There are many popular Harley-Davidson® cruiser bikes, but you’ll need insurance no matter what cruiser motorcycle brand or model you ride.
That’s why Harley-Davidson® Insurance is available for virtually all cruiser makes and models—even customized motorcycles and motorcycles 25 years and older.
Besides Harley-Davidson® cruisers, below is a sample of other common cruiser brands that we insure:
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Need more information before starting a quote? We get it. With so many different insurance policies and coverages, it can take time to know where to begin.
Below, we will reveal everything you need to know about cruiser bike insurance so you can choose the perfect policy.
A cruiser bike is one of the most popular styles of motorcycle.
Harley-Davidson has created a lot of different cruiser motorcycles, with some of the most loved models including:
The riding position tends to have the hands up and the feet forward, with the spine either leaning back a little bit or erect.
Typical cruiser motorcycle engines emphasize easy shifting and rideability, with a lot of low-end torque but not necessarily a lot of horsepower. Traditional cruiser bikes have V-twin engines, yet inline engines have become more popular.
It is possible to purchase a power cruiser with more horsepower, better suspension, and stronger brakes.
Recharging is as simple as plugging into an electric outlet or a charging station.
Harley-Davidson has created a range of products to lead the electrification of two wheels. This includes their LiveWire® all-electric motorcycle and, more recently, the STACYC range of electric balance bikes and Serial 1 electric pedal-assist bicycles.
In the United States, most states require you have some form of insurance to ride your cruiser bike on the roads legally.
Of course, rules and regulations differ from state to state. Here at Harley-Davidson Insurance, we’ll ensure you have a policy that meets the requirements in your location.
Aside from the legalities, insurance for your cruiser bike is also imperative to ensure you’re covered if you’re ever involved in an unplanned incident. After all, if you’ve invested a lot of money and time into your cruiser motorcycle, you want to ensure this is covered if something that wasn’t your fault happens.
In most states, liability coverage is required. This means your policy protects those you injure or property damages you cause due to an unforeseen incident. The amount the policy pays is partly determined by your policy limits and the amount of damage.
While this is the minimum requirement, you are encouraged to consider more coverages for better financial protection. Optional coverages include collision, comprehensive, and uninsured motorist coverage. We’ll get into each option in further detail later in this guide.
With Harley-Davidson® Insurance, you can choose from a wide range of coverages to find the best policy for your cruiser. Some of our more popular coverages are:
If your cruiser motorcycle is a total loss, you can get it replaced—and not at the depreciation value—with Replacement Cost coverage from Harley-Davidson. Bikes eligible for this coverage are those that have not been previously owned by anyone else and are a current model year or one year older.
You want to protect your motorcycle from damages not covered by collision, such as theft, fire, or vandalism. With Comprehensive coverage, you’ll be better prepared for the unexpected and your bike may be covered if there is any incident, whether it’s your fault or not.
We offer motorcycle insurance protection for you and your bike, including optional equipment (aka ‘accessories’) and safety gear coverage.
Our Optional Equipment coverage protects against loss to the equipment on your bike that is not factory standard as defined by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
If your motorcycle is a total loss—and your optional equipment also needs to be replaced—you would be covered for the total value of that equipment with Optional Equipment Replacement Cost coverage.
The average cost of motorcycle insurance in the United States is $43 per month or $519 per year. However, this differs based on your bike type and several other factors.
When looking for cruiser bike insurance, there are a few things you can do to ensure an accurate and fair quote while insuring your bike in a suitable manner:
We can offer discounts for people who have completed approved motorcycle classes or safety courses, such as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Class.
We have a huge assortment of motorbike coverage options, ensuring you have a policy that gives you peace of mind.
One accident doesn’t mean your insurance rates will automatically increase, as we offer motorcycle accident forgiveness.
We write insurance in 48 states. We cannot provide liability coverage insurance policies in Washington D.C., Hawaii, or Alaska. However, you may be covered if you live in a covered state and ride in one of these areas.
Several discounts are available, including multi-bike and military/law enforcement discounts.
We insure most brands of motorcycles, not just Harley-Davidson® bikes. We also insure motorcycles 25 years and older and customized bikes too.
If you’re looking for a cruiser bike insurance plan, don’t make the mistake of falling into one of these traps:
While the Internet is filled with great information, it’s also true that anyone can put content out there, and this has meant that a lot of misinformation and myths have been born.
Let’s set a few facts straight about cruiser bike insurance:
These are just some common motorcycle myths floating around on the Internet today.If you’re unsure about anything to do with cruiser bike insurance and you want answers, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the friendly team at Harley-Davidson Insurance today.
While Motorcycle cruisers' premiums tend to be lower to insure than sports motorcycles, ultimately the cost of your specific policy will be determined based on several factors. Here are just some examples:
According to an industry study, cruiser-style motorcycles, especially smaller models, are not stolen as frequently as sports bikes.
However, whether a bike is stolen is often opportunistic in nature. Taking steps to prevent motorcycle theft is the best approach for all types of bikes.
While a cruiser does typically have a comfortable riding position, smooth engines, and adequate storage capacity for touring, a touring motorcycle may likely be the best choice for a long-distance journey.
However, it ultimately depends on individual preferences, needs, and the specific model's capabilities.