Classic Bike Insurance specialists for 35 years

At Footman James we specialise in classic bike insurance and vintage bike 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.

Tailor your policy
Footman James understands the passion classic bike enthusiasts have for their pride and joy and have created additional options to tailor their policy. These options are known as FJ+; ranging from breakdown, spare parts, agreed value and the opportunity to ride other classics.

As lovers of classic bikes, we have links with many enthusiasts and their clubs and – as part of our commitment to them – we offer specialist rates for classic bike 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 Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC) and the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC).

Footman James is proud to be in partnership with some of the most well-known names in the classic motorcycle industry including; the National Motorcycle Museum and the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum to bring benefits to enthusiasts.

To see the full list of clubs and associations that we work with, please visit our Clubs page.

Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 7:00am - 9:00pm 

Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm 

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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
FJ Rescue provided by RAC
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 GL

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Best on internet .well pleased!

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH MODEL H


get phone numbers right on your home page,
there is no correlation between what in reality is the number & what you
advertise, again your customer lines are using time wasting tactics to bump up the
holding time.

On 20-Sep-2018 the supplier responded:
Hi Derek – can I please ask what number you used to call us? Thank you

On 20-Sep-2018 the customer added:
The footman James number which is in the midlands
the renewal 0333 207 6101, it has been geared up to
waste callers time holding.

See this exchange on Feefo

Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE

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  • Classic Bike Insurance TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE

An easy way to insure, over the 'phone.Friendly,helpful staff.
Hopefully, I won't ever have to make a claim but I'm sure that it would be sorted,
without the hassle, that no-one needs ! Thanks.

Classic Bike Insurance BMW R60/5-7

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  • Classic Bike Insurance BMW R60/5-7

Straight forward and eficient.

Classic Bike Insurance HARLEY DAVIDSON XLX


Telephone is answered very promptly by a clear English speaking person.
No annoying on-hold music.
No irritating "cascade" press this then press that number, etc etc.
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Clear and concise paperwork.
It's a pleasure to be a customer.

Classic Bike Insurance Classic Motorcycle Insurance specialists for 35 years