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@Alex98uk: Pandoras box.

Just a thought...Thoughout this whole thread the general theme seems to be the younger you are the more you equate speed with being a better driver, whilst if your older you tend to equate better driveing with being a safer driver. I'm not actually certain that younger drivers do statistcally have more accidents than older drivers, but when your mind set is to purposefully put yourself and other road users in danger then companies will prey on that.
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I checked. For a 20 year old living in my area with 0 years no claims it would be £750 a year. So much cheaper than a car.

Forgot to mention, that was for a 100cc Kawasaki Ninja too.
A 100cc moped (that's all it is really, you could ride that on a car licence) is a far cry from a 4 cylinder 4 stroke 211kg GPZ 550

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Typo, i meant 1,000 CC.
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Typo, i meant 1,000 CC.
That's one hell of a typo! LOL

Ok, then i'm really surprised at that, £750 for a 1000cc @ 20?! I'm surprised more youngsters don't get back on bikes again. When I was your age you'd see a lot more bikes - big and small, on the road than you do now. The insurance then seemed to be pricing people out of buying bikes, maybe it's come full swing, hardly anyone rides now, those who do have fewer accidents, less claims, premiums have gone down.
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That's one hell of a typo! LOL

Ok, then i'm really surprised at that, £750 for a 1000cc @ 20?! I'm surprised more youngsters don't get back on bikes again. When I was your age you'd see a lot more bikes - big and small, on the road than you do now. The insurance then seemed to be pricing people out of buying bikes, maybe it's come full swing, hardly anyone rides now, those who do have fewer accidents, less claims, premiums have gone down.
Having seen the result of my friends bike accident, i'm not sure i'd ever want to touch one. Went over the bonnet of a new Beemer.
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That's one hell of a typo! LOL

Ok, then i'm really surprised at that, £750 for a 1000cc @ 20?! I'm surprised more youngsters don't get back on bikes again. When I was your age you'd see a lot more bikes - big and small, on the road than you do now. The insurance then seemed to be pricing people out of buying bikes, maybe it's come full swing, hardly anyone rides now, those who do have fewer accidents, less claims, premiums have gone down.
If i had to guess, i'd say that bolded part was exactly right.

It baffled me too. I've never been into bikes but i might have to start.
post #77 of 94
Can't remember How many accidents I had on bikes, but a dozen minor incidents wouldn't be an exaggeration, luckilly they only involved other vehicles twice, it was mainlt a case of sliding off round a bend, bit of gravel rash. The last accident I had I ran in to the side of a lorry, got my car licence after that.
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I'm paying about £750 for this year. Cheapest i could find and it's with the Co-Operative - fully comp.

I'm 22 with 3 points (Speeding camera caught me doing 60mph in 50mph zone. Was a motorway, temp speed limit for roadworks)

the points bumped it up about £100.
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I'm paying about £750 for this year. Cheapest i could find and it's with the Co-Operative - fully comp.

I'm 22 with 3 points (Speeding camera caught me doing 60mph in 50mph zone. Was a motorway, temp speed limit for roadworks)

the points bumped it up about £100.
Wow 3 points for 10mph over speedlimit
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lol speed limits sux

we drive 170km/h (105 mph) with oure 1.3L(stock) VW
speed limit is 120 km/h
thats 31mph over the limit

me myself dont do speed limit and i love driving games

my uncle dont do speed limit at all he does 270kmph thats 167mph
with hes bmw m3 e36 german spec
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