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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.

FJ+

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

Footman James reviews

ProductScoreCustomer Comments

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH T140 BONNEVILLE

Service:++

First class insurance for classic motorcycles.

Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI Z

Service:++

Very good to deal with

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA XT

Service:++

Very good no problems. Have used many times before for my classic cars and bikes.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA VFR

Service:++

No dramas straight forward renewal.
Job done !!!

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA XT

Service:-

Thank you for asking for feedback as I have had a disappointing start to this new motorcycle policy.
Firstly, There was poor attention to answers given when asking the myriad of questions at the beginning of a relationship. They are all recorded for training purposes.
Some information was incorrectly recorded, some wasn`t recorded and some was carried forward from an historic policy c 7 years ago, but not updated.
The policy was then e-mailed to an historic work address from 7 years ago (so it never arrived) and then, after I chased things up, sent to a mis-spelled address the following day.
At the third time of asking, e-mail contact was finally correctly established and I was advised the policy would be mailed to me.
This was unnecessary and (as far as I recall) contra to the question asked of me in the "start up" exercise. Are you content to receive documentation electronically?----Yes.
Yesterday, the paperwork arrived in the post----in duplicate----
Two separate envelopes, each containing 34 sheets of top quality paper were delivered.
Each envelope contained an extra 7 blank sheets.
Envelope number two contained an extra three sheets belonging to a different customer, with a Classic Car policy living in London.
I was amazed-----71 sheets of unwanted paper!
In summary, I`m pleased with the FJ price; amazed at the wastefulness; disappointed by the initial clerical attention and I`ll hold my breath if I have the mis-fortune to have to make a claim.

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH 5TA

Service:++

I am a member of the VMCC and the Triumph OMCC and both clubs recommend FJ and I can see why

Classic Bike Insurance APRILIA PEGASO

Service:++

I have had good service from footman james and will continue to use them

Classic Bike Insurance DUCATI 999

Service:++

Insurance renewal sorted out very quickly and at a good price.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA SX

Service:++

quick fast no nonsense straight to buisness deal done great savings cheap az dont go anywhere come to james

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH T140

Service:++

GG

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI

Service:++

The people I spoke to on the phone sorted out my policy as requested .

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH T21

Service:++

Friendly, knowledgeable call centre staff

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI

Service:++

Very pleasant and efficient staff.

Classic Bike Insurance APRILIA RS

Service:++

Friendly advisor

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA VT

Service:++

Very helpful

Classic Bike Insurance HARLEY DAVIDSON MT

Service:++

A smooth and easy purchase I recommend to my friends my only concern is the last few years have seen what appears to be a 10% or so rise in cost year on year, well above the RPI that said I am still content with my package and for the moment will not be looking for a better deal

Classic Bike Insurance RICKMAN KAWASAKI

Service:+

good charges and good service

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CB

Service:+

Informative and answering my questions

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON COMMANDO

Service:++

My only complaint would be that having sold one bike so now only insuring two bikes instead of three the price was more expensive than last year . However when I phoned to query this I was offered a discount which I accepted.

Classic Bike Insurance BSA BANTAM

Service:++

If Footman James continue to offer this level of service I will certainly continue to use and recommend them.

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