Motorbike Manufacturers

With so many different manufacturers out there these days, it’s a far cry from the days when motorcycles were first manufactured. Whether you’re a fan of bikes from Japan, Germany, Italy or the ever popular China, we understand that everyone’s needs and preferences are different- and choosing a bike is no exception.

All motorbikes deserve a great insurance policy which matches up to the care you take in looking after and servicing them. So whatever your make or model, The Bike Insurer can compare insurance quotes to find one which best suits your needs. Browse through our list of popular motorcycle manufacturers and see how you could get a great deal on specialist bike insurance cover when you compare quotes with The Bike Insurer.


Aprilia

Aprilia

Aprilia Insurance A brief insight into the development of Aprilia motorbikes to date: Founded in 1945 with its headquarters in Noelle, Italy, Aprilia is owned by Piaggio, the fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Aprilia started life manufacturing scooters and then, for many years, was associated with small capacity bikes, enjoying a succession of […]

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Baotian

Baotian

Baotian Insurance Baotian scooters embody a mix of functional design and aesthetic quality- and it seems they have become a firm favourite on the UK scooter market. Chinese manufacturer, The Jiangmen Sino – Hong Kong Baotian Motorcycle Industrial Company, was established in 1994 and produces 49cc, 125cc and 150cc models of over 80 kinds of […]

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benelli

Benelli

Benelli Insurance The oldest surviving European motorcycle manufacturer- still going strong! 100 years old! Benelli motorcycles are still produced in their hometown of Pesaro today, making Benelli the oldest surviving European motorbike production company. Although they certainly had their low points and years out of production, the Benelli Company has somehow always rekindled itself and […]

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BMW

BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorbike Insurance BMW, an ever-present giant in the motor industry manufacturing bikes high on both performance and style. Founded in Munich by Franz Josef Popp in 1916, BMW started out as a producer of aircraft engines – in fact, the company’s blue and white circular logo is said to represent aircraft propellers in motion. […]

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Buell

Buell

Buell Insurance A relatively young manufacturer, with Harley- Davidson roots. Established by ex Harley-Davidson engineer, Erik Buell, Buell motorcycles were produced until October 2009, when they closed up shop after shipping their 136923rd bike! However, a month later, Buell came back with a new project- Erik Buell Racing. This independent company now produces sport motorbikes […]

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Cagiva

Cagiva

Cagvia Insurance Cagiva has a rich history of successful affiliations with some of the biggest motorcycle brands on the planet, but the company did not start out producing motorbikes Founded in 1950 by Giovanni Castigioni in Northern Italy, Cagiva started life producing small metal components. In 1978 the company bought into Harley-Davidson, taking over their […]

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Derbi

Derbi

Derbi Insurance Derbi bikes have come a long way since they first set out as a small Spanish company gaining credibility and experience along the way. Founded in 1922 by Simon Rabasa Singla, Derbi started life as a bicycle repair and hire shop in Barcelona and remained so until 1944 when Singla moved into manufacturing […]

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Direct Bikes

Direct Bikes

Direct Bikes Direct Bikes’ scooters have started a new trend – and it’s catching on fast, with more and more people investing in their fashionable yet functional bikes. The new kid on the block in the motorcycle world: Direct Bikes, based in London, was launched in 2006 as an Internet supplier of self-assembly scooters and […]

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Ducati

Ducati

Ducati Insurance A leading name in superbike manufacturing with humble beginnings as a family company from the heart of Italy… In 1926 three brothers, Adriano, Marcello and Bruno Ducati, founded a company in Bologna, Italy manufacturing electrical components. After being taken over by the Italian Government during the Second World War, the company started developing […]

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Gilera

Gilera

Gilera Insurance Although from the Gilera brand these scooters may be all that remain in production today, the Gilera name still carries a lengthy and successful history … Gilera is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, founded in 1909 by 22-year old mechanic Giuseppe Gilera. The first motorcycle to bear the Gilera name was the VT317, which […]

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Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Insurance Harley Davidson motorcycles have become a distinctive cult classic. The company began production of their iconic bikes over a century ago, here’s how they started out … Harley-Davidson is an American motorbike manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee in 1901 by designer, Bill Harley and pattern maker, Arthur Davidson. Over the next two years, with […]

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Honda

Honda

Honda Insurance Honda bikes are as popular today as they were when they first went to production over 60 years ago- the beginning of bikers’ love of Honda Motorcycles the world over. Founded in 1948 by Japanese car mechanic Soichiro Honda and financial brain and backer Takio Fujisawa, the Honda Company quickly grew to become […]

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Hyosung

Hyosung

Hyosung Insurance A well-respected brand name, Hyosung motorcycles are created with remarkable care and expertise, thus making them a reliable choice of bike every time. Hyosung Motors & Machinery Inc. was founded in Korea in 1978 and first set out producing motorcycles for Japanese firm Suzuki. By 1986 the company had successfully established its own […]

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Jinlun

Jinlun

Jinlun Insurance Style, elegance and uncompromised quality- all at competitive prices Jinlun motorcycles are developed and manufactured in China by the CIXI Kingring Motorcycle Company, which was established in Zhe Jiang in 1993. Jinlun UK (jinlun.co.uk) is owned and operated by Birmingham based 021 Couriers, who several years ago decided to diversify their business by […]

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Kawasaki

Kawasaki

Kawasaki Insurance Kawasaki from the beginning: a short history of Kawasaki motorbike production. Originally involved in the manufacture of aircraft, ships and trains, by 1954 Kawasaki were producing motorbikes in the form of a 60cc two-stoke and a 150cc and 250cc four-stokes. In 1960, the company took over Meguro, the oldest motorbike manufacturer in Japan, […]

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KTM

KTM

KTM Insurance Manufacturer of high quality bikes, KTM, began producing motorcycles over 50 years ago and has since grown from strength to strength, meeting the demands of a diverse and ever-changing motorbike industry. Austrian manufacturer KTM (Kronreif, Trunkenpotz, Mattighofen) started producing motorcycles in 1951. The first KTM motorcycle was the two-stoke model R100, with the […]

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Kymco

Kymco

Kymco Insurance Kymco prides itself on prioritising style and performance in the manufacture of their bikes. Kymco is a trading name for the Kwang Yang Motor Co Ltd, a Taiwanese manufacturer of motorcycle, scooters and ATV’s. Founded in 1963 as a motorcycle parts manufacturer, Kymco launched its first scooter in 1970 and almost immediately set […]

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Lambretta

Lambretta

Lambretta Insurance A consistently stylish and popular scooter manufacturer, with innovative beginnings… Originally an Italian company which began manufacturing scooters in 1947 under the name of ‘Innocenti’, these scooters quickly became renowned for being cheap and accessible, but also pretty speedy. First being produced in a factory which created war machinery, the original specifications for […]

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Lexmoto

Lexmoto

Lexmoto Insurance Great value and even greater design are what sets Lexmoto bikes apart Lexmoto UK is the younger sister of Pulse, motorcycle and scooter brands imported and sold exclusively via Chinese Motorcycle Dealers (CMD), the largest dealer network of Chinese scooters, motorcycles and quads in the UK. Of the two brands, Lexmoto positions itself […]

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moto-guzzi

Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi Insurance A manufacturer growing once more under the ownership of Piaggio, after it fell on hard financial times following its mid-century racing boom. Today, Moto Guzzi is owned by the ever growing Piaggio, but it has a strong history of its own, dating back to its establishment in 1921. Making a big name […]

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MV-Agusta

MV Agusta

MV Agusta Insurance Racing stars back in the day, MV Agusta continue to produce high quality, stylish bikes It was in 1945 that the first MV Agusta was put on to the market and it wasn’t long before Agusta was competing- and winning. Developments to their initial ‘98’ bikes came within the decade and by […]

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Peugeot

Peugeot

Peugeot Scooter Insurance A highly esteemed company for over 100 years, but Peugeot did not start out as a bike manufacturer… For over a century-and-a-half Peugeot products, including sewing machines, coffee grinders, bicycles, motorcycles and, later, cars have carried some form of lion emblem as a mark of their superiority and strength. First appearing way […]

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Piaggio

Piaggio Scooters

Piaggio Scooter Insurance Over the years, Piaggio has become firmly established as a respected bike manufacturer, here’s how they started out: Established in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio and originally based in Pontedera, Italy, the company was managed by the Piaggio family until 1999. During its long history, Piaggio has been involved in ship fitting, train […]

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Pulse

Pulse

Pulse Motorcycle Insurance Pulse is the older sister of Lexmoto, motorcycle and scooter brands imported and sold exclusively via Chinese Motorcycle Dealers (CMD), the largest dealer network of Chinese scooters, motorcycles and quads in the UK. Of the two brands, Pulse promotes itself as being the more upmarket, while still offering competitively priced, value-for-money machines. […]

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Sukida Motorcycle

Sukida

Sukida Insurance Sukida motorcycles have earned great respect in the UK as reliable and well-designed bikes; they are certainly one of the reasons for Britain’s continuing love affair with Chinese manufactured motorbikes. Sukida, a Chinese motorbike manufacturer, produce a large range of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Dirt Bikes. A global company offering outstanding customer service […]

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Suzuki

Suzuki

Suzuki Insurance A quick glance at the history of the Suzuki motorcycle company, of interest to those looking for competitive Suzuki motorbike insurance: Son of a Japanese cotton farmer, Michio Suzuki, started out in business in 1909 manufacturing looms. In 1937 he began to build small cars, stopping during the Second World War when the […]

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SYM

SYM

SYM Insurance “Engine of Life”, SYM’s slogan says it all; their manufacturing innovation is the key to the company’s continued success. Sanyang Motors (SYM), Taiwan’s first motorcycle manufacturer, initially started life as a bicycle lights manufacturer in 1954. However, in 1962 SYM joined forces with Honda Motor Japan and began producing 50cc, 150cc and 160cc […]

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Triumph

Triumph

Triumph Insurance Triumph bikes are a firmly established favourite in the biking community – a reputation built from day one: The origins of Triumph, one of the most famous names in British motorcycling history, can be traced back to 1887, when German born sewing machine and bicycle importer, Siegfried Bettmann, launched the New Triumph Co. […]

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Vespa

Vespa-Piaggio

Vespa-Piaggio Insurance Vespa (‘wasp’ in Italian) is an iconic brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio and remains unrivalled on style and elegance. Piaggio, established in 1884, was originally involved in ship fitting, train engine construction and the building of civil and military aircraft engines. Piaggio’s recent history is linked to light transportation and today it […]

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Victory

Victory Motorcycles

Victory Motorcycle Insurance A fairly new kid on the block, the first Victory motorcycle went on the market in 1998 and the manufacturer’s output has grown steadily ever since. An American manufacturer, Victory produces bikes in the same vein as Harleys- tourers and cruisers complete with big-gun, showy American style. Every Victory motorcycle is produced […]

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Yamaha

Yamaha

Yamaha Insurance Here’s how Yamaha motorbikes were first developed: a little Yamaha bike heritage for anyone searching for competitive Yamaha motorbike insurance. Founded by Japanese watchmaker Torakusu Yamaha in 1887 and originally named Nippon Gakki, the Yamaha Company started life making pianos and reed organs – and, to this day, the company logo is composed […]

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