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

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Quick, easy transaction. Superb resolution of query over 'admin' charges, and subsequently gave me a marginally better price than the competition. Will continue to recommend you!

Classic Bike Insurance

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Excellent service, very professional and friendly, the young lady who dealt with my insurance appeared to now what she was talking about and what she was doing, as many of the over companies I had tried could not help me and did not seem to now about classic scooters, would highly recommend and use again.

Classic Bike Insurance

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Helpfull And fast thank you

Classic Bike Insurance

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very happy to be with footman james

Classic Bike Insurance

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helpful staff, a pleasure to deal with

Classic Bike Insurance

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Pleasant well informed staff member.
Dealt with renewal competently and answered any queries I had.

Classic Bike Insurance

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The documents arrived on time and correct, but !! what a lot of waffle from the underwriters lots of repeated get outs too much legealese and not enough plain language.

Classic Bike Insurance

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I was unable to get any answers to my questions.

Classic Bike Insurance

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always good service and excellent prices

Classic Bike Insurance

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Conflicting information given by two separate advisors

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Excellent online system.

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Superb service from start to finish

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Over the years I have found your service to be excellent
Thank you Mr S Timms

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First class service and competitive rates.

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There seems to be a disconnect between people following up on-line quotes and sales. I completed my purchased but was subsequently chased by staff who hadn't been updated. Other than that staff are friendly and helpful.

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Now charging a separate arrangement fee, why not offer the cover and state that the price includes arrangement, even though your fee is a bit cheaper than most?
- Still the cheapest & best, BUT Swinton are trying hard and came up with a slightly better competitive offer for the same cover. I had to haggle and get the price down to match. Would rather you pared the price down in the first place. After all I (and probably many others) have used your service for about 15 years, so it shows the service is good.

Classic Bike Insurance

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

Classic Bike Insurance

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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.

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No problems. Smooth transaction.