Motorcycle insurance covers many types of bikes. If you are looking for a specific coverage like ATV, dirt bike, scooter, moped, or trike insurance, a motorcycle insurance policy is what you will need.
You are exposed to more risks when driving a motorcycle than driving a closed vehicle such as a car or van. You are likely to suffer from more injuries in the event of an accident because there isn't much to protect you except perhaps your safety helmet and some pads. The importance of motorcycle insurance cannot be disputed and that is why it makes sense to work with an experienced agent that understands the critical need of protecting you and your assets with affordable rates.
- Risk - We all know that riding a motorcycle carries different risks than driving a car. That means special coverage protections that reflect that risk - and rewards, in terms of discounts, for safety features and safe riding.
- Type of Vehicle - Riding a Harley isn't the same as riding a sportbike or ATV. Your insurance coverages reflect the safety features of your bike, its potential costs of repair in case of an accident or covered loss, and of course, the value of your investment - including what may be required by your bank or financing company.
- Leased or Financed Vehicles - If you're looking to insure a leased or financed motorcycle, you may be required to carry collision or comprehensive coverage. When you've paid off your bike, you can lower your motorcycle insurance premiums if you drop or reduce collision or comprehensive.
Each state requires minimum bodily injury and property damage liability limits to be purchased for motorcycles.
Surcharges can be assessed by carriers for many situations. These include young riders, riders with little experience, credit-challenged riders, riders with tickets or accidents, or riders who have to purchase custom insurance.
There are two types of liability insurance for motorcycles - bodily injury and property damage.
Bodily Injury Liability insurance covers you in case you injure or cause the death of another person.
Property Damage Liability covers you in case you cause damage to, or destroy another's property.
Collision coverage kicks in when your bike is damaged or destroyed by hitting another vehicle. It will also pay for damage to your motorcycle if you hit an object like a building or a tree.
The medical expenses of you or any injured passenger will be paid up to the policy limit if you select this coverage. It is different than liability because it is not paid out on the other injured parties. It is paid out to you.
Roadside assistance covers you if your motorcycle breaks down. The coverage pays for towing to the closest repair facility. It will also pay for any necessary repairs that need to be made on the scene.
Covers you, the insured members of your household and your passengers for bodily/personal injuries, damages, or death caused by an at-fault uninsured or hit-and-run driver. If you are involved in an accident where the other driver is at fault but has no insurance, your policy will cover your medical expenses, up to the limit on your policy.
This coverage takes care of the items not included as standard by the motorcycle manufacturer. This can include but not be limited to the following:
- Sissy bar
- Safety guards
- Highway pegs
- Crash/Roll bars
- Custom seats
- Luggage racks
- And more...
You may want to consider agreed value coverage. This means that your insurance will pay out up to the value placed on the motorcycle when you bought the policy instead of cash value for the bike.