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Differences between motorcycle and car insurance

There are some big differences between driving a motorcycle and driving a car. So insurance for your car or your bike is also very different, especially in America which has special insurance circumstances. (This report was compiled and supplied specifically for American riders, but some of the principles may apply in your country.) Car insurance …

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Claim Mate ‘smooths insurance woes’

Have you ever had trouble making your claim with an insurance company after a motorcycle crash? British company Claim Mate is coming to the rescue with service that “holds your hand” through the whole process, dealing with paperwork, legal issues and ensuring proper repairs. CEO Sam White says the service has been offered for 18 …

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Lemon Motorbike scams

Commonly used motorcycle scams

Much like the used car market, the second-hand motorcycle market is rife with scams. Many sellers attempt to shift bikes which are unsafe to drive, have a hidden history and could even be stolen, or they will attempt to steal your money from you before disappearing for good. The used vehicle market can be a …

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Thai bike crash cost $10,000 in surgery

Motorcycle videographer Jacob Laukaitis was hit by a drunk driver in Thailand and required $10,000 in plastic surgery which his insurance company did not want to pay. Jacob, of Lithuania, recorded himself every day and published the following video mini-documentary about his situation. Jacob thought he was properly insured by Nordic company Gjensidige for riding motorcycles …

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Import your own motorcycle from 2018

Import your own motorcycle from 2018

Riders will be able to import a new motorcycle or other vehicle from 2018 without having to deal with a dealer so long as the model is not already imported into Australia. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has warned that the Federal Government move will take out the “buyer beware” sentiment, leaving motorists exposed …

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Queensland Imports importing

How to import a motorcycle

It sounds like a bargain to import a motorcycle from overseas where they may be cheaper, but there are also pitfalls for riders. Bruce Hartwig, consultant to Queensland Imports, which is one of about 14 federally registered workshops for complying imported used vehicles, says the easiest and cheapest motorcycles to import and comply are in …

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When is the best time to buy a bike?

The worst time to buy a new motorcycle is obviously just before it is heavily discounted. But how can you know when a discount promotion is imminent? Imagine you just bought a new motorcycle and a few days later the manufacturer or distributor announced a nationwide promotion with a massive discount price. You’d feel pretty …

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Stolen Ducati Panigale

How to avoid online bike scam

The example of a Melbourne rider having his 2015 Ducati 899 Panigale stolen in a crafty scam is a timely warning about selling privately, especially online. In the case of Melbourne rider Steve Williams who advertised his bike online with Gumtree, the prospective rider arrived in a car and asked for a test ride. He said he …

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Top tips on motorcycle insurance

Getting good value and relevant coverage in motorcycle insurance is a tricky business, but with some help from our friends at review.com, here are some handy tips to help you. Some of the references may refer only to American insurance, whereas some terms may differ from Australia, for example third-party. However, the general tips are very …

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