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

Footman James reviews

ProductScoreCustomer Comments

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI


fast and exactly as asked for 2 bikes 1 policy reasonable price

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI T250


Good communication

Classic Bike Insurance MUZ/MZ TS


Good Telephone service and prompt arrival of updated Policy

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI INTRUDER


Helpful and friendly

Classic Bike Insurance BSA C10


Excellent service from a highly recommended company, Thank you.

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE


Keep up the good work.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CB


Excellent best value friendly staff very helpful

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA C 200


Speedy & efficient service

Classic Bike Insurance HARLEY DAVIDSON FXR


Easy to deal with.

Classic Bike Insurance HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT


Reasonable rates of Insurance

Classic Bike Insurance BIMOTA YB6 TUATARA


Polite and efficient service

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI T500


Very helpful, added a 2nd bike to the policy for very little additional premium

Classic Bike Insurance SCOTT TOURER SIDECAR


very informative

Classic Bike Insurance VESPA-PIAGGIO DOUGLAS


very efficient

Classic Bike Insurance APRILIA RSV


I can not really fault the service. The level of cover and additional benefits included is very good especially for owners of multiple vehicles.

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH TRIDENT


very quick

Classic Bike Insurance BMW K100


The telephone was answered quickly,l was put through to a person who delt with my insurance application efficiently,l was satisfied with the service.l would recommend them to other people and l would probably continue being insured by them.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA GP


excellent service...easy to renew

Classic Bike Insurance BSA SUNBEAM


A very good and quick professional service.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA 150 LD


5 star

Classic Motorcycle Insurance Classic Motorcycle Insurance specialists for 30 years