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Easy cover for easy riders

6th May 2008 Print
The Post Office has extended its range of great value insurance products with the introduction of a new motorcycle insurance policy.

Scooters and motorbikes are becoming increasingly popular amongst motorists as the costs of running a car continue to rise and drivers turn to greener forms of transport. Motorcycle traffic has increased by an estimated 37 per cent over the last ten years, with 1.2 million licensed motorcyclists currently on UK roads. According to research from the Post Office, a third (29 per cent) of people who own a motorcycle do so because it is cheaper than running a car.

To meet this increased demand for two-wheeled transport, Post Office Motorcycle Insurance offers customers great value for money with a host of added benefits, including the option to insure up to four bikes on the same policy and up to £500 cover for accessories per bike. And for a limited time it is also offering new customers one month's free cover.

The growing number of women bikers, who now make up 15 per cent of the UK's cyclists, can also benefit from special discounts. Female riders can claim a discount of up to 36 per cent in addition to any other discounts that are applicable. And because the Post Office searches a number of leading providers on their behalf, motorcyclists can be confident they're getting the best deal.

Unlike many insurers, the Post Office offers customers a choice of ways to pay for their motorcycle insurance - by cash, cheque, postal order or direct debit. People can also claim further discounts for no-claims, advanced training, secure overnight garaging, limited mileage and approved security systems.

Post Office head of general insurance Richard Pennant-Jones said: "It's clear that the rising costs of running a car along with concerns about CO2 emissions on the environment are making motorcycles and scooters an increasingly attractive alternative. We expect the number of motorcyclists to increase further over the next few years and have launched this new policy to provide them with comprehensive cover at a competitive price.

"The Post Office is always looking for ways to help our customers and give them relevant benefits. We know many motorcyclists own more than one motorbike or scooter and therefore provide an option to insure up to four bikes on one policy, making life a lot easier for them."

This follows the successful launch of Post Office car and van insurance, which have established the Post Office as the UK's fastest growing motor insurer. Currently one in every 50 cars in the UK is insured with the Post Office.

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