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 HONDA VFR


Fairly quick to answer phone, helpful staff

Classic Bike Insurance DUCATI 907


Call answered quickly. Everything was dealt with in an efficient way.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA TV175


I am pleased with the service and the renewal arrangements.

Classic Bike Insurance HARLEY DAVIDSON WLC


Only 7.00 more than last year, so quite reasonable

Classic Bike Insurance YAMAHA TR1


Good service, but disappointed by my insurance going up , because I had left the VMCC and joined the MZ riders club, no mention of different rates for different clubs, my insurance went up by nearly 100

Classic Bike Insurance LAVERDA JOTA


good service ,remind you twice when its due by letter first and just before its due by phone, good price insured my bike for years.

Classic Bike Insurance SUZUKI GT


Great price for 2 classic bikes, with my GT500 and RD 400 approaching TAX FREE status thought I would get them insured.Was pleasantly surprised with a great low quote for them on a 1000 mile a year policy.

Classic Bike Insurance LAMBRETTA GP


Perfect customer service offered. Clear information and the right sort of cover that I needed.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA CBR


right price and cover.

Classic Bike Insurance KAWASAKI Z


Really good service great price and help from Footman James

Classic Bike Insurance BMW R1100


Service is okay but large increase in cost this year from previous years

Classic Bike Insurance NORTON TRITON


Efficient, Friendly. They know what they are talking about. For classic bikes I would recommend.

Classic Bike Insurance HONDA C


Good call handler, had my details to hand. Quick and easy transaction. Recommended highly.



I find the Staff are very Professional. Courteous, Knowledgeable. and Polite.
I would not hesitate to recommend Footman James to other Motorcyclists that I meet.

Classic Bike Insurance BSA C15


Top bike insurance company. Why go cheap when you can have the best. After paying thousands for your bike why would you want cheap insurance.

Classic Bike Insurance SUNBEAM MODEL 9


Quick response no listening to music for 20 mins.

Classic Bike Insurance DUCATI 916


Professional , courteous and high quality service.

Classic Bike Insurance BMW R51/3


A very friendly and efficient service with a great price too!

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH DAYTONA


great service ,great to deal with, straight forward .

Classic Bike Insurance BMW R45


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