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Does my bike insurance cover pillion passengers?
Coverage of pillion passengers used to be standard on all policies, but it's now far more common for an insurance company not to include this unless requested - make sure you read your terms and conditionsDave Jenkins, journalist
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To obtain a quote, fill out our simple-to-use forms with your basic personal details, plus information on the bike to be insured and the riders you want on the policy.
Be ready to input the number plate (if known), your length of no claims bonus, the type of use the vehicle will be put to, annual mileage, details of accidents and/or convictions in the last five years and of your occupation.
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There'll also be questions on your riding history, including the chance to tell potential insurers of riding qualifications you've achieved, whether you're a member of a biking organisation, and if you're also a car driver and/or owner.
The final section will ask for details of the bike to be insured, including its value, security arrangements, whether it's modified, if it will be used to tow or with a sidecar, and if pillion use is required.
On the quotes screen, you'll be given a clear indication of the policy price, excess levels, and whether personal accident, legal assistance, breakdown cover and helmet and leather cover are included.
To find out more about such areas try our motorbike insurance guides, where you'll also find the answers to frequently asked questions.
Read more about the factors influencing insurance price, the types of bike insurance, excesses, paperwork, policy add-ons, security, modifications, riding other motorcycles, whether no claims bonuses can be transferred to and from cars, and cover for passengers.
Our guides offer information on Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), travelling abroad, and the gear you need for riding, and we've got dedicated pages for scooters, mopeds and three-wheelers. You can also try our top tips for finding cheap motorbike insurance.