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.

Tailor your policy
Footman James understands the passion motorcycle enthusiasts have for their pride and joy and have created additional options to tailor their policy. These options are known as FJ+; ranging from breakdown, spare parts, agreed value and the opportunity to ride other classics.

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 Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC) and the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC).

Footman James is proud to be in partnership with some of the most well-known names in the classic motorcycle industry including; the National Motorcycle Museum and the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum to bring benefits to enthusiasts.

To see the full list of clubs and associations that we work with, please visit our Clubs page.


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 T140


The staff are always helpful. The policy is good value for money. Renewal reminders are sent out in good time. Only one regret and that is I'll have to transfer to another insurer once I trade in my classic bike because modern bike insurance with Footman is only available on the condition that I also hold classic bike insurance with the company.

Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI Z1


When I phoned for a renew on my policy I wanted a bike taken off and another one putting on, the girl said and I quote, I will have to see what the divergence will be and says I. Won't be long,les than 4 seconds later she said it's the same price I said it can not be I'm taking a 10,000 bike off and putting a 3,000 bike on, she said well that what it is, so I said let me talk to someone else she said she was the manager and no one was higher than me there if you don't want it fine,so I said I would leave it, the next day one of your team phoned me and put me through to a lovely girl who could not do enough for me and when I told her what bike I wanted off and another on it came out 60 cheaper.if it wasn't for the girl that got me my policy all sorted out and got it me cheaper I would not be with you now, I praise the service I've had from you in the past, and tell everyone about how good you are,sorry for the low score otherwise it's always been the highest score,the young lady was rude and did not care..sorry

On 23-May-2017 the supplier responded:

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused and for the confusion. One of our insurance advisors has attempted to contact you a few times, but haven't managed to get through to you.

An email has also been sent with our apologies and more information. Thank you very much for your feedback and if you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Classic Bike Insurance BULTACO SHERPA


I have used fj before ,very helpful pleasant service..

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA VFR


just made it easy to cover all my bikes with no fuss

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA GP


Made insuring so easy to do .
When my car insurance is up will be sure to use footman James for a quote.

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