Scooter and Moped Insurance

Monday, June 29, 2015

Vespa scooters on a ride out - Scooter Insurance

Scooters and mopeds are extremely common on UK roads and account for around one in three new two-wheel registrations in the UK.

They’re cheap to buy, cheap to run and generally cheap to insure. They’re also one type of bike that all riders can ride, whether you have completed Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) or passed the most basic of motorcycle tests.

Why are scooters and mopeds so popular?

The major reason for the immense popularity of scooters and mopeds is the fact that 16-year-olds can ride scooters and mopeds of 125cc or less when they have completed their CBT.

Essentially, they’re one of the first routes to life on the road for young people and they’re also the cheapest way for young people to get on the road, too.

Scooters and mopeds can cost as little as £500 for new models, and even less for used models. They are also cheap to tax and fuel efficient, meaning outgoings on petrol are fairly limited, especially given that long distance travel is unlikely on a 50cc.

Lastly, scooters and mopeds are cheap to insure for young riders; they’re much cheaper to insure than cars and larger capacity two-wheelers.

Types of scooter and moped insurance

The types and levels of insurance cover for scooters and mopeds are identical to any other forms of motorcycle insurance.

That means there is Third Party Only, Third Party Fire and Theft and Comprehensive cover available.

How to get cheap scooter and moped insurance

Getting the scooter and moped insurance is straightforward with The Bike Insurer. Get a quote now and compare prices from around 40 UK brokers.

And remember, if you find a cheaper quote anywhere else online, we promise to beat it.

If you’re not sure what the difference is between a scooter and a moped, read our guide that shows you what the difference is between the two.