Not quite the same as a renewal but I just traded in my Bonneville T100 Black (68 plate) for a new Street Triple RS. Called Bikesure to change over my policy and they said it’s over £200 to the end of my term. Asked them what the annual equivalent premium is for the Triple and they told me £750. For comparison the Bonnie was £180 fully comp.
After huffing and puffing and vowing to go elsewhere I found several annual quotes for the Triple at £500ish but that would mean sacrificing a year’s no claims as my current policy is due for renewal in a couple of months.
I think I’m being a sucker but a combination of the desire to up my no claims and being time poor (and lazy) saw me pony up the £200-odd to see me to the end of my term with Bikesure. Assuming I don’t crash the Triple in the mean time that gives me another year no claims that will hopefully land me a sub-£500 fully comp on the triple. I wont be going back to Bikesure though, the cheeky gets.