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 TRIUMPH TIGER


After receiving a renewal notice dated 05/07/16 I renewed cover for my Tiger 100A Reg FAS312 by your web site at 11.23sat 09/06/16 and had to print all relevant docs. Today Tues 27/07/16 I received a comprehensive 15 page renewal request dated 10/06/16 together with a policy summary booklet. It would be far more useful if you had sent the new policy and related documents promptly by mail.

Classic Bike Insurance HARLEY DAVIDSON FXWG


Thanks for every thing

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA RVF


Great service

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI


Good clear concise operator dealt with my enquiry, gave me time to think it over, called me back and went through my insurance thoroughly, been with them before and still getting the great service, many thanks

Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI KR-1S


Helpful, friendly and got me the right insurance I required.

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON COMMANDO


The original written quote did not equate with the inline one when I tried to renew on line.

I did pay more than expected but not as much as the on line price.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA XBR 500


Hi Guys, thanks very much for the renewal paperwork and price, I found the very competitive and in keeping with what I needed. I was also able to up grade the maximum mileage covered by my Classic policy fro, 5 to 7K , inline with my needs. The paperwork via post arrived about 30 hours later. I also have to insure my everyday bike and I will get a quote from Footman James.

Classic Bike Insurance BULTACO SHERPA


Excellent service

Classic Bike Insurance BMW K100


very good service

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH DAYTONA


Made the difficult task of ungrading the value and renewing the insurance on my eight classic/vintage motorcycles almost a pleasure.

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA FJ 1200

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always an efficient telephone service.
always the best price I can get for cover on a varied bike collection.

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA XT



Classic Bike Insurance SUNBEAM 9A


I was able to increase the value of my insured motorcycle and receive a new quote without any problems. I was advised that I would not be able to renew online due to the change and instead renew by telephone. This was done satisfactorily.

Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI Z


Offered all i need for motorcycle insurance :)

Classic Bike Insurance AJS 18


Fast friendly service and a very competitive quote!

Classic Bike Insurance BMW K100


Quick and efficient service, also very friendly

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH TR-6



Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI GSX


Excellent customer service, the only place to buy classic bike insurance in my opinion.

Classic Bike Insurance MZ ETZ


Helpfull staff and great value for money.

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI T 350


Comprehensive approach, good options, knowledgeable staff.
Took quite a while to complete.

Classic Motorcycle Insurance Classic Motorcycle Insurance specialists for 30 years