CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE

Devitt has been providing motorbike insurance for UK bikers since 1936, so your classic bike will be in expert and reliable hands. Get an agreed value quote today for your classic bike or modern classic bike from Devitt and we’ll compare prices from top UK insurers to find you the best quote.

CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE

  • Agreed value options for your classic or modern classic bike
  • Exclusive 10% discount for SPORTSBIKESHOP with your classic bike policy
  • Our fast, hassle-free UK-based accident helpline open 24/7
  • Choose from a variety of additional cover options to tailor your classic motorcycle insurance
  • Additional discounts for advanced training, secure parking, limited mileage and security systems
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What can I expect to pay for my Classic Bike Insurance?

Take a look at some real quotes for insurance for classic bikes to give you a better idea of what you could pay:

BikeTPTFFully Comp

BSA A10 650CC Value £4,000.00
TPFT:£69.00 FULLY COMP:£69.00

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 346CC Value £5,000.00
TPFT:£70.00 FULLY COMP:£75.00

Triumph Tiger T10033 490CC Value £6,000.00
TPFT:£70.00 FULLY COMP:£75.00

AJS 18S 500CC Value £7,000.00
TPFT:£83.00 FULLY COMP:£69.00

Honda CBX1000 1047CC Value £9,000.00
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.

Everything you need to know about classic bikes

Motorcycle enthusiasts often debate the definition of a classic motorcycle. Some focus on the age of the bike while others look at the style of the motorbike itself. Still, purists consider the bike’s place in history as an important consideration. Taking into account the many different opinions as to what exactly constitutes a classic motorcycle, it seems that age, appearance, status of the motorcycle and its construction are all important factors in determining whether the model can be deemed a vintage.

How old does a motorbike need to be to be considered a classic?

Broadly, a classic motorbike is more than 25 years old and has a simple and traditional look. Although sometimes 20 years or even as low as 15 years can be considered classic.

Although age is an important consideration, it must also be pointed out that a classic motorcycle doesn’t simply mean an old model. To be worthy of classic status, the bike needs to have demonstrated over a reasonable amount of time that it can stand on its own among the countless types of motorbikes that have and are being produced.

What does a classic motorbike look like?

In terms of construction, a classic motorcycle should feature simple aesthetics and elements that can be easily traced back to the origins of these machines. Classic motorbikes might have an incredibly long history, but it’s characteristics such as air-cooled, two-cylinder engines, single headlights and double supports on the rear wheel that are the more typical hallmarks of classic models.

Appearance is another important element. Classics tend to have the simple lines and looks that are found on many post-World War II motorcycles.

More than anything else, classic motorbikes are those that have achieved a cult or iconic status. They stand out from the crowd because of their design quality and popularity with riders due to their excellent construction and performance.

Classic models are revered by enthusiasts as they are seen to be fantastic machines in their heyday.

Restoring and maintaining a classic motorbike is a passion for enthusiasts rather than just a hobby. Not only can you get hours of joy in working on your machine, you can also go up and down the country for riding events to show off the fruits of your labour. Additionally, the value of classic motorbikes holds up well, so the time and money you spend on them can be considered an investment rather than an expense.

Classic bike insurance with Devitt

Devitt can offer the right type of motorcycle insurance for your classic bike as well as provide you with that extra peace of mind with our additional products. You’ve spent hours restoring your pride and joy, but sometimes accidents can happen – that’s why we provide you with a range of additional products that can top-up your cover, like; RAC breakdown to help you get back on the road in the event of a breakdown, Personal Accident cover including helmet and leathers, as well as Legal Expenses cover.

Classic bikes can come in various styles by various manufacturers. Check out our list below:

  • Triumph T120 Bonneville
  • Triumph Tiger Cub
  • Harley-Davidson WL 1950
  • BSA A10 Gold Flash
  • Yamaha XT500
  • Royal Enfield Crusader
  • Norton Commando
  • Norton Commando MK3 Roadster
  • Suzuki SP370

Information needed for your classic motorcycle insurance quote

Getting a quote couldn’t be easier, especially with Devitt dealing with motorbike insurance since 1936 – we sure know our stuff! You’ll just need a few bits of information to hand, including:

  • Details of your bike
  • Your annual mileage
  • Your current No Claims Discount
  • Any convictions or accidents
  • Your occupation
  • Your location

You can get a quick online quote, or contact one of our friendly insurance advisors on 0808 178 7049 for a quote over the phone.

Check out this story of three brothers who rebuilt three very special classic bikes before they hit the British roads to try out their handy work.

A lot of time was spent crafting, not only the perfect route but, the most amazing classic Bonneville and Triumphs.

Why choose Devitt?

  • Comparing prices across our panel of insurers to find the best classic bike insurance quote for you
  • Additional discounts for advanced training, secure parking, limited mileage and security systems
  • Fast and hassle-free claims service from our 24/7 UK-based accident helpline
  • Exclusive offers and latest biker news through our sponsorship of Keep Britain Biking
  • Trusted by bikers since 1936, you’re in expert and reliable hands
  • Need some new leathers? Exclusive 10% discount at SPORTSBIKESHOP with your Classic Bike policy
  • Access to competitive rates – saving you money!
  • Renewal reminder and Claims helpline text directly to your phone

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