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 find a club or association nearby, please visit our Classic Enthusiast Clubs section.

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 ARIEL NH 350


Really good company to deal with.
Very clearly spoken staff.
Very competitive prices.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CBX


Easy to renew insurance and all my queries were answered promptly. I have recently had to make a claim on my policy and this was handled both fairly and promptly.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA VFR


Very helpfull staff , and friendly, no hard sell . Helpfull information.

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON TRITON


excellent service and price

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH MODEL H


Polite easy service

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA DL


First class service, prompt and polite.

Classic Bike Insurance VESPA-PIAGGIO 50


1st class service

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD


Very helpful service on the phone, and information given on levels of insurance cover. This is why I contacted you company first as I have had motorcycle cover with you before. My thanks to all at you company.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI


very helpful and made easy to understand.

Classic Car Insurance BMW 318

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  • Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI VN

Very pleasing straight forward service

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA RS


Efficient, pleasant, personal service at a realistic price.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA VFR


Motorcycle Insurance (covering 4 bikes). I have used Footman James to cover my 4 bikes for 6 years now. They have always been professional and the cover has always been fairly priced. I had to claim a couple of years ago after a big accident in France and the matter was dealt with quickly and very fairly (their offer for my written off R1) was actually slightly more than I think the bike was worth. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Classic Bike Insurance Suzuki GT 750A


Extremely helpful & knowledgeably staff, made the whole process easy.Would definitely recommend.

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON 99


They were efficient and the quote was competitive,and the documents were emailed straight away.

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE


Very helpful staff, understood my needs for the old bike. a very competative insurance.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI 150 SERIES 3


Very helpful lady I dealt with who quickly answered all the questions I had and was very professional. Made the whole process very quick easy and hassle free.

Classic Bike Insurance ROYAL ENFILED WD/C


Not perfect as I still do not have my insurance certificate

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI PE


good price good communication

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA TV

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  • Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA GP

Excellent service. The policy had another two scooters added to the same and this was done on the request over the telphone. The lad couldn't have been nicer.

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI GT


Very helpful in phone call. Not kept waiting either

Classic Motorcycle Insurance Classic Motorcycle Insurance specialists for 30 years