I'm as proud as punch. Swann - my insurer of choice for many years - has refused to give me quote because my bike is too old! For years I've ticked the box on my insurance and simply paid over the money. I decided to do a little exploration this year, just for the sake of comparison. Swann - Won't insure me because the bike is more than 20 years old! Their rep suggested I ring Shannons and look for "classic" cover! What a complement. AAMI - $700 + $450excess. What the ?! I'm over 40, have had no infringments or claims for over a fifteen years, have been riding for over 20 years and the agreed value on my bike is $1600. I queried the quote and I was told that the charged a high premium because "bike insurance isn't really our target market" Western QBE - $140 + $300excess RACV - $117 + $400 excess I went back to Western QBE with the RACV quote and took them up on the offer to "beat any price"- and they reduced premium to $105, retaining the $300 excess. Western QBE has a very happy customer.