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Basics of Motorcycle Insurance

Basics of Motorcycle Insurance

Motorcycle, moped, scooter – whatever you drive, make sure it’s protected.

Now that summer is right around the corner, you may have been enjoying the summer sunshine from the seat of your motorcycle. Your beloved bike gets you from point A to point B, all while skipping through traffic jams and enjoying the local scenery!

But, before you set off on the open road on your motorcycle, you need to make sure that you have the right motorcycle insurance. It’s always a good idea to know the basics of coverage so that you know exactly what you are looking for in an insurance policy, and if additional coverage makes sense for you. You wouldn’t buy a car and not insure it, so why leave your bike exposed to damage and risk?

Here’s a breakdown of the type of coverage which you can typically choose:

Bodily injury liability – If you cause an accident in which someone in another vehicle or a pedestrian is hurt, this coverage can aid the medical expenses that would arise from the accident.

Property damage liability – If you are at fault in an accident that damages a person’s property, such as a vehicle or building, this coverage can help to pay for repairs or replacements.

Medical payments – Should you or your passenger get injured in an accident and need medical attention, you can expect the policy to pay for part or all of the medical costs.

Personal injury protection – Regardless of fault, this coverage can aid the costs resulting from an accident. This can include lost income, medical bills, funeral costs, and child care expenses.

Collision – If your beloved bike is damaged due to a collision with another bike, car, or structure, collision coverage can help pay for repairs to get your bike back on the road again.

Comprehensive – This covers damages and loss from theft, vandalism, hail and more!

Uninsured or underinsured motorist bodily injury – Not every driver on the road is adequately insured – or insured at all. If you or your passenger get injured in an accident by this driver, this coverage can help pay for the damages and injuries when the driver’s insurance (or lack there of) cannot.

Roadside assistance coverage – This pays for things like towing and jumping the battery. Nothing should stand in your way of making it to your summertime plans, not even a flat tire!

If you have a specialized or custom bike, you may consider insuring these aspects of your bike!

Are you ready to secure the most reliable insurance policy for your motorcycle? At the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis, we’re dedicated to securing each motorist with motorcycle insurance that they can rely on! Serving Austin and neighboring cities in Texas, visit us today!