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
FeeFo Feedback

Footman James reviews

Product Score Customer Comment

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON COMMANDO


I have always been impressed by their service - several years ago I was recovered from Scotland and brought back to Portsmouth when my Norton broke down .

Classic Bike Insurance ENFIELD BULLET


Couldn't have asked for a better experience. They phoned me back with info didn't keep me hanging on for ever. Would recomm.

Classic Bike Insurance BSA STARFIRE


I have been with footman james now for about 10 years they ar a excellent company and provide a excellent services

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON 16H


To renew my insurance was effortless and the advisor was very professional and polite

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI GSX 1100 ET


Good service no hassle and all aspects explained fully.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA C


Very helpful and detailed !

Classic Bike Insurance BSA B33


Very easy transaction thankyou

Classic Bike Insurance BSA A7 SHOOTING STAR


Very professional and helpful, everything explained and suggestions put forward

Classic Bike Insurance BSA B25


Simple and easy

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON 650


Rang Footman James after returning from holiday to find my insurance had expires a otfew days previously. Footman James had sent a reminder to me but holidays got in the way and I omitted to renew on time. Footman James took my call and immediately renewed my insurance at the price previously quoted. Great service

Classic Bike Insurance BSA C15


Friendly is the best way to describe them

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI 150


Easy on-line. Documents came through in 48 hours

Classic Bike Insurance MONTESA IMPALA


Quite happy but would like a breakdown card as loose pieces of paper in my wallet .


Classic Bike Insurance DUCATI 916



Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CX


Very helpful, explained in detail

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD


Dear Footman James, once again this year, I have received first class service, the cost of my 2-bike aqnd spare parts cover has been held at the same level as last year. Many thanks. Richard Baker

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CBX 1000


A very good service from them

Classic Bike Insurance VELOCETTE VENOM


Quick and easy renewal over the phone, only took a couple of minutes

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH SPEED TWIN


Very helpfull

Classic Bike Insurance MATCHLESS G2


Competitive price and fast document delivery.