What is Motorcycle Insurance
Motorcycle insurance works similarly to car insurance. It’s a contract that transfers risk from you to the insurance company. There are many coverage options but a basic policy provides liability coverage, meaning it will cover injury or property damage costs you cause with your bike. In return for the insurance company taking on your risk, you must pay a premium. The premium is paid whether or not you experience a claim.
The insurance company is able to make this work because they collect premiums from many people but usually only a percentage of those people make a claim in a given year. The premium charged can vary from person to person based on a number of factors that the company believes makes you more or less of a risk. You can learn more about how motorcycle insurance works from the Insurance Information Institute.
How to Shop for Motorcycle Insurance
Figure Out Your Coverage
The first step is knowing what insurance coverage you need. Some things to consider are:
- What is the value of my vehicle(s)?
- How much can I afford to pay out of pocket for costs?
- How much medical expense can I afford to pay?
- Do I often have a passenger?
- What is my estimated net worth?
Get Multiple Insurance Quotes
The best way to find great insurance rates is to get quotes from a multitude of insurance companies. Each company targets people based on different characteristics. This means the same insurance company may offer drastically different rates for you compared to your friend, neighbor, or coworker.
Compare Insurance Companies
Once you’ve narrowed down your options to a handful of insurance companies, research each company’s claims satisfaction ratings, customer service ratings, financial stability, and any unique coverage offerings.
Add Your Discounts
Don’t forget to add any discounts for which you qualify. Many discounts are common to most insurance companies, but each usually offer specific discounts too.
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Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Available
Covers injury or property damage you cause with your bike.
Covers damage to your bike caused by a collision with an object or vehicle.
Covers damage to your bike caused by something other than a collision.
Covers your injuries when the at-fault party has too little or no insurance.
Covers aftermarket parts & equipment you’ve added to your bike.
Covers food and lodging expenses if your bike breaks down on a trip.
Covers first party medical expenses without regard to fault.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Just as with driving a car, Minnesota requires auto liability coverage for motorcyclists on public roads. As of 2022, the limits required for liability are $30,000 per person, $60,000 per accident, and $10,000 property damage. Unlike with auto insurance, personal injury protection is not required or available on motorcycle policies in MN, so it’s important to consider what medical payments coverage you need.
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