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 find a club or association nearby, please visit our Classic Enthusiast Clubs section.

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 NERACAR C


Easy communications

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI


Very helpful

Classic Bike Insurance BMW R90


As usual another first class services during this year's insurance renewal.

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH TROPHY


Could not have been better

Classic Bike Insurance BSA A10



Classic Bike Insurance BSA D175


A brilliant product and a very fair price with added extras to boot.

Classic Bike Insurance AJS + SIDECAR 16


i have always received great service from this company very helpful and cheerful staff i would recommend footman james toanyone

Classic Bike Insurance BSA L25


good service with regard to a change in the policy.
would i recommend the company .yes
would i buy from them again .yes
as far the service.everything is A1

Classic Bike Insurance MATCHLESS G80S


The telephone operator was very clear and helpful.

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI GSX


Fast efficient and easy.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CB


Very helpful staff. No waiting for phone to be answered

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA RD


On-line quotation tool was easy to use, with clear outcome. Subsequent telephone discussion was friendly and helpful, and the representative was knowledgeable, rather than just reading from the script. The buying experience was good. Price is not everything, but the quote was competitive.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CBR

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Good price great service

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA XBR


good knowledge and friendly approach

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH TIGER


straightforward application and confirmation process. competitive quote, and purchase driven by good testomonials.

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA SR


excellent service, highly recommend

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI 125 SPECIAL


very efficient and helpful, well priced insurance.

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA FZR


Easy to renew

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA XS


Cover multi classic and modern motorcycles for my husband and myself with little trouble on one policy
Adding motorcycles through the year with no effect.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA LI 150


Excellent service

Classic Motorcycle Insurance Classic Motorcycle Insurance specialists for 30 years