Most motorbike breakdown policies offer the same cover options as a standard car policy. This means you can get:
Roadside assistance, which covers the cost of call outs if you break down, and being towed to a garage if necessary
Vehicle recovery, which covers towing your motorcycle to any location if it cannot be fixed at the roadside
Onward travel, which covers the cost of a hire car, public transport or accommodation if you break down a long way from home
Home start, which covers breakdowns that happen at your home
This comparison includes providers that can cover motorbikes, and shows which cover options each can offer.
Personal or vehicle cover
There are two different ways your motorcycle breakdown insurance can cover you:
Personal cover, which means you will be covered when you ride any motorbike
Vehicle cover, which means your motorbike will be covered, whoever is riding
You might want personal cover if you have more than one motorbike, or you also drive a car. If you share a bike, a vehicle cover policy might be the cheapest option.
What is not covered?
Some providers may restrict what cover you can get if you have a motorbike. For example, you may not be able to add extra cover like battery, or parts and labour cover.
There may be other policy exclusions, like:
Motorbikes under 49cc
Breakdowns caused by punctures
Putting the wrong fuel in your motorbike
Check the terms and conditions carefully before you buy a policy so you know exactly what you will be covered for when you break down.
When you know what cover you need, and which exclusions you need to look out for, use this comparison to get as many quotes as possible.
Motorbike breakdown FAQs
How many times can I claim on my motorbike policy?
It depends on your provider, but most policies offer between one and five call outs a year.
Do I have to pay an excess?
Most motorbike breakdown policies do not charge an excess when you claim.
Can I get breakdown cover for my moped or scooter?
Yes, but only if the engine size is more than 49cc.
Will I be covered if I break down at home?
Yes, if you add home start cover to your policy. Here is how to work out what cover you need.
Will I be covered if I drive a car?
Yes, if you have personal breakdown policy you will be covered to drive any covered vehicle type, including cars and vans.
Am I covered when riding someone else's motorbike?
If you choose a personal cover policy you will be covered when you are riding any motorcycle.
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