If you enjoy motorcycle touring overseas then you’ll know that insurance is one of those essentials you need to get sorted before you book ferry/flight tickets. It can be difficult for older riders to get medical cover, especially in expensive countries like the USA, Canada, and Australia, plus repatriation costs cover – which you will probably need if you tumble off a BMW R1200GS and it lands on your leg.
H-C Travel has taken a step to solve these problems by setting up BikersTravelInsurance UK and worked with Holiday Extras to provide an appealing package of cover for those motorcycle adventurers who want to see the world. It includes;
An upper age limit of 84 – many motorcycle insurers lose interest at age 70
Multi-trip or long stay options. This is excellent thinking because many trips like Route 66, or crossing Australia are three weeks, minimum.
No maximum engine capacity. Most touring bikes have huge 2-liter engines, but they are a great deal slower than a 600cc sports bike and don’t attract performance style riders. Too many brokers in motorcycle insurance still don’t seem able to grasp this concept.
Optional gadget cover – perfect for those taking a tablet along to keep tabs on their business whilst abroad.
Off-road cover – very smart move, as countries like the US, NZ or South Africa offer an extensive network of desert trails that aren’t too challenging but give riders that cinemascope experience on two wheels.