Find the Best Value Moped Insurance with Bennetts
We don’t just provide motorcycle insurance – we also provide specialist moped and scooter insurance cover. Whatever make or model you may ride, we make sure that you have the best cover for your requirements and that you are fully protected by an insurer you can trust.
How to Get a Quote
Getting a moped insurance quote is easy with Bennetts – we’ll do the legwork to find you the best premium for your requirements from our panel.
Simply complete our online form for an instant quote, or call our dedicated UK-based call centre on 0800 107 7990, who are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to find our best deal for you.
Who Can Ride a Moped?
All that's required to get on a moped up to 50cc is the successful completion of a one-day training course called CBT - Compulsory Basic Training. Car licence holders are also entitled to ride a moped if their full licence was issued before 1 February 2001.
Ensure your Moped is Insured
It is now a legal requirement for registered moped keepers to insure their vehicles at all times. The government has tightened up the rules by introducing a new set of regulations known as Continuous Insurance Enforcement Scheme, which makes it an offence to keep your vehicle in a garage without insurance, unless it has been declared off the road to the DVLA.
Hence it’s crucial to get your moped insured before you hit the road. Whether you ride Peugeot or Piaggio, make sure you are fully covered all year round.
The Moped Legend
Some mopeds come with gears, some are ‘twist and go’, although the most famous moped of all time – the legendary Honda Super Cub had gears. Built by Honda in 1958, the Super Cub is the most popular motor vehicle ever built. It is almost impossible to find anyone involved in motorcycling who hasn’t ridden a Cub and nearly every racer or bike enthusiast learnt to ride by thrashing a Cub around a muddy field when they were too young to venture onto the road.
The Benefits or Riding a Moped
As a young rider, the biggest benefit of a moped is the freedom it offers you. They may be limited to 28mph, but even at this slow pace you can get to places without relying on lifts from your parents. Also, mopeds are remarkably frugal, easily doing 80mpg while remaining incredibly reliable – and you can even get replicas of your racing hero’s steed.
To more experienced riders, a moped is a cheap, economical means of zipping through traffic on short journeys and as well as being cheap to insure they cost just £17 a year in road tax. Environmentally speaking, a lot of the new electric vehicles are classed as mopeds due to their small engine size and even the petrol versions are good news for Mother Nature as they don’t sit in queues pumping out fumes like cars.
Scooters are favoured by 16-year-olds who are legally allowed to ride a scooter up to 50cc with ‘L’ plates once they have completed their CBT.
What Defines a Scooter?
According to UK registration criteria, a scooter is a style of motorcycle in much the same way as a sports bike or a naked bike is a style. As long as it is above 49cc and is a motorcycle with a step through frame (allows you to sit with your feet together on a footboard as the frame runs along the floor) then it is classed as a scooter.
The mounting of the engine, which is usually combined with the rear swingarm or located below the rider’s seat, allows this unique kind of frame design.
The Short History of a Cultural Icon
Despite scooters being recorded as existing before 1914, most generally regard the Vespa as the first ‘scooter for the masses’. Launched in 1946, the Piaggio Vespa (which means wasp in Italian, a reference to the noise the two-stroke motor made) brought scootering to Europe and with the Innocenti Lambretta following a year later, a whole craze was started – one that continues to this day.
In the 1960s ‘Mods’ chose the scooter as their mode of transport as it was far cooler than a British bike that leaked oil on your sharp suit. The scooter scene hit a worldwide audience when the film Quadrophenia, which depicted Mod life, was released in 1979.
Nowadays a scooter isn’t limited to a small engine; some modern maxi scooters can be really powerful. The maxi-engine starts at 250cc and goes up to 850cc, making the scooter close in size to most motorcycles.
The Benefits of Riding a Scooter
As the majority of scooters are ‘twist and go’ they don’t have a clutch, making them easier to ride through congested cities. Commuters love the fact that most scooters have large under seat storage compartments, meaning that you don’t have to lug a helmet around the shops.
With congestion charges, the cost of train tickets, limited parking and high petrol prices, scooters are becoming increasingly popular for inner-city commuters. The environmental benefits don’t only include the generally excellent fuel economy of scooters, but also the fact that they reduce congestion.
50cc and 125cc Scooters
A 50cc scooter or 125cc scooter is the perfect commuter, with plenty of nippy power for crossing town in the traffic, and a lightweight manoeuvrability that will leave most other vehicles jealously watching you as you weave out of sight. What's more, while motorbikes are all too often about performance first, with practicality coming as an afterthought, scooters are one of the most practical ways to get around.
Why Choose Bennetts
Why Choose Bennetts
We work closely with our trusted panel of insurers to compare moped insurance policies and obtain the best quotes possible at the most competitive prices. We can offer comprehensive, third party fire and theft or third party only moped insurance cover as well as a number of additional benefits, such as:
- 16 of the most common modifications covered as standard
- 70% off Ultimate cover – includes Legal Expenses, RAC Breakdown EU*, Helmet & Leathers and Personal Accident
- Specialist insurance cover tailored to your needs and budget
- Five-star products (as rated by Defaqto)
- UK-based call centre
- 24/7 quote and buy online
- Specialist claims team available all day, every day
- Monthly payment plans to make your life easier (subject to status)
- 90-day EU cover is included as standard
- Three levels of RAC breakdown cover
- Plus, enjoy a range of essential savings for bikers, with Bennetts Exclusives
*121cc bikes and under receive RAC Breakdown Plus with a discount of 69%