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post #1 of 79 Old 08-12-2008, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Dear Mr Suzuki,please stop scaring the insurance companies

Seems to me that the narrow minded Bean counters down at the insurance companies think that anything with plastic on it has to be a sport bike, or in the case of the big Vee a super sport, whatever that is.
My VL800 suzuki cruiser didn't seem to scare them (even though it's poor brakes and it's half acre U-turn certainly gave me a few moments).
Please build us a bike without the plastic (it must scare them to much) and maybe include a picture of a fat, balding old geezer (no offense old grey hair dudes listening) wearing nothing more than a doo rag for protection. If a piece of cotton is all you need on your head it must be safe then right? Maybe then we could afford to insure these machines which would then make them more popular which would cause more people to buy from your fine company.
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post #2 of 79 Old 08-12-2008, 11:16 PM
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Maybe you should check around for insurance quotes. Perhaps it's different in the Great White North but I find my insurance rates to be quite agreeable, I'm locked in around $200/year for full coverage on my Vee.

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I'm locked in around $200/year for full coverage on my Vee.
Who is the insurer?

Progressive wants nearly $1k/yr for my '08 Wee in Seattle. And that's with a squeaky clean record and excellent credit. Uh, yeah, I'm shopping around.
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post #4 of 79 Old 08-16-2008, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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my insurer was the personal. finally got coverage from Jevco but the point I'm trying to make is that most insurance companies are very ignorant about motorcycles and make judgement calls on first view only.
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post #5 of 79 Old 08-17-2008, 12:24 AM
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mines 400 and change for full coverage on my v, no accidents or tickets, group reduction for also having car and house with state farm

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mines 400 and change for full coverage on my v, no accidents or tickets, group reduction for also having car and house with state farm
Same here. $468.00/year. '07 Wee, lousy credit, 9 points with group rate for the car and truck.

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$575 here in Jersey for full coverage.
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forgot to suffix that i'm in NY and in my late 30's, insurance is kooky here, haven't shopped around though

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Couple years ago I was going to buy an SV650 - plain vanilla, tubular bars, no fairing, etc. Another option was a Harley 883.
I checked insurance prices for full coverage with three or four companies.
In each case, the SV650 was going to cost $700 / year... the Harley, $120/year.
Of course I bought the Sportster. My insurance ended up being $105 for full coverage!
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post #10 of 79 Old 11-27-2009, 11:52 AM
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I have Geico in South Carolina, with 3 bikes an FJR, SV650, and a Wee. My wife and I have good records and have taken the MSF course. I think we pay around 1000 a year for full coverage. Price varies greatly from one insurer to another.
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