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
Breakdown
Legal Protection
Spare Parts
Spare Parts 2, 5 and 10
Ride To Work
Agreed Value
Nil Deduction Salvage Retention
FeeFo Feedback

Classic Bike Insurance reviews

Product Score Customer Comment

Classic Bike Insurance

+

Disappointed that riding bikes not belonging to policy holder is limited to machines more than 20 years old.

Classic Bike Insurance

+

Very professional, I was taken through all the options available and given the information to make a decision based on my needs. I would recommend Footman James to others looking for insurance at a competitive rate with great customer service.

Classic Bike Insurance

++

No problems. Smooth transaction.

Classic Bike Insurance

++

5 star

Classic Bike Insurance

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I have never made a claim, but my premium increases well above the rate of inflation every year. When comparing prices, other suppliers are much lower cost. When questioning the price a better deal can be obtained but it is disappointing that the best price for a good long standing customer is not offered.
I am happy with the excellent level of cover, but feel that my continued business is being taken advantage of. I do not need recovery, unlimited mileage but it is nice to have it there.
If the price for renewal each year was in line with inflation then I would have rated FJ as excellent.

Classic Bike Insurance

+

Very good service as always.

Classic Bike Insurance

++

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Jessica Bird who set up my Classic Motorcycle Insurance. I will definitely recommend Footman James to my colleagues.
Thank you!

Classic Bike Insurance

++

Very good

Classic Bike Insurance

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Very informal easy to talk to sales personel taliored insurance quotes.

Classic Bike Insurance

+

good service

Classic Bike Insurance

+

As Above

Classic Bike Insurance

+

what do you want a pat on the back for doing your job ??.

Classic Bike Insurance

+

One can never be sure how good ones insurers are until one needs to make a claim.

Classic Bike Insurance

++

very helpful, competitive,easy to deal with.

Classic Bike Insurance

+

I have found Footman James easy to deal with

Classic Bike Insurance

+

Ok so far. Cheaper than Carole Nash.

Classic Bike Insurance

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fast replies to enquiries; fair price

Classic Bike Insurance

+

I am disappointed with the Admin fee of £10 being added to the policy cost, why???

Also the premiums seem to have shot up over the last 3 yrs., compared to my car insurance which has fallen!!!

The £25 admin fee to make a change is also ridiculously expensive, surely half this amount or less would suffice.

Otherwise service has always been good and staff helpful.

Classic Bike Insurance

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Good service at the right price, thanks.

Classic Bike Insurance

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So far so good no problems.