Classic Motorcycle Insurance specialists for 30 years

At Footman James we specialise in classic motorcycle insurance and vintage motorcycle insurance. That is why we understand the special bond that riders form with their classic motorcycles, especially if they have been restored and rebuilt as a project of passion. Footman James offers classic motorcycle insurance that is tailored with enthusiasts in mind; and because of this the cover provided for helmet and leathers has increased from £250 to £750 on all classic motorcycle policies. 

As lovers of classic motorcycles, we have links with many enthusiasts and their clubs and – as part of our commitment to them – we offer specialist rates for classic motorcycle enthusiast club members. We stay close to the classic biking community and get involved with some of the largest classic motorcycle organisations in the world, including the VMCC and the VJMC. To see the full list of clubs and associations that we work with, please visit our Clubs page.

You can be sure that by arranging your insurance through Footman James your classic motorcycle, from a BSA to a Triumph, will be covered.


At Footman James we understand that classic bike enthusiasts want to make the most of their classic bikes. That’s why we can now offer a range of additional cover options, which allows customers to pick and choose cover to suit their particular needs. The cover options are collectively called FJ+ and includes options such as breakdown, nil deduction salvage retention and ride to work. So whether a customer wants to ride other classics, hire their bike for weddings or wants to participate in track days we’ve got it covered!

Example FJ+ Cover Options
Legal Protection
Spare Parts
Spare Parts 2, 5 and 10
Ride To Work
Agreed Value
Nil Deduction Salvage Retention

Footman James reviews

ProductScoreCustomer Comments

Classic Bike Insurance SCOOTER INDIA LTD VIJAY


Would highly recommend, and definitely use again

Classic Bike Insurance HARLEY DAVIDSON FLHT


We have renewed this policy several times and are always please in both the policies coverage and the extras included.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA R250 RS


very good service. I have all ready recommended to my friends. they give you a realistic quote in the first instance , saving you the trouble of looking at other quotes.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CBR


Great price, great service

Classic Bike Insurance VELOCETTE 250 GTP


A good and obviously experienced company to deal with on the telephone. All details well explained by an easy to hear voice. In would recomend them anytime.

Classic Bike Insurance GILERA CX125


no quote received after several days wait.

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON TRITON


I had spoken with my existing Insurance Company, who were making life difficult. A friend recommended Footman James, I called them and the insurance issue was solved in a matter of minutes. They were helpful and friendly, I would have no hesitation recommending Footman James.

Classic Bike Insurance BSA A10


Straightforward process.

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA VIRAGO XV


The operative was very polite, thorough and helpful.He made me feel that he really understood the business.

Classic Bike Insurance BMW R80


efficient and fair

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI GSX


Very polite , smooth process from start to finish. Well done.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI


Not only the best classic motorbike insurance around I feel the service your staff give is second to none. Friendly etc and your talking to a person not a computer screen!

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH TROPHY

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  • Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI SV

Fast, friendly, helpful.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CD


excellent fast easy very well explained

Classic Bike Insurance MANURHIN HOBBY


No hassle

Classic Bike Insurance SUNBEAM A23S


Rapid helpfful service. Highly recommended.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA SX


never had issues, very informative. very easy to renew policy. Most of my mated appear to have problems with their brokers, Footman James are very good

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA RD 60


Renewal plus additions all taken care of quickly. will use again .



Courteous staff, well informed and helpful. No unnecessary questions asked and no annoying sales spiel, would recommend to others.

Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI RICKMAN CR


always helpful

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