Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: 2019 !250 GSA HP - Beaten Into Submission - Hastings

  1. #1
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Hull, East Yorkshire
    Posts
    134

    2019 !250 GSA HP - Beaten Into Submission - Hastings

    Having changed in May I'm beginning to thing the new bike is made from 'Unobtanium'. Stiffed for a policy change with about 8 weeks to run. July 31st renewal date.
    My last bike GSA TB was just 2 years old. Last renewal with Hastings was as near as £100 as makes any difference. July 18. I was very very happy with that.

    Renewal comes in at £275. Start doing all the comparison sites and there are so many variations on policies but Hastings keeps popping up near the top for price with something like reasonable excesses and 90 days fully comp Euro cover.

    It really is a minefield. Better the devil you know. So today I have to admit defeat and renew with Hastings.

    And they wanted another £10 as there was a slight alteration because the bike and accessories were totaled at £19000 as opposed to £17500 for the bike and £1500 for the accessories separately.

    Its been a journey. I can only presume that this bike is being treated as a massive risk. What a game!!!!

  2. #2
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Black Forest
    Posts
    11,675
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullchat View Post
    Having changed in May I'm beginning to thing the new bike is made from 'Unobtanium'. Stiffed for a policy change with about 8 weeks to run. July 31st renewal date.
    My last bike GSA TB was just 2 years old. Last renewal with Hastings was as near as £100 as makes any difference. July 18. I was very very happy with that.

    Renewal comes in at £275. Start doing all the comparison sites and there are so many variations on policies but Hastings keeps popping up near the top for price with something like reasonable excesses and 90 days fully comp Euro cover.

    It really is a minefield. Better the devil you know. So today I have to admit defeat and renew with Hastings.

    And they wanted another £10 as there was a slight alteration because the bike and accessories were totaled at £19000 as opposed to £17500 for the bike and £1500 for the accessories separately.

    Its been a journey. I can only presume that this bike is being treated as a massive risk. What a game!!!!
    275 quid if that is fully comp, try coming to Europe, and then you can have a real rant, most cannot even get fully comp, unless paying thousands more.

  3. #3
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Newbury, Berkshire
    Posts
    14,748
    Last year I got a quote from The Bike Insurer (who advertises on this forum) and the quote I went with was a Hasting Premier policy Fully Comp at £136.48 This was not the cheapest policy on offer, just the one I went with.

    This year I received a letter from Hastings Direct telling me that the same policy as last year with them was now £172.48 yet when I checked on-line a mirror policy from The Bike Insurer came in at £135.02

    A quick call to Hastings Direct had them not only match the price on-line but also add protected no claims and reduce the voluntary no claims discount down to ZERO

    I couldn't get my credit card out quick enough

    Old Bastard 59 years young
    No points on licence
    Bike Garaged
    £250 Compulsory Excess
    ZERO Voluntary Excess
    90 Days European Cover
    Max 10,000 miles Per Anum
    Protected No Claims included

    2016 BMW R1200 GS Triple Black
    1993 Ducati 888 SP5
    2002 Triumph Bonneville 790 (Desert Sled)
    2003 Triumph Daytona 955i (Rob North Replica)
    2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber 1200
    2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC


  4. #4
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Black Forest
    Posts
    11,675
    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    Last year I got a quote from The Bike Insurer (who advertises on this forum) and the quote I went with was a Hasting Premier policy Fully Comp at £136.48 This was not the cheapest policy on offer, just the one I went with.

    This year I received a letter from Hastings Direct telling me that the same policy as last year with them was now £172.48 yet when I checked on-line a mirror policy from The Bike Insurer came in at £135.02

    A quick call to Hastings Direct had them not only match the price on-line but also add protected no claims and reduce the voluntary no claims discount down to ZERO

    I couldn't get my credit card out quick enough

    Old Bastard 59 years young
    No points on licence
    Bike Garaged
    £250 Compulsory Excess
    ZERO Voluntary Excess
    90 Days European Cover
    Max 10,000 miles Per Anum
    Protected No Claims included

    Same as you but 2 years younger, no chance of that......................

  5. #5
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Hull, East Yorkshire
    Posts
    134
    Smogbob - I can come to the Black Forest for 90days all included in my policy. That will do

    NnF - Cant grumble with that. I'm 5 years senior to you. What bike was that for, the Scrambler??

    Now retired, garage, no convictions etc and in a low crime area. Should be ticking all the boxes.

  6. #6
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Newbury, Berkshire
    Posts
    14,748
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullchat View Post
    NnF - Cant grumble with that. I'm 5 years senior to you. What bike was that for, the Scrambler??
    No that was for the Triple Black GS … it cost me another £120 to add the 1200 Scrambler XC to the same policy (two bikes max)
    2016 BMW R1200 GS Triple Black
    1993 Ducati 888 SP5
    2002 Triumph Bonneville 790 (Desert Sled)
    2003 Triumph Daytona 955i (Rob North Replica)
    2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber 1200
    2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC


  7. #7
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Peak District
    Posts
    2,831
    recently changed my bike and hastings couldn't offer a quote on the new bike.
    I paid the policy in full and it had been running for 7 months.
    So I cancelled it a few days ago.
    They wanted an additional £35 to cancel it.....told them I wasn't paying anything.....dickheads.
    With Bemoto now who don't charge anything for any changes made during the policy.

  8. #8
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Hull, East Yorkshire
    Posts
    134
    Did they refund the 5 months premium balance or have you called it quits?

  9. #9
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    sheffield
    Posts
    25
    i paid £140 for a blackbird with european breakdown, asked about change but they won't insure, if i cancel i will get £11 refund on a policy that has run 5 weeks

  10. #10
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    In a Remote area apparently.
    Posts
    5,444
    Rip off merchants the lot of them. No doubt Wapping will be along shortly to justify their actions, but then again he would, being part of it.
    "I arrive. I see... is possible. I go fast. I WIN!" - Valentino Rossi"

  11. #11
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Moen Belgium
    Posts
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by Smogbob View Post
    275 quid if that is fully comp, try coming to Europe, and then you can have a real rant, most cannot even get fully comp, unless paying thousands more.
    Yep, fully comp on my 2019 Multistrada Enduro would be 3800 euros and many companies won't offer cover at any price

  12. #12
    Subscriber Click here to find out how to Subscribe
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    scotland
    Posts
    5,621

    Click here to find out how to remove these ads

    Mibbies it's just me :-
    But .
    I think £275 is not a lot of ££ to insure a motorcycle worth £19,000 .
    Normal ,in an odd sort of way

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Anyone attending a Ride Out or Event organised through the UKGSer Forums does so at their own risk.
UKGSer.com or anyone organising an event posted here will not be held responsible in any way for damage or personal injury sustained while attending any such events.

Members attending any such event do so at their own risk.

The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files, and their arrangement on this Website are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites without prior written permission.

Disclaimer: Use or depiction of the BMW logo or trademark throughout this web site is for illustrative and editorial purposes only, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark.

The UKGSer Forums may include adult content for which it cannot be held responsible. Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the UKGSER network privacy policy



UKGSer is....

"a pernicious environment of toxic hostility" dean0n0 2019

"I have always known this community is full good people even if most of you cover it up with piss n vinegar" Chad 2018

"Its about being a grown up hooligan - and if that means a dark visor, remus open pipe and a bit of speeding out of town then all well and good" Kaister 2005