Looked at a Yamaha FZ-09, Insurance was $4500 a year, same company. Don't buy "popular bikes". They get stolen, wrecked and you don't want to be lumped with those losers. (aka young kids, living in an apartment with their head up their *ss)
Wow, $250 a year is dirt cheap compared to what I was expecting. I doubt g310gs owners will be lumped with the more common CBR riders with a higher tendency to wreck their bikes. I'd be happy with $500 a year considering my age and how this is my first bike.
A$280 per year QBE insurance through the BMW Dealer (location: Australia)
Coverage up to A$30M
Bike is insured for up to $7,400
+A$4000 coverage for riding gear (the insurance is $30 more expensive than competitor but covers riding gear, this is the reason I got this insurance)
I think the insurance is this low because the G310R has ABS and only 313cc
A tip for insurance rates, don'y cancel your motorcycle insurance in the winter months. They look at continuous coverage and you can change the policy to just cover fire and theft in the winter instead of outright cancelling it, but this is dependent on your insurer.
NZ $420 via Swann Insurance, with my no claims bonus (that's about US $300, UK £225 or €255 I think). I am penalised a bit for not having a garage, just a car port. Bike insurance in NZ is expensive in general.
In our country we have a different system.
1. drivers, younger then 24 years old, pay 100% + an extra amount because statistically, they cause the most accidents.
2. Once over 24, you pay 100% and every year you don't claim, you get a discount that can go up to 80%. Once you cause an accident, you will loose some percentage.
3. Insurance has three types,
a. coverage (WA) for the damage caused by you to another person, vehicle, etc. Your Insurance pays the other party
b. coverage (WA+) for the damage caused by you to another person, vehicle, etc and for you in case of theft or fire
c. Full coverage (all risk), for the other person, car etc and for your total damage.
For my G310R, brandnew, I have full coverage (all risk) and that also includes damage to your riding gear up to € 1000,00.
For this I pay around € 280,00 (75% discount) a year.
It would also be interesting to see how much people pay in registration costs each year. Here in Australia registration varies by a small amount in each state. I pay A$485 (renewal cost) for 12 months for a 2 seater motorcycle, the registration here includes compulsory third party insurance which has unlimited liability for personal injury caused by the insured motor vehicle. I suspect that in some countries third party injury is included in the insurance not the rego.
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