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Fire and Theft for 250?

Discussion in 'Businesses and Service Providers' at netrider.net.au started by Steve250, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Hi, I'm looking at getting a 1st bike pretty soon so want to find out where to get insurance from. I'm probably going to get a sporty 250 and want third party with fire and theft, I rang up SGIC and they have 3rd party but dont do fire and theft for motorbikes! I've had a friend have their motorbike stolen recently so I definately want this included. Rang up CGU for a quote and used a Ninja ZX2R for a sample but they didnt know what that was! Who here has 3rd party fire and theft and who do they go through?


     
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  2. I know AAMI does it. I didn't think about it until I already went for 3rd party property with NRMA. I've heard that theft + fire protection is often not far off the cost of comprehensive. But if you're in a dodgy area and not in a secure garage, I'd definitely recommend it..
     
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  3. Try Western QBE for bike insurance - they underwrite Swan, and have a motorcycle department who know what you are talking about. And a lot cheaper than some, even for a new rider like me!
     
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  4. Just rang up AAMI, they dont do third party either and they also couldnt find ZX2R or even ZXR250, are these bikes really rare?
     
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  5. No, but they're imports.
     
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  6. So does that mean that no-one insures them? or I have to ask specifically for imported bikes?
     
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  7. It means usually you
    A- either pay more, often much more
    B- They won't touch it with a barge pole

    This is one of the downsides to grey imports
     
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  8. If you have a 250, I highly recommend either fire or theft! :LOL:

    Regards, Andrew.
     
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  9. Why not just go full comprehensive? As a new rider, statistics say you're gonna drop it. Better to have it covered than have it sit in the garage in pieces.
     
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  10. Umm thanks...some of us do have to start somewhere! I'm not exactly rich so I think a decent 250 will do for a start!

    Well I can get 3rd party for $120 not including fire and theft, but comprehensive will cost me $1800 or more, thats nearly half the cost of the bike so really not worth it for me! I was hoping I could get fire and theft for a few hundred but it doesnt look like I can get it at all

    Also I've found if I go through motorbike finance they will only give it to me if I have comprehensive insurance :(

    Some1 doesnt want me to get a motorbike soon!
     
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