Independent Insurance Valuations for Classic and Vintage Motorcycles

As the only independent classic car and motorcycle valuer approved by insurers including Adrian Flux, Classicline, Bikesure, Sterling Insurance, Footman James, Lockton and REIS Motorsport Insurance, our bespoke classic motorcycle valuation reports account for your bike’s history, specification (including any modifications) and current condition. They give the peace of mind required when a broker or club insurance valuation at average market prices is simply not good enough.

Why commission a bespoke valuation report for insurance?

Most classic motorcycle insurers will offer a set-price agreed valuation service for average classic bikes in unmodified condition based on market data.

For bikes that are out of the norm: super rare, very low mileage, above average condition, or modified and upgraded beyond average examples, we offer a bespoke online valuation report that accounts for its unique qualities. 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 tends to play a part in most valuations.

What does it cost and what does it include?

With over thirty years of professional independent valuation experience, including ten years working on Glass’s Guide to Motorcycle Values, developing and maintaining Glass’s Motorcycle Consumer Values and editing the Guide to Older Cars and Modern Classics and many more years as a freelance valuations specialist and court expert witness, I am the valuations expert that insurance companies and solicitors come to when they need specialist valuations and advice.

My specialist agreed insurance valuation reports cost £75 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

While some clubs receive a discount on our reports, you do not need to be a club member to use this unique online service. An in-house condition report form is not usually required with our signed valuations. All data is confidential: Specialist Car Valuations is ICO registered and will never share your details. 


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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.