Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southern Coast of Maine
Insurance increase for 2012 DL650AL2 anyone?
I bought my Wee on 4/20/12. When I called my agent to change over from my 2004 BMW R1150GS Adventure, she notified Dairyland, but didn't give me the cost difference, which I assumed might be less since the Wee was almost 1/2 the cc size and basically the same type of bike. I had already paid for a whole year with the BMW from 4/6/12-4/5/13. About 10 days later, I got a bill from Dairyland. My 1 year premium on the BMW had been $271, but now I was being billed another nearly $350! Ouch! I called the agent, assuming she had left the BMW on instead of discontinuing the coverage for it, but NOPE. BMW was removed and the Wee was $628.51 a year... more than double the cost of the BMW. I've been licensed 37+ years and always had Dairlyand, but their recent rate hikes are intolerable. 5 year ago I had compared Progressive to Dairyland, and Dairyland beat them by over $100, but I called my agent last week for a quote on the Wee and Progressive is beating them by $325/year. Huh? The wee on progressive with lowest deductibles is $348/yr. A few years ago, I was insuring a BMW K1200GT, much faster and more HP for $218/year. I wish my pay went up at the same rate everything around me does!
So now I'm a progressive customer... We'll see how that goes. Dairyland told me the Wee was classified as a "Sport bike" and the BMW was a "sport tourer", when in fact they are the same type of bike just the BMW had 500cc more. They must be sniffing a lot of cow methane out there in Wisconsin cause is seems like a load of cow sheet to me...
Anyone else seen a big insurance increase when they registered their Wee?
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