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
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Classic Bike Insurance reviews

Product Score Customer Comment

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Do what they are supposed to do and do it well.

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i have known of footman james for some time and they have a good reputation and i am happy to be with them

Classic Bike Insurance

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I was late in renewing my bike insurance, but the lady who dealt with me was most polite and efficient. Well done Lassie. xx

Derek

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im very happy with there service.

Classic Bike Insurance

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Helpful staff and cheaper than my present insurer - for the same product!

Classic Bike Insurance

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Helpful and easy to understand

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I have been with Footman James for years with a classic/modern policy. On renewal I asked if I could split into two policies, one classic and one modern. I was told quite bluntly the you would not quote for the modern machine as I did not have any NCD. How come you where quite happy to add my modern machine in Jan, this year, but not give me a modern policy. I have now gone with another insurer who was quite happy to take me on. Although I renewed my matchless on the classic policy for this year I will be looking hard next year on renewal.

Classic Bike Insurance

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Great price and very quick with quotes

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I can only quote how good they are based upon the fact that I've never made a claim or had to be recovered.. I like there professionalism on the phone and there pricing and also when you want to add a bike it's done in minutes..

Classic Bike Insurance

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find the hidden fees a bit of a con (such as £10 to agree a value)

Classic Bike Insurance

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Very helpful in tailoring an insurance policy to suit my requirements.

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very happy with the service over the telephone would recommend this company

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Always helpful. You know exactly what you are insured for. Competitive prices.

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I do not know what to think, I haven't had an insurance certificate yet. Perhaps you might get one sent thru.


On 19-Mar-2015 the supplier responded:
Apologies that you have not yet received your insurance certificate. Another copy has been sent in the post to you today.

Classic Bike Insurance

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Nice to actually speak to someone rather than all done on line and having to wait for reply. Friendly staff, answered phone quoting their name and dealt with request immediately. Have been with F/J for many years and will continue to use them for my requirements.

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very efficient

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No messing about got what i wanted helpfull and friendly thanks


On 17-Mar-2015 the customer changed their rating and added:
Very good

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Classic Bike Insurance

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did what they said and quickly!

Classic Bike Insurance

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Phoned up, got a good quote, job done

Classic Bike Insurance

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Excellent service