Custom Bike Insurance

Devitt have been providing motorbike insurance for UK bikers since 1936, so we know how important quality cover really is – especially for your Custom bike. Get your insurance quote today and we’ll compare prices from top UK insurers to find you the best quote.

Custom Bike Insurance

KEY BENEFITS:

  • You're covered in Europe - 90 days EU cover
  • Additional discounts for advanced training, secure parking, limited mileage and security systems
  • Exclusive 10% discount for SPORTSBIKESHOP with your Custom Bike policy
  • Fast and hassle-free claims from our 24/7 UK-based accident helpline
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What can I expect to pay for my Custom Bike insurance?

Take a look at real prices for Custom bike insurance to give you a rough idea of what you might pay:

Bike TPFT Fully Comp

Keeway Superlight 125 124cc Value £2,000.00
TPFT:£76.00 FULLY COMP:£81.00

Suzuki LS650 Savage 652cc Value £3,000.00
TPFT:£74.00 FULLY COMP:£79.00

Daelim Daystar VL250 243cc Value £4,000.00
TPFT:£74.00 FULLY COMP:£85.00

Kawasaki VN800 Drifter 805cc Value £5,000.00
TPFT:£74.00 FULLY COMP:£79.00

Victory Vegas 1507cc Value £6,000.00
TPFT:£74.00 FULLY COMP:£81.00

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 of April 2015.

All you need to know about Custom Bikes

If having a say in how your motorbike looks, rides and feels is vitally important to you, then a custom machine is undoubtedly the way to go.  This category of bikes features stylistic and/or structural variations to the standard machines produced by major manufacturers, and encompasses bikes that are either unique or only produced in small numbers.

The first motorbikes that were labelled ‘Custom’ began to appear in the 1950s.  The evolution of the ‘Chopper’ style of motorcycles in the 1960s was pivotal to the success of custom machines.  The story goes that upon returning home from World War II, American soldiers became dissatisfied with the heavy machines built by Harley-Davidson and Indian at the time, as they had ridden lighter or more versatile vehicles while in they were in Europe.

These soldiers began experimenting with their bikes and “chopping” them by removing or shortening (bobbing) the fenders.  The result was a new style of machines that looked cool with simple, clean lines.  Customising continued strongly from then on, and in the 1990s and early 2000s, expensive custom machines became fashion as well as status symbols.

How to tell your customs from your classic: 

Since customising is all about individuality, it is somewhat difficult to pin down characteristics that definitively describe this category of motorbikes.

What makes matters even more confusing is that mainstream manufacturers such as Honda and Harley-Davidson also label some of their models ‘custom’.  Factory customs allow riders more options to personalise their bikes including paint styles, engine sizes and accessories, without compromising the warranty, safety and finance options of their vehicles.  However, these types of customisations will not result in total individuality that comes with a ‘one-off’ vehicle.

Custom bike styles: 

Typical types of customisations include:

  • Bobber – where the front fender has been removed and the rear fender made shorter
  • Café racer – where the bike has been customised to improve its speed
  • Chopper – where unnecessary parts are ‘chopped’
  • Cutdown – refers to a scooter with unnecessary bodywork removed
  • Scrambler – refers to off-road motorbikes
  • Streetfighter – refers to a sports bike with its fairing removed

Custom bikes and factory customs are tailored to the requirements of the rider so they are likely to provide a better experience for the rider involved.  Factory customs allow personalisation without compromising important elements like safety and warranty.

Popular manufacturers with custom bikes:

Interested in purchasing a custom bike? Well check out these ‘off-the-shelf’ custom designed bikes by the following manufacturers…

  • Yamaha Raider S
  • Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C
  • Victory Vegas Jackpot
  • Honda Fury

The perfect insurance plan for your custom bike

As we know, each and every custom bike is tailored in their very own unique way to your own taste so you’ll need a policy to suit just that. If your bike is an ‘off-the-shelf’ custom then you can easily grab an instant quote online. However, if you’ve made any extra modifications or enhancements to your bike then one of our friendly insurance advisors will be able to find the perfect policy tailored to meet the requirements of your custom bike. Call them now on 0345 872 3614.

We’ll need some handy information to process the best quote for like such as; information about your bike, your license, annual mileage, no claims bonus and any convictions or incidents in the last 5 years. All of this information could help you take advantage of further discounts, and with a few simple security measures such as storing your bike in your garage, using chains, having an immobiliser fitted or low mileage – these can all help keep your costs down.

We sure know that your custom bike is your pride and joy, hours spent working and modifying the machine to perfection, that’s why Devitt want to offer you peace of mind. There are plenty of additional products that you can add to your insurance policy such as RAC breakdown cover to get you back on the road in the even of a breakdown, Personal Accident cover (including helmet and leathers), and Legal Expense cover.

Get a quick quote online today or call 0345 872 3614 to speak to one of our friendly advisors.

Take a look at this video of an impressively customised Yamaha V-Star Bobber…

Why choose Devitt?

  • By comparing prices from across our panel we can find the cheapest bike insurance for your custom bike
  • Expert and friendly customer service – trusted by bikers since 1936
  • Additional discounts for advanced motorcycle training, secure parking, limited mileage and security systems
  • Fantastic offers and real life biker blogs through our sponsorship of Keep Britain Biking
  • Fast and hassle-free claims service from our 24/7 UK-based accident helpline
  • Renewal reminder and Claims helpline text directly to your phone
  • Access to competitive rates – saving you money!
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