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Rapide Insurance

Tony Wilkinson

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Who is good for Vincent insurance. I had a problem getting a sensible valuation on my Rapide last year.​

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Bill Cannon

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What was the problem Bill,
I have been with Carole for years and this year The price was lower !!.
Hi Bill,
I had been with them for 25 years, but year before last I didn't get a renewal advice so I ended up riding without insurance for a while without realising. I phoned them and they could find no record of my previous cover which I found very worrying and their new quote was a huge increase so tried Hagerty and they were much cheaper.
Cheers Bill

Bill Thomas

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Yes it's not really Carole anymore, They have changed a few times,
Just hope I don't have to Claim !!,
I had a traders insurance, When I was in Car repairs and you didn't claim unless it was bad,
I never did in 26 years, It would be too much more to pay !.

Chris Launders

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It is VERY important to tell the insurance company EXACTLY what the bike is used for.In Australia we have a company called Shannons that is probably the make leader in classic cars, bikes and anything else that is used on the road. My Rapide is insured for $75,000 and the premium is less than $200. My Shadow is classified as "laid up" undergoing restoration and is insured for $130,000 with a premium of $340.00. So while the Rapide is insured for accident, fire and theft the Shadow is only insured for fire and theft. I usually say less than 8,000km (5,000 miles) per year for all of my vehicle (14 currently roadworthy). For $300,000 of value I pay $1,000 insurance. Most insurance companies use the same actuarial algorithm so if you are paying close to 1% for premiums you need to look further. So in Chris' case he should have nearly £1M insured value depending on usage. For anyone riding in a foreign country I suggest Hagerty is the only option.
Here is another lurk/lark by insurance companies. I have a house with "supposedly" six bedrooms. BUT we use two of those as offices/studies and a third as a games' room. The difference between insuring it as a six bedroom house Vs a three bedroom house was massive. All other details were the same except number of bedrooms!!! Do your research and save money.
How do you work out the £1M of cover, according to your figures (paying $1000 for $300,000) my paying £900 would get me £270.000, which is about right. and is 0.33%

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