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Joining motor cycle clubs, not the rebels tho

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by coxy, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Hi there, just wondering are there any advantages (apart from the social interaction and bike riding) to joining a motorcycle club. I am looking at getting my bike insured and i have heard on the grapevine that if you are a member of a club then there could be discounts to be had? I am in gold coast so if anyone is from here, is affiliated with a club, and knows what the advantages of joining are that would be really helpful.

  2. Also if anyone knows of specialist motorcycle insurers for me to check out that would be great. I have already looked at aami and nrma policies and just wanted to check and see what else is out there.
  3. Western QBE
    They are the specialist motorcycle insurers.
    There are one or 2 more but their name escape me.
    AAMI and NRMA are more expensive as a whole as they tend to deal with cars.
  4. Just check whether you are getting a discount or paying extra for being in a club. When getting a quote for insurance ask them the things that influence policy price. Eg. finance, being in a locked garage, security devices, K's per year, specific riders, club memberships, market or agreed value, accessories etc You will then have some more options as to how you insure your bike. If you don't ask you will be given the default which surprisingly is usually more expensive.
  5. Some insurers do offer 10% discount if you are a member of a club. But normally the club has to be incorporated and have a certain minimum number of members.

    Ulysses, BMWOCV, MRAA etc are all ok, but 10 mates who meet on sundays to ride and call themselves the "Cranbourne Corner Crunchers" probably aren't ;-)
  6. From mammary it was 5% discount.
    You are not asked to prove membership either ;) *nudge* *nudge* *wink* *wink*
  7. Hey why pick on Cranny? I resemble that remark! pmsl!
  8. I got a 5% dicount from Swann when I joined the HRCA (Honda Rider's Club of Australia). Cost was $33/yr. Saved $15 of premium but that's not why I got the membership, got it because get good deals on money off when staying at Best Western motels, means that I can go for longer rides and stay in motel at cheaper prices. Other benefits as well, can't think what they are off the top pof my head