How to: Insure it

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How to: Insure it

Postby DMacL » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:13 pm

Just to save some of the early adopters a bit of time I thought I'd start this topic for our experiences insuring the 1290.

MCE bent over backwards to give me a very good quote; 0871 222 7920. Chap I spoke to was a biker and very enthusiastic about helping out with recognising a new model.

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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby SuperDoopa » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:49 pm

So how much are you paying to insure the 1290 ?

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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby Lowrance » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:00 pm

MCE were far and away the best quote I received when I was getting my Holden Commodore SS Ute insured in the UK. No other insurance company had a clue what it was or could be botherd to find out so they all just lumped the 5.7L ute into the highest catagory with the exotics...Porsche, Lamborgini, etc. MCE were the only company that took the time and effort.

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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby Lowrance » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:58 am

speedfiend41 wrote:I didn't think the utes made their way to the UK! They're dead in the water now - Holden close for good in a couple of years. A pity - their last car (VF) is vastly better than the preceding VE's. I might even get one after depreciation kicks in on a GTS HSV. 430kw supercharged V8!


They didnt. I brought over to the UK myself from Aus.

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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby DMacL » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:02 pm

SuperDoopa wrote:So how much are you paying to insure the 1290 ?


£32 more than the CB1000R, with 6 months left to run. I think my initial premium was between £300-350.

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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby djulle » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:40 am

damn, its expensive here in Sweden. I pay roughly ~£2300 year. I am 28 and I don't live in a big town.
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby buddieb » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:06 pm

2300 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby djulle » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:25 pm

buddieb wrote:2300 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:



Correct, 25000 Swedish kronor = ~£2300

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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby ebags » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:36 am

Been with QBE here in Oz for a ling time so I stayed with them.

Similar to my R1 at $1285... rating 1, no acciendents, claims or fines for over 6 years, but im 28.
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby scamb66 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:01 pm

ebags wrote:Been with QBE here in Oz for a ling time so I stayed with them.

Similar to my R1 at $1285... rating 1, no acciendents, claims or fines for over 6 years, but im 28.

Fook me!!! With QBE with mine and is about the same as my old SD at $434..........ahhh one one the joys of older age.
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby abc » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:07 pm

Aussia owners
I rang QBE yesterday to get an estimate on comprehensive for whenever my bike turns up.
Best I could get was $561. I'm old too. Seems like if you mention the 1190 adv bike they put you in a different catagory same if you mention an RC8 (my first quote 3 months ago was $1250 because they didnt know what a 1290 was and lumped it in with the RC8) There seems to be a price advantage if you tell them it is just an updated and upsized 990 SD, once I explained this the price dropped heaps.
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby MaximusVR46 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:31 pm

Hopefully picking mine up this weekend!
Rang several insurance companies and most were they don't have the info to be able to insure it!

Rang MCE and they managed to find the bike details and quoted £750 !! I used to have an 2009 R1 and was only paying £170. After saying is that the best you can do i was put on hold for 5 mins then the price dropped to £548!

I said no and will think about it. Rang a few others but then spoke to BikeSure and they did it for £300 so i said yes to that.
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby ktmguy » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:38 am

Swann doing this thing over the internet where if you request a quote you can win a Kwak Z1000
That is not the good news the good news is that I got a really good quote about AU$300 cheaper than the next one.
Approx 400 to 450 depending your age and status of your licence. :wink:
They also allow discounts on extra bikes insured under the same person. Nice as it makes sense, you can only ride one at the same time.

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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby scamb66 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:05 am

Just tried to do my MHR with Swann but too old for them (bike not me).
Best I could get was $500 from Shannons, more than the 1290.
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby scamb66 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:46 am

Well its been almost a year down the track and my renewal for the 1290 has come in.
$300 increase to $750 :shock: WTF. 65% increase.
Quick shop around and I can get sub $500 with Swann, QBE will match but fook em, why give them my business with that kind of increase
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby ktmguy » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:30 am

scamb66 wrote:Well its been almost a year down the track and my renewal for the 1290 has come in.
$300 increase to $750 :shock: WTF. 65% increase.
Quick shop around and I can get sub $500 with Swann, QBE will match but fook em, why give them my business with that kind of increase


+1 No point sticking with them. Swann also does that discount for one nominated rider owning more than one bike. It is a bit of a pain as you have to ring them but it saves heaps.
Makes sense, one person can only ride one bike at the time. Insurance companies overseas been doing this for years.

Used to have it with my dad, 2 people on 3 vehicles. Basically you get one vehicle almost free. They still only drop the lowest value vehicle, but still better than a kick in the privates...
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Re: How to: Insure it

Postby scamb66 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:05 am

ktmguy wrote:
scamb66 wrote:Well its been almost a year down the track and my renewal for the 1290 has come in.
$300 increase to $750 :shock: WTF. 65% increase.
Quick shop around and I can get sub $500 with Swann, QBE will match but fook em, why give them my business with that kind of increase


+1 No point sticking with them. Swann also does that discount for one nominated rider owning more than one bike. It is a bit of a pain as you have to ring them but it saves heaps.
Makes sense, one person can only ride one bike at the time. Insurance companies overseas been doing this for years.

Used to have it with my dad, 2 people on 3 vehicles. Basically you get one vehicle almost free. They still only drop the lowest value vehicle, but still better than a kick in the privates...

Going to shift my 990 across to them as well. QBE can get stuffed. So will definitely be giving them a call. Cheers Guy.
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