Independent Insurance Valuations for Classic and Vintage Motorcycles
Classic Motorcycle Valuations offers a fast, independent and professional agreed valuation service for classic and vintage motorcycles of any age and condition. Our independent online motorcycle valuations have been used by hundreds of satisfied clients including UK solicitors and Trading Standards.
With over thirty years of professional independent valuation experience, including ten years as Editor of Glass’s Guide and many years as an expert witness in court, I am the valuations expert that insurance companies and solicitors come to when they need specialist valuations and advice.
Recommended and approved by insurers including Adrian Flux, Bikesure, Classicline, Sterling Insurance, Footman James, Locktons and REIS Motorsport Insurance, my bespoke motorcycle valuation reports are several pages long. Covering your motorcycle’s history, specification including any modifications and current condition, they give the peace of mind required when an in-house insurance or club valuation at average market prices that fails to consider your bike’s unique provenance is unsatisfactory.
Why commission a bespoke valuation report for insurance?
Most classic car insurers will offer a set-price agreed valuation service for average classic bikes in unmodified condition based on market data. These products typically cost £25-30 every year and are relatively simple to arrange.
For bikes that are out of the norm: either super rare, very low mileage, above average condition, or modified and upgraded beyond what is typically seen on the market (and thus in the average price data), I offer a bespoke online valuation report that accounts for all the unique qualities of your motorbike and what it would cost to replace in total loss. As insurers limit agreed value cover to market value, we do not value at replacement cost (i.e. to rebuild from scratch) but a percentage of replacement may play a part in some valuations.
What does it cost and what does it include?
My specialist agreed insurance valuation reports cost £60 and are valid for two years, not one. All valuation reports are compiled by me in person and your valuation is guaranteed to be bespoke to your bike. My reports include:
- A VDI provenance check detailing any previous history of theft, insurance damage, mileage and MOT history
- A detailed overview of current market price trends
- Model-specific history and points of note
- Details of the subject vehicle and its provenance
- A look at market activity and prices in context
- A bespoke valuation based on your bike’s unique features and market appeal
John, thanks for your excellent valuation report. It is fantastic and interesting reading all the details it contains and I have learned quite a few new points about my Vespa. I will send your report to HMRC and I hope to get my NOVA reference and VAT liability sorted.
Otto in Hertfordshire, NOVA valuation of rare Vespa Scooter
Hi John. Thank you very much for valuing the bike. It has given me great peace of mind. I appreciate the information and your help.
Mary in Devon, Triumph Tiger insurance valuation
John, thanks very much for all the hard work there. Sorry for the brain melting element, I know how that feels! Very happy with the valuations and will forward them on to the insurer.
Aidan in Edinburgh, Insurance valuations of several modified Harley Davidsons
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About The Group
Classic Motorcycle Valuations is part of Specialist Car Valuations Limited: UK company number 13782283. Values on this site are an opinion: markets can go down as well as up.