To drive your motorcycle on the road in Canada, you must carry a form of liability insurance called motorcycle insurance. The basic version of this insurance will get you on the road legally, but there are many more options you may want to consider when insuring your motorcycle. We sat down with our motorcycle expert, Bonita Paisley, in our Sherwood Park office to get a better handle on all of the ins and outs of motorcycle insurance.
Summer is officially here and nice weather means that it's time to get out your favorite summer toys. This year, how will you get out and enjoy the nice weather? A drive to the mountains with your family in your RV for the long weekend? A day on the water of boating and fishing? Cruising down the highway enjoying a beautiful sunset in your convertible?
It's that time of year again. All the bikers out there are starting to look at the longterm forcast, hoping for an early thaw. An early thaw may not be in the forecast, but you can make sure you're ready to go as soon as the roads are dry by taking advantage of some new Motorcycle Insurance updates from Aviva.
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Since motorcycles are easily accessible, they are highly prone to theft. If you like to hit the open road on two wheels, be mindful of these theft prevention guidelines to avoid taking a one-way trip down “Loss Lane”.
Tips for Thwarting Thieves
- When you get off your bike, shut off the ignition and then lock it.
- Lock the forks (disk brakes). Purchase locks that are brightly coloured to discourage potential thieves.
- Lock multiple motorcycles together if you are travelling in a pack.
- If you are riding alone, lock your motorcycle to a stationary object that cannot be dismantled such as a light pole.
- Install an alarm on your bike that sounds when it is tampered with.
- Park your bike in front of a security camera or close to your room, when staying at a hotel for the evening.
- Check on your bike periodically when you are at a public event, especially shortly after you arrive. A thief may have watched you arrive and waited for you to walk away before making a move.
- Block your bike with a vehicle in a garage.
- Store the title for your motorcycle in your home; not in the compartments or saddlebags on your bike.
- Mark your bike with a unique symbol or mark and take photographs of that. If your motorcycle is stolen, you can present this information to the police.
- Always keep your motorcycle registration and insurance information with you when riding.