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Motorbike insurance for your BMW

A brief history of BMW motorcycles – and how we can help you insure yours

so, what's covered?

Our motorbike insurance gives you awesome features, making sure you and your bike are ready to roll

  • Helmet and leathers cover
    If your gear is stolen or damaged in an accident, we'll replace it
  • Sidecar and motorbike accessories cover
    You've also got cover for a sidecar or any accessories like helmet cameras
  • Insure up to 6 motorbikes
    To save time, you can now add up to 6 motorbikes on one policy
  • A new-for-old bike replacement
    If your motorbike is stolen or written off, it's less than 6 months old and you’re the first owner, we'll replace it with a brand new one of the same, or similar, make and model
  • £500 road rage cover
    If you have an accident and are assaulted by another road user, we'll pay £500 compensation

A brief history of BMW

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.

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.

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.

Did you know - 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.

We know a lot about other motorbike brands, too...

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Policy documents

Want a little more bike cover info? Take a read of the policy documents

You can get these and other documents from us in Braille, large print or audio by contacting us