How much does custom bike insurance cost?
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Each and every custom bike is tailored in its 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, you can easily grab motorcycle insurance for custom-built bikes online.
However, if you’ve made any extra modifications or enhancements to your bike, one of our friendly custom bike experts advisers 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 can insure all types of custom motorbikes, but it’s not always just about the bike, other factors have a large influence on your bike insurance such as your motoring history and the security in place for your custom bike. Typical types of motorbike customisations that we can insure include:
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 your warranty but bike customisation is now hugely popular and isn’t something you should be worried about declaring to your insurer (as long as they know their motorbikes!).
If having a say in how your motorbike looks, rides and feels is vitally important to you, getting one custom built is undoubtedly the way to go. This custom bikes feature 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 labelled as ‘custom-built’ 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 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 bikes became fashion as well as status symbols.
We are now experiencing a massive surge in the popularity of custom bikes, as the new-wave bike scene flourishes with places such as the Bike Shed and media such as Bike Exif being big players in the custom bike scene.
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