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

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Policy is advertised at £64 in VMCC publication yet there is a £10 arrangement fee on top.

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I have three policies with Footman James and so far I have no complaints at all.

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Explained all I asked was pleasent to deal with

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I did find it really annoying to have such a one dimensional answer to my ? regarding were I can keep the bike overnight. It seems the only word that would be accepted was garage I actually keep the bike in a fully alarmed workshop. but garage was on my details so I had to use that word. I also can keep it in a fully enclosed area that is locked on all-sides (no roof) again garage was the only answer. I would like to know what the key requirements are rather than your people having such little one dimensional knowledge of such a simple basic ?
Andrew Wills
this is not the 1st time I have asked the same ? and got the same response

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Hi ,
From the start , easy to do on line . follow up emails and a phone call from a chap asking if all was ok with the policy etc...basically keeping me imformed at all times and valuing my custom... I changed from Bennets ins .. and glad I did. great service from start to finish .. already recommended to friends.. thank you paul toplis

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Fast and good service

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It made a real change to deal with this Insurance company. It was straight forward and easy to understand. They didn't throw so much information, regulations, clauses, counter clauses at you, you were unable to keep track of what you were actually agreeing too.
Pleasantly surprised at a well organised, 'shortish' phone call and everything was arranged.

Michael Davies

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Excellent service, quickly received my documents would recommend

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good service thanks

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The website is easy to use and if you need to speak to an advisor they have friendly and helpful.

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Telephone reminder for renewal a useful service.
Quick easy renewal.

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very pleased

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Helpful staff with good telephone manner.
little bit long winded getting to a consultant initially but otherwise good.

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Renewing my motorcycle insurance would be easier if I could use the Internet but the form will not accept my Spanish address so I have to telephone and ringing from Spain can be expensive. Having said that though the staff are always very pleasant and helpful

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Very professional everything was explained and my questions were answered fully,
Pleasant and helpful service.

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Very impressed with sales guy I dealt with, very polite,well informed and sorted my insurance with ease, well done

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good response on phone

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Always been good for renewals
Not experienced the claims service yet but hope it is of the same quality if I ever have to use it

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Very friendly service

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I appreciate the phone call to remind Me that My Insurance is due for renewal, it gives Me the opportunity to do it there and then.