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Complain about your insurance company
Insurance advice

Some insurance companies have a terrible reputation when it comes to making a claim and dealing with them can be like riding at a brick wall. Here’s how you complain about your insurance company. Many insurance companies play ball and have fantastic claims-handling processes. Many do not and will try

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Attmpted Bike-jacking London
AdviceInsurance advice

Dealers’ insurance policies make the test riders liable if the bike is stolen, including bike-jacking. If you’ve ever taken a dealer’s bike for a test ride you’ll know you have to sign an agreement where you will be liable for any fines for parking, speeding, bus lane infringement and so

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Forced to sign insurance document
Insurance advice

Insurance auto-renewal sucks. It’s supposed to be there to ensure you don’t find yourself riding around uninsured. That’s the aim. But the fact is too many bike insurers use automatic policy renewal to quietly raise your premiums. My previous insurer tried it on with me. Luckily, I followed the advice

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Excess insurance for motorbikes
Insurance advice

Want a way to reduce your motorbike insurance costs, legally and safely? You don’t have to accept sky-high premiums on a sports or superbike, custom bike, big tourer, big cruisers, big adventure bike or anything else expensive. You need to get wise on your insurance. Unless you live in a

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Commuting insurance
Insurance advice

This week, 19th – 25th June (2017) is Ride to Work Week. Before you jump on your bike to help promote this admirable cause, make sure you check that you have commuting cover on your insurance. Four insurers have announced they are offering all of their policyholders the cover during

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Social media used in court
AdviceInsurance advice

Social media pages are often a great source of fantastic characters, hilarious comments and sage advice. They can also land the unwary boaster with a whole pile of grief from an insurance company or worse, a prosecution team, later down the line. On Biker & Bike’s Facebook Page and dozens

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Dog on motorbike
Insurance advice

On a recent Facebook post about never auto-renewing your insurance policy, a follower pointed out something so bleeding obvious we are surprised we’d never really thought about it. “There’s no reward for loyalty anymore,” said Adrian. And he’s right, isn’t he? Instead of recognising that renewing a policy is an

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Ducati motorcycles
Insurance advice

When you’re comparing motorbikes on thing to consider is the cost of insurance. We’ve compiled a handy list of motorcycle insurance groups, of the most popular models, to quickly help you compare bikes. Advertisement Bike Model Group Aprilia Insurance Groups Aprilia Dorsoduro 11 Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory 11 Aprilia Mana 850

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Motorbikes in storage
Insurance advice

If you aren’t using a bike regularly, a laid up motorcycle insurance policy could be best It doesn’t make sense to be spending hundreds of pounds a year on a motorbike policy when the bike isn’t even being used. If you have declared the bike as SORN (Statutory Off-Road Notification),

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Motorbike breakdown
Insurance advice

Many of our Bucket List adventures involve or recommend hiring a bike in a foreign location or even in the UK itself. And just like hiring a car on holiday, it’s likely that you’ll need to hand over a credit card to cover a very large ‘deposit’ to cover the

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