Who are Bennetts?
We are the UK’s No. 1 motorcycle insurance specialist, with more than 80 years experience in the insurance industry. We currently provide motorcycle insurance cover to over 200,000 riders across the UK and are the most recommended bike insurance brand.
Finding the best value motorcycle insurance cover is easy when you choose Bennetts. We call upon the services of top insurers to make sure that you get our lowest priced cover possible, and can even advise you on ways to help reduce your insurance premiums.
Authority on motorcycle insurance
Bennetts was founded by Gordon Bennett in 1930 and initially provided general insurance services. However, by the early 1980s we began focussing solely on motorcyclists and we’ve been dedicated to providing insurance solutions for all kinds of motorcycles ever since.
In 2000, we launched our quote and buy online facility – the first of its kind in the industry – which led to us winning the Insurance Age Website of the Year in 2001. We’ve been part of the BGL Group , one of the UK’s leading personal lines insurance groups, since 2001 sitting alongside an impressive portfolio of other insurance brands including Compare the Market and Budget.
We’re not like other motorcycle insurance brokers. Here’s how choosing Bennetts can benefit you:
- tailored motorcycle insurance cover for you and your budget
- five-star products (rated by Defaqto)
- UK-based call centre
- 24/7 quote and buy online facility
- experienced and friendly claims team available all day every day
- monthly payment plans available
- 90-day EU cover as standard
- three levels of RAC breakdown cover for added peace of mind
- wide range of additional cover options for you and your bike
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Tailored motorcycle insurance cover for you and your budget – We offer schemes from top insurers to make sure that you get our lowest priced cover possible.
Five-star products (rated by Defaqto) – As our five-star Defaqto Rating takes all aspects of our bike insurance into account, you can trust that you’re getting the best possible service from Bennetts.
UK-based call centre – All our call centre staff are based in Coventry, so you can talk to real people when you need to!
24/7 quote and buy online facility – Getting a quote with Bennetts is now even easier. Our online quotation request is totally secure and simple to complete.
Experienced and friendly claims team available all day every day – Our experienced motorcycle claims team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Monthly payment plans available – We can arrange monthly instalments for you so you don’t have to pay your motorcycle insurance premium up front.
90-day EU cover as standard – If you’re planning a two-wheel trip to Europe, you can be safe in the knowledge that your bike is covered in the event of the unexpected.
Three levels of RAC breakdown cover for added peace of mind – We offer three levels of RAC breakdown cover to suit every budget.
Wide range of additional cover options for you and your bike – Our optional add-ons range from Helmet and Leathers Cover to Personal Accident insurance.
What policies do Bennetts offer?
We understand that motorcycles come in many guises and that no two riders are the same. Whether you use your bike on the daily commute to work or are a regular long-distance rider, we’ll find a policy to suit your needs and your budget.
At the lower end of the capacity spectrum, scooters and mopeds provide a popular and economical form of transportation for short distances and inner-city commuting. Insurance quotes for these types of bikes are usually reflective of their reliability and relatively low value. However, this is in contrast to higher capacity and more powerful superbikes. Their features are often akin with the kind of bikes you see ridden at high speeds around race tracks, and as a result, premiums are usually much higher.
We can also provide insurance quotes for a number of other genres of motorcycle in between these two extremes, including adventure bikes, roadsters, cruisers and off-road machines. In addition, we offer tailored policies to different types of riders, including females, young riders and commuters and can offer discounts on multi-bike policies. Contact our experienced advisors today on 0844 209 0498 to see how we can save you money on your premium.
Additional cover options
As well as providing insurance cover for your motorcycle or scooter, we also offer a wide range of additional cover options designed with riders in mind. Our Personal Accident Cover providesa one-off payment if you’re involved in an accident and you’re seriously injured, while our Legal Expenses Cover can help protect you if you’re involved in a non-fault collision.
Want to avoid being stuck by the roadside with a broken down motorcycle? We also offer three levels of RAC breakdown cover to suit every budget. Standard cover starts at just £39.99, while motorcyclists looking to travel to the continent can cover themselves for £90.00.
You can also protect your riding gear with our Helmet and Leathers Cover. From just £48.00, we’ll cover you for up to £750 of protective clothing, so you won’t be left out of pocket if your equipment is damaged as the result of an accident.
Tips from professionals
As the old saying goes, honesty is the best policy, and it’s important to be truthful when obtaining a motorcycle insurance quote. In the current economic climate, it’s tempting to try and reduce your insurance premium any way you can, but if you’re dishonest about the finer details of your policy, it could be invalidated.
Don’t say your bike is stored in a garage overnight if it’s really parked on the street, and be honest about how many modifications your motorcycle really has. When getting a quote, it’s best to disclose too much rather than too little information, so you can be completely sure you’re fully protected and won’t be left out of pocket if you have to make a claim.
Our experienced customer service team can help advise you on other ways you can help to reduce your premium, such as upping the security on your bike or increasing your excess to reduce monthly payments. Call 0800 107 7990 and speak to an adviser today.
Bennetts as a wider brand
We’re passionate about motorcycling. Biking is at the heart of everything we do and you’ll regularly see us attending two-wheel events, Sunday ride-outs and rallies up and down the country.
Our Bennetts:Live events take place at popular locations such as The Thundersprint, Squires Café Bar and Matlock Bath, where you can even meet the stunning Bennetts Babes Squad! Our Ultimate Track Day also takes place once a year, where lucky attendees can learn to ride a race track with their racing heroes and Bennetts-supported riders including James Toseland, Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding.
Strengthening the motorcycle community is particularly important to us. We give motorcyclists the opportunity to win their ultimate Biking Dream, while supporting a number of UK motorcycle-related causes, and were the driving force behind a recent UK Government e-petition to make motorcycling-related questions compulsory on the driving theory test. We were overwhelmed by the support we received from the UK motorcycling population and continue our campaign to save bikers’ lives.
Awards received for insurance products
We appreciate and value our customers’ feedback. That’s why we’re immensely proud of being voted the most recommended motorcycle insurance brand and No. 1 for customer service* by the people who mean the most to us – riders. These acknowledgements mean we’re currently the No. 1 motorcycle insurance specialist, but the awards don’t stop there…
We’ve also been rewarded with a five-star rating on our motorcycle insurance by Defaqto – the highest possible accolade awarded by the independent financial research company. The rating includes all aspects of our motorcycle insurance products to make sure we’re providing the best possible service to our customers.
* Survey of 500 bikers conducted by independent research company, Synovate, in November 2011
How to get a quote
Getting a motorcycle insurance quote from Bennetts is easy. Whether you’re looking for fully comprehensive or third party-only cover, we’ll do all the legwork so that you get the lowest priced scooter, moped or motorcycle insurance quote possible. Simply get a quote online or call our experienced UK-based customer service team on 0844 209 0498 who are ready to help you reduce your annual premium.