Motorcycle insurance premiums are getting more expensive. Nowhere is this more evident than in London where high incidents of bike theft have sent costs soaring for bikers living in almost every borough.
While heavy-duty locks, bike alarms, and tracking devices can provide peace of mind, if a thief is determined to steal your pride and joy, chances are they’ll find a way. And, living in such a densely populated city, where many live in terraced houses or flats, the luxury of having a garage to keep your bike out of sight can be a rarity.
So, if you live in London, how can you save money on motorcycle insurance and guarantee your bike’s safety at the same time?
Horsepower Storage London reckons its got the answer. As the city’s only dedicated motorcycle storage facility, it provides a secure, purpose-built environment to keep your motorcycle within the boundaries of the M25. Storing your bike there is a surefire way of lowering your insurance premium by a considerable amount. But, that’s not all on offer.
How to save money on motorcycle insurance
While Horsepower Storage offers long- and short-term storage, depending on the rider’s individual requirements, it isn’t simply a case of parking up and leaving your bike to gather dust.
The facility is staffed by a team of dedicated expert mechanics, who ensure that any bikes stored at the facility are kept in full working order. This means batteries are connected to trickle chargers, chains are kept clean and lubed, and the engines are brought up to operating temperature monthly.
Bikes kept in longer term storage are also given regular runs on a private track to keep brake pads from seizing and to ensure the gearbox is lubricated, while bike valeting and detailing can also be arranged to keep them looking fresh. Alongside this, the team at Horsepower Storage can carry out MOTs, annual services, as well as chain cleaning and lubing, to keep your bike ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice.
While Horsepower Storage’s actual location is a closely-guarded secret to protect the bikes inside, we can reveal that it’s located close to the A1 and M25 for easy transport links. However, the company also offers a collection and delivery service, should you want the convenience of your bike being dropped off directly to your doorstep.
For riders arriving by bike, on-site lockers provide ample space to store your riding gear, meaning you don’t have to catch the bus home with your helmet in hand.
Finally, if you decide to sell your bike while it’s in the care of Horsepower Storage, the team can help to organise viewings, sort out paperwork, and even ship it.
So, if you’re short of somewhere to keep your motorcycle out of sight of thieves, and you want to save a few quid on your insurance premium, it’s well worth taking a look at what Horsepower Storage London has to offer. And, to top it all off, your bike is insured up to £10,000 as standard whilst in storage or transport.