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Motorcycle Insurance Goes Beyond Liability Coverage

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If you own a motorcycle, securing liability coverage is only the beginning. Safe and smart motorcycle owners understand that complete coverage entails much more. Whether this is your first time obtaining motorcycle insurance or you have only had liability coverage in the past, learn about some of the additional coverage options available.

Comprehensive Coverage

Damage to a motorcycle can arise in plenty of other ways outside of a vehicle accident. A tree could fall on a bike, someone could vandalize the bike, or even worse, a thief could steal the bike. Liability protection would not provide coverage in the event of either of these scenarios. Comprehensive coverage is necessary to protect your bike from any damage that results from a non-collision event. 

Rental Reimbursement

If your motorcycle is your primary means of transportation, you would be without reliable transportation if you were involved in an accident and the bike needed repairs. Rental reimbursement is additional coverage you can include within your policy that allows you to rent a vehicle while your bike is inoperable. How much this reimbursement is and how long will depend on your policy specifics.

Gap Coverage

When a motorcycle is totaled, its assessed value does not always align with the loan's value. If you financed your motorcycle and still have a considerable balance, gap coverage would be applied to make up the difference between the assessed value of the motorcycle and the loan balance so that you can pay off the loan.

Transport Trailer Reimbursement

Motorcycle owners have the option to add transport trailer coverage to their policy. If, at the time of the accident, your motorcycle was inside of a trailer and both the bike and trailer were damaged, you could file a claim to help cover the losses for both. This coverage is very helpful if you are someone with an expensive transport trailer. 

Uninsured or Underinsured Injury Coverage

If someone hits you and they do not have insurance or they do not have enough insurance, uninsured or underinsured injury coverage ensures that you do not have to come out of pocket to pay your medical expenses. Without this coverage, sadly, the accident victim would be found liable to pay their medical bills and would only be able to recoup payment for these bills by filing a lawsuit against the other party. This coverage add-on helps you avoid this process.

For more info, contact a local motorcycle insurance agency


22 May 2023