Swinton Motorbike Insurance includes access to a panel of UK insurers and a range of scooter policies. From retro and classic scooters to imports and maxi-scooters, we can find a policy for you - even if you have zero no claims bonus.
There are various types of scooter, each with different insurance needs. Swinton can offer cover for a wide range of scooters including retro, classic, import and maxi scooter (250cc-plus scooters). It takes a matter of minutes to find out your quote, so challenge us to find you a great deal for your scooter today.
At Swinton, our dedicated Bike Insurance team will help you find the best deal, by comparing quotes from a panel of motorcycle insurers. We'll give you the lowest price we get back from them for a range of motorbike makes and models.
Yes, it is a legal requirement to have insurance if you own or ride a scooter. If you hold a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) then you won’t require insurance, but if you have not declared your scooter as ‘off the road’ then you are required to insure your scooter even if it is not in use.
Third party only insurance will cover you for any damage you may cause to another person’s property. Third party, fire and theft will extend cover to protect your bike from fire damage and theft. If you need additional cover and want to protect your own scooter from accidental damage, vandalism, fire and theft then you should look to buy comprehensive cover, all of which Swinton can offer.
You could save money on your Scooter Insurance if you have an advanced motorbike qualification which can be gained by taking an advanced riding course. Some insurers take this as a sign that you’re a more competent biker, however, not all insurers use this to assess risk so check before you sign up to a course.
The key difference between a moped and a scooter is the size of the engine. A standard moped engine is normally 50cc whereas scooter engines tend to be between 50cc and 400cc. If qualified, you can ride a moped from the age of 16 and a scooter with an engine up to the size of 125cc from the age of 17.
The minimum requirement for riding a 125cc scooter is a provisional licence with a compulsory basic training certificate. As there are different groups of motorbike you will need to ensure you have the relevant entitlement on your licence and meet age requirements. Find out more about legal requirements when riding a bike.