Bennetts simplifies classic motorcycle insurance

MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE SPECIALIST Bennetts has launched a new insurance service for classic bikers. Policyholders have now been given clear guidance on what modifications they don’t need to tell the company about, offering owners of modern classic and vintage machinery individually tailored coverage when it comes to protecting their pride and joy.

The insurance for classic motorcycles package has been designed to make it as easy as possible for owners to customise and modify their bikes. The policy includes 16 common modifications covered as standard including items such as braided brake hoses, air filters and lights, as long as they are legal. These apply when taking out the policy or if modifications are made after the policy is taken out. For non-standard modifications to the bike, there is now no administration fee to amend the policy to include these changes. Permanently fixed luggage is also covered to the tune of £400.


Bennetts insurance for classic motorcycles also includes optional agreed value, making sure each unique bike is insured to the correct value. Should the worst happen and the bike is written off, the salvage retention options allow owners to buy back their bike and recover any parts. For those who want to show off their prized possession to fellow enthusiasts, the policy includes show and events cover.

Bennetts also offers insurance for both modern and classic motorcycles on one multi-bike policy covering up to four bikes, so owners who have more than one type of machine in their garage do not need to insure each one on separate policies.

“At Bennetts, we understand that owning a classic bike is about much more than just riding,” explains Bennetts’ head of commercial, Brady Hoines. “It’s about tinkering, polishing and ever-improving your pride and joy and showing it off to like-minded people who appreciate the work you have put in. That’s why when it comes to insurance for classic motorcycles, we have created a package that takes all those things into account. The fact that we are also able to insure both modern and classic machinery on the same multi-bike policy means that it’s easier than ever to protect your bikes.”


An expert 24-hour claims service, 90 days’ EU cover, permanently fixed accessories cover, motorcycle theft cover, loss or damage cover, lock and key cover and accident recovery are all included as standard on the comprehensive package. Customers also have access to special offers, discounts and competitions via Bennetts Rewards.

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