Posted by Marvin Woods on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Under: Guest Motorcycle Articles
We are all aware of the great thrills of riding a bike, and how exhilarating it can be. It doesn't have to be a powerful motorcycle, such as a sport bike or a cruiser, you can have a lot of fun riding a small moped, too. But, when you own a bike, you have a lot of responsibilities, as well. The first thing you should do after you buy a bike, is purchase motorcycle insurance, which will protect you in case you get involved in an accident. Insurance costs are different for different types of motorcycles. Before you decide what bike to buy, you have to take into account the insurance costs for the type of bike you are interested in, as they can amount to a couple hundred dollars a month.
Apart from engine size, there are several other factors that affect insurance premiums, including your motorcycle's age, your driving record, whether you install safety devices on your bike or not, and so on.
If you don't want to pay $2,000 - $3,000 a year for insurance, you shouldn't get a bike that has a 1,500 cc or a 2,000 cc engine. Most sport bikes have engines that are at least 1,000 cc, and they are very powerful and fast. That's why it costs much more to insure a sports bike, than a moped or a scooter. However, there are bikes with powerful engines that are not that expensive to insure. For example, you can get a cruiser that has a 1,500 cc engine, with 150 horsepower, but you will get lower insurance rates for it than you would for a sports bike. This is because cruisers are considered to be very safe bikes, due to the fact they are large and stable, and they are not used for racing, ant that's exactly what sports bikes are used for.
The age of your motorcycle is another factor that insurance companies take into consideration. The older your motorcycle is, the lower rates you get, because if it gets stolen or damaged, your insurance company would have to pay less money to replace or repair it.
Also, if you have a good driving record, without any serious traffic violations, it will be easy to find low cost insurance for your bike. If you have a lot of demerit points, your insurance company will consider you to be a high-risk driver, and your premiums will be higher. Apart from the above-mentioned factors, your credit score and your marital status affect motorcycle insurance rates as well.
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