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In the UK we need to insure the bike before it can be registered with the authorities.
I'm not able as yet to get any insurance quotes. With it being a brand new model none of the companies or brokers I've tried have it on their lists.
I hope they pull their fingers out and get it sorted, it would be a shame after this long wait if it has to sit in my garage until I can insure it.
 

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Most of the french insurances already know about it, i called a bunch of them today.

One insurance lady even said to me that the bike is beautiful ^^
 
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No option such as a temporary registration?
Not in the UK. I did find one insurance company who quoted but it seems too high for the kind of bike it is....
No sign yet of my bike so I have a little more time.
 

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Not in the UK. I did find one insurance company who quoted but it seems too high for the kind of bike it is....
No sign yet of my bike so I have a little more time.
Who have you ordered from Steve?
Ducati UK have just invoiced Riders for my bike and expect delivery early next week.
 

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Who have you ordered from Steve?
Ducati UK have just invoiced Riders for my bike and expect delivery early next week.

Up to today the best quote I got was just over twice what I can insure a new 2017 Fireblade for...
What they are all doing is calling the underwriter who has no clue what sort of bike it is....

However I called Ducati Insurance and got a great quote. Call them on 0344 8800 960

Good luck let us know how you get on.
 

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insurance are trying to kill me as well...

I used to pay 550€ per year for the minimal coverage on my monster 796.

Now for a brand new bike i need full coverage, and the prices i find are between 1770€ and 2500€ per year...
(Ducati insurance offer 1900€)
It's like 12% of the bike price per year...
 

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insurance are trying to kill me as well...

I used to pay 550€ per year for the minimal coverage on my monster 796.

Now for a brand new bike i need full coverage, and the prices i find are between 1770€ and 2500€ per year...
(Ducati insurance offer 1900€)
It's like 12% of the bike price per year...
Wow that's expensive, I can get fully comprehensive from Ducati in the UK for £175
 

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Up to today the best quote I got was just over twice what I can insure a new 2017 Fireblade for...
What they are all doing is calling the underwriter who has no clue what sort of bike it is....

However I called Ducati Insurance and got a great quote. Call them on 0344 8800 960

Good luck let us know how you get on.
Might as well get a panigale at that rate!
 

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Up to today the best quote I got was just over twice what I can insure a new 2017 Fireblade for...
What they are all doing is calling the underwriter who has no clue what sort of bike it is....

However I called Ducati Insurance and got a great quote. Call them on 0344 8800 960

Good luck let us know how you get on.
I test rode one on Weds, was set to make an order but fell down at insurance. Current VFR800f (new model) is £250 with business use, only quote I could get was £1031 + huge excess. Plan on hold. there's only 10hp in it and whilst it's a lovely bike it's no blade. How much did ducati want?
 

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Problem is in the UK, and I checked again today, the Supersport does not have an insurance classification rating. Consequently it is referred to the underwriters. Who apparently don't have a clue at all. I can get a new 189bhp Fireblade insured for half what I get quoted from any one but Ducati Insurance. Who do have a rating.

I need to insure mine tomorrow so it can be registered and taxed. So I'll go with Ducati, it's good quote, £175 plus some extras which take it to £220.
 

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interesting. What are you riding now and how much did you pay? is £175 for 12months? Full NCB. I'm 47 + full NCB . My jaw hit the floor at the quotes I had. Took Supersport S for a morning round Bowland, great bike but not a huge step up from the VFR. Less sporty riding position but sharper handling. I'd say very similar power wise but SS pulls right from lower down whereas VFR is sedate below 7000rpm then really takes off. Will look into Ducati insurance if my current insurer can't get a reasonable price in the next couple of weeks
 

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Im also with Ducati Insurance, been with them for 10 years and they also insure none Ducati bikes. Mine is £215 fully comp and I'm liable for 1st £250.
 

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Aw man that is nuts, sympathy to you. I know the uk system, its a nightmare, but clever. In this case, too clever.
 

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getting nowhere fast with this. Been on holiday in NYC for 2 weeks and accidentally found the Ducati dealer there where I had another look :) Have arranged a second test ride (first one was hampered a little by going with a mate who tested a Multistrada which turned out to have a stuck exhaust valve and wouldn't go over 50). So I rang Ducati insurance today who come back with a quote of £535. I'm a 47yr old professional with 10yrs NCB and it will be in a locked and alarmed garage. I need business use as I visit people occasionally at home and want to make sure I'm covered but this is probably only for about 2-300miles /year. My current 2014 VFR 800 I'm paying £235 for the same cover with a smaller excess and it wasn't much more when I bought it new 3 yrs ago. Dunno where they are getting these figures from. I can get a Monster 1200 for <£300. I know in the grand scheme of things it's only another £250 but it's a rip-off and I don't like being ripped off
 
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