my bike was stolen last November, now insurance paid out and I start to look for another used motorbike.
Look around for GSX 1000 and CBR 1000. I found good price for bikes, but not for insurance. tryed benntt did not offer insurance, then tried gocompare.com on a 2005 GSX or 2004 CBR, price tag of the bike 4100. Cheapest insurance found 3800. (only Third Party)
so sadly I have to say NO to motorbike in UK. so I am thinking to buy a motorbike in Italy, where my family lives, (my sister will be the owner and she will insure for any rider) and I will use it everytime I will go in holiday.
Why don’t you look at sticking to a 600cc and trying someone like Adrian Flux as they were the cheapest I could find at the time. I’d had an accident in 2006, 2 months after I passed my test and when I bought the ZX6 it was only 14months later.
It maybe worth looking at other 600’s to bring the price down for a bit as Gixxers can sometimes be higher than other 600s…I know it ain’t fun, but my 2nd bike the Yamaha Diversion XJ600s is well cheap. I know its not what you want to do but it’d only be for 12 months and then your price will drop about 50%.
If you still can’t get a decent quote…get a 125 or 250 or something for here in the UK just to regain a lower policy cost in the future…and like you said, enjoy the bigger bike when you’re at home.
Personally I think its wrong that insurance companies penalise people who have their bikes stolen…why should we pay for some lil bassa nicking our pride and joy!!!
very anrgy this morning, I went to sleep around 3am. at 7 someone called me and offered me a sort of bike insurance, they are crazy to call people home at 7 am on Sunday - he offered a discount price £4525.01 + 1000 Compulsory Excess
You are unfortunatly trying to insure a style of bike which thieves love, not your fault but that is the case. As already suggested, look at other styles of bikes. As already suggested look at a 600, there are not many opportunities to use the difference between a 600 and a 1000 in the UK. Look at other types of bikes as apposed to race reps i.e. trailies, supermoto, naked etc etc.
If you must have a Gixer 1000 then you’ll have to pay big bucks!
Im 25, 2 years NCB and the bandit 650 costs me £260 full comp…
My renewal last year was £400+ but Tesco Compare did me a great deal!.. Worth shopping around and looking for something ‘less attractive’… If it allows you to geta cheaper quote ansd then build a year or two NCB it’s got to same you money in the long run!