Insurance for your
Classic Bike

  • Optional agreed value
  • Insure classic and modern bikes on one multi-bike policy
  • Salvage retention options available
  • Show and events cover
  • NO ADMIN FEE for additional bike modifications


Looking for classic motorcycle insurance?

Whether you’re looking to insure your modern classic or your vintage bike, our insurance for classic bikes comes with optional agreed valuations, show and event cover and no admin fees for additional modifications.

Whatever your reasons for owning a vintage or classic bike, you're an enthusiast that knows your push rods from your bevel drives and are dedicated to a biking life of tinkering, polishing and taking part in biking events – for you the joy of ownership runs much deeper that just riding it.

Classic bikes are something special. That’s why our tailored insurance packages are 5 star Defaqto rated and come with 17 common modifications covered as standard. Whether you are looking to insure your modern classic bike or your vintage bike we will search our panel of insurers to find you our best price for the cover you need.

At Bennetts we’ve been trusted by riders for over 90 years, we understand classic bike owners and that’s why our insurance for your classic bike is designed with you in mind.

Our insurance for your classic bike includes the following features:

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When does a motorcycle become a classic?

Vintage, Classic or even Definitive. There is no real definition of the word classic in relation to motorbikes. Bennetts covers a large number of biking brands and types of bikes. Triumph, Norton, Vincent or Royal Enfield are just some of the vintage brands we cover, whilst ex-military, older racing models and vintage bikes are also applicable to the classic insurance product. Your bike has an intrinsic value, excels in design excellence, styling and individualism and your low mileage goes hand in hand with carefully garaging it.


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Why choose Bennetts insurance for your classic motorbike?

We're a motorcycle insurance specialist, founded in 1930 and so have over 90 years experience and expertise in motorcycling. We have a particular specialism in insurance for your classic bike and have access to a selection of trusted insurers, making sure you have the right insurance to protect you and your classic motorbike.

Getting a quote for your classic bike with us is quick and simple! Our insurance policies also come with the following benefits:

  • FREE BikeSocial membership with access to exclusive discount voucher codes and more when you buy your motorbike insurance policy direct
  • Tailored insurance packages 
  • Expert 24-hour claims service
  • UK based call centre
  • Insure modern and classic bikes on one multi-bike policy
  • 17 common modifications covered as standard
  • Up to 90 days EU cover included as standard 

Bennetts and Classic Bikes

Bennetts also looks to provide our customers with as much information as possible on classic and vintage bikes. Read through our Classic Bike section in BikeSocial for regular updates on the industry and reviews from our expert team.


How old does a bike need to be to qualify as a classic?

This can vary depending on the type of bike as Bennetts also cover modern classics, however broadly speaking older bikes need to be at least 15 years old.

Can I insure my sidecar?

Yes. If you insure your bike with us, your sidecar is covered too. If you tow a caravan or trailer, they'll also be covered, as long as they were built to be towed by a bike and are attached to your bike in a standard way.

What level of cover do I need for my classic bike?

The level of cover you choose for your classic bike depends on the level of cover that best suits your needs. We offer Third Party Only, Third Party Fire and Theft and Fully Comprehensive insurance.

Do I need classic bike insurance if I don't ride the bike?

Yes. Unless you have declared your bike SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification), you will need to have insurance for it.