Need a new lid or leathers? 10% off at SPORTSBIKESHOP
  • Protect your excess and No Claim Discount
  • Cover to ride other bikes subject to insurer
  • Choose from a selection of add-ons including breakdown, legal expenses personal accident with helmet & leathers.
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What can I expect to pay for my BSA motorcycle insurance?

Take a look at the table below for real quotations for leading BSA bikes, to give you an idea of what you could pay for your insurance

Bike TPFT Fully Comp

BSA Bantam 150, 148cc, Value £2,000.00
TPFT:£69.00 FULLY COMP:£69.00

B40, 343cc, Value £3,000.00
TPFT:£69.00 FULLY COMP:£69.00

A65T, 654cc, Value £4,000.00
TPFT:£83.00 FULLY COMP:£69.00

A65 Thunderbolt, 654cc, Value £6,000.00
TPFT:£69.00 FULLY COMP:£69.00

A75 Rocket, 745cc, Value £1,000.00
TPFT:£83.00 FULLY COMP:£69.00

All prices are based on a married rider, living in the BS27 area, with a full licence, no convictions or accidents, bank manager, with a factory fitted immobiliser. Rates correct as April 2015.

A history of BSA motorcycles

BSA Motorcycles (part of the Birmingham Small Arms industrial group) was the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s. They peaked in the 1950s as one of the world’s largest companies and purchased Triumph and Ariel motorcycles.

In 1884 Birmingham Small Arms began building bicycles, after over 30 years producing rifles. They progressed into motorised bicycles around 1905, and grew from strength to strength. As with many motorcycle manufacturers they had expansive growth during and after the two world wars, but in 1946 they launched their BSA A7, their own 500 vertical twin engine. This developed into the BSA Gold Star.

The BSA Gold Star was their champion motorcycle, it was selling rapidly and winning races and sure-fire way to growth – however by the mid-1950s BSA made a series of blunders which knocked them off the top stop. This included discontinuing their Gold Star and redesigning their A7 and A10 models, three moves which didn’t go down well.

The 1968 launch of the BSA Bantam went down like a lead balloon and the bike was criticised for its outdated look, whilst other manufacturers were taking the market by storm. In 1971 BSA lost £3 million and this was the last year of production for most of their motorcycles.

BSA motorcycle models

Gold Star – BSA’s superstar! They were hand-built and one of the fastest motorcycles in the world during the 50s; they dominated the TT.

A7 – BSA’s first vertical twin engine, replaced by the A50 in 1963.

A50 – The A7’s replacement in 1963, but sales didn’t see the same success

A10 – 646cc Vertical Twin, it was replaced in in 1965 by the A65 (which never sold as well as the A10).

Rocket 3 – BSA’s three cylinder superbike was outshone by Honda’s 750.

Bantam – BSA’s commuter bike, now a classic, it was criticised in its day for looking too dated.

Insure your classic BSA motorcycle

Your BSA bike insurance provides one of three levels of cover, depending on which you choose: fully comprehensive, third party fire and theft, and third party only. This includes a 24/7 claims line should you ever need to make a claim, as well as 90 days’ worth of cover across the EU – which could save you a significant sum of money if you’re a regular traveller across Europe.

We will need you to provide us with a few details to provide a quote, such as security for your bike, your location and occupation, mileage, driving habits and whether you have any no claims bonus. We’ll also need to know about any convictions within the last 5 years.

Get a fast quote online right now, or give our friendly team of advisors a call and they’ll give you a quote for your BSA over the phone on 0345 872 3614.

1958 BSA Factory Tour Promotional video

Part 3 of a BSA promotional video filmed at the Birmingham Small Arms factory; some testing and finishing touches feature in this video. A real blast from the past…

 

Why choose Devitt?

  • We compare prices from our panel to find you our cheapest BSA bike insurance
  • Additional discounts for additional training and security measures
  • Trusted by bikers since 1936 – friendly and expert service
  • Exclusive offers through our sponsorship of Keep Britain Biking
  • 24/7 UK-based accident helpline – fast and hassle free
  • Renewal reminder and Claims helpline text directly to your phone

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