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Motorcycle insurance for your BMW

A brief history of BMW motorcycles

Find out about BMW and how we can help you insure your motorbike

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If you own a BMW or you're looking to buy one, our motorcycle insurance offers you great benefits and features, making sure you’re covered for the road ahead.

Why should you choose LV= to insure your BMW?

A 5 year guarantee on repairs when you use our recommended repairer

10% discount for existing LV= car and home insurance customers

Helmet and leathers cover included, so if yours are stolen or damaged in an accident, we'll replace them to make sure you stay safe

Optional £100k motor legal expenses to help with legal costs should you ever need it

Side car and motorbike accessories are also included in your cover

Up to 180 days European cover included

Proud to be the UK's most recommended insurer

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0800 316 1225

8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
9am - 5pm Saturday and bank holidays
10am - 4pm Sunday

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History of BMW

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Whilst the BMW brand launched in 1916 as an aeroplane manufacturer, it didn't produce a motorcycle under its own name until 1923, the R32. This bike had a 486cc engine that developed up to 8.5 horsepower and was able to reach 100 km/h. The R32 was equipped with an across-the-frame mounted early version of its now legendary Boxer engine, a trait shared with many BMW motorbikes today.

In 1935, a major technological innovation was introduced by BMW - telescoping forks with hydraulic damping. Those revolutionary forks would go on to become the industry standard on motorcycles to this day.

The German firm is known not just for its innovation but for its safety features too. In fact, BMW were amongst the first for the early adoption of ABS, standard on many models and optional on almost all.

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Did you know?

Back in 1932, BMW was the first manufacturer to patent and use telescopic forks on its R12. However, and perhaps ironically, they no longer use them on their big bikes today.

Call 0800 316 1225 to get a great deal on your LV= motorcycle insurance

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