Best Moped Insurance 2017

James Alston By James Alston

We've combined ratings from an independent financial review service with customer reviews in order to rank the best scooter and moped insurers.

10 Best Moped Insurance Cover 2017

  1. Bennetts Motorcycle Insurance
  2. Hastings Direct Motorcycle Insurance
  3. Devitt Bike Insurance
  4. Carole Nash Motorcycle Insurance
  5. AA Motorcycle Insurance
  6. LV= Motorcycle Insurance
  7. MCE Motorcycle Insurance
  8. Just Motorcycle Insurance
  9. Aviva Motorbike Insurance
  10. Motorcycle Direct Insurance

You can compare prices and cover levels using a comparison website like GoCompare.com and find out about the average cost of moped insurance here.

If you're interested in motorcycle insurance click here.

the best moped insuranceWe've compiled our list of the top moped insurers based on the customer scores from websites such as Reviews.co.uk, Reviewcentre.com and Trustpilot. Customers rate providers based on their reliability, trustworthiness and claims handling process.

We then combined this with the ratings of an independent financial review service that rates policies based on the comprehensiveness of their features. This method means both the quality of the product and the customer experience are taken into account.

Other companies such as Suzuki score well with financial service review firms, but have been excluded from our list as they are specialist services for specific moped makes.

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Do I need moped insurance?

Just like car insurance, moped insurance is a legal requirement. Even if your moped is being kept off the road you'll need insurance, unless you have a Statutory Off Road Notification with the DVLA.

By law, you need at least third party insurance. This can cover you for any damage you to do a third party or their belongings, but will not cover you for your own costs.

A third party, fire and theft policy can also cover you if your moped or scooter is stolen or damaged due to a fire.

Insurers will usually also offer comprehensive moped cover. This can cover any costs to your scooter or moped along with third party insurance. Some also offer things like legal expenses and personal accident cover.

How much does moped insurance cost?

For a 16-year-old riding a 50cc scooter, insurance starts at around £220 a year for a basic third party policy. A third party, fire and theft or comprehensive policy can cost more than this.

The cost of insurance will decrease the more experience you have. For instance, a 25-year-old can expect their 50cc moped insurance to begin at around £85 a year.

Remember that the cost of your insurance will depend on a range of factors, including what vehicle you have, your age, your experience, where you live and the type of policy you opt for.

Sometimes you can lower the cost of your moped or scooter insurance premium. If your vehicle is secured well (by using things like alarms and immobilisers) insurers may offer a cheaper premium.

Some insurers allow you to set your excess. Opting for a higher excess can bring your insurance premium down. However, remember that if you do have to make a claim, you will have to pay the excess, so make sure it is affordable.

For more information, check out our article on the cost of moped insurance.

What makes a good moped insurance policy?

A good moped or scooter insurance quote will vary depending on your circumstances and the type of policy you require. It's worth remembering that if you are riding your moped on CBT with L plates, you may not be able to ride under certain circumstances (abroad in most countries, for instance).

If you decide to go for a comprehensive policy, some of the things you should look for are:

  • Cover for riding abroad
  • Cover for riding other mopeds or scooters
  • Any discounts for no claims
  • Recovery if you do have an accident or if you break down
  • How much you're covered for in the case of damage, loss or theft
  • New for old replacement
  • Legal expenses
  • Personal accident cover
  • Breakdown cover
  • Cover for accessories and equipment

Make sure the policy you opt for is right for you, and that you read the policy documents so you know exactly what's included.

This article was independently written by Bought By Many. We were not paid to write it, but we may receive commission for sales that result from you clicking on a link to one of our partners.

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