Find the right cover for your motorcycle, cruiser, scooter and tourer with RACQ and get peace of mind on the open road
Whether you’re looking to insure your weekend tourer or the bike you ride every day, RACQ Motorcycle Insurance can cover your for everything from fire, theft and collision to your legal liability. All policies are backed by 24/7 customer service and a wide range of RACQ member discounts. This review will explore what each of the RACQ motorcycle policies cover so you know exactly what you are getting out of your policy.
What does RACQ Motorcycle Insurance cover?
- Damage to your motorcycle. This includes collision, weather event, fire, malicious acts, theft and attempted theft.
- Damage to other people's property. Cover amount of up to $20 million.
- Repairer of your choice with a lifetime guarantee. The guarantee is only applicable if you visit a RACQ Insurance Selected Repairer.
- Personal property. Cover amount of up to $500.
- Change of vehicle. Cover is extended to a replacement motorcycle of similar type for up to 14 days.
- Emergency repairs. Cover amount of up to $500.
- Stolen or lost keys and locks. Cover amount of up to $750.
- Towing and storage costs. RACQ covers a reasonable cost of towing and storage following an accident or theft.
What won't I be covered for?
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- It is for loss or damage to motorcycle riding gear (except helmets).
- Your motorcycle is lawfully confiscated, nationalised or requisitioned.
- It is a result of deliberate or intentional acts by you or someone acting with your consent.
- It arises because anyone in control of your motorcycle is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- You don’t stay at the scene of an accident until police arrive or as required by law.
- You don’t do everything you reasonably can to limit or prevent further loss or damage to your motorcycle.
- Your motorcycle is being used in an unroadworthy or unsafe condition.
- It is for an incident that occurs outside Australia.
- You fail to take responsible precautions to ensure the safety and security of your motorcycle.
- Your motorcycle is being used for any purpose other than private, social, domestic or pleasure purposes.
- Your motorcycle is being used for a motor trade experiment, test, trial or demonstration.
- Your motorcycle is hired or rented to someone.
- Your motorcycle is being used in any unlawful way or for any unlawful purpose.
- Your motorcycle is being used to carry a paying passenger.
- It is for loss or damage to tyres caused by applying the brakes.
- It is for loss or damage to exterior paintwork caused by rain, sand or water over an extended period of time.
- It is for any reduction in your vehicle’s value after it has been repaired.
How much will I pay for cover?
There are a number of factors that influence the cost of your RACQ Motorcycle Insurance premiums, including:
- Its accessories and modifications. These may attract thieves or affect the performance of your motorcycle.
- The address and location where your bike is kept. If you live in an area that has a high number of claims, such as for theft and malicious damage, premiums will be higher. Whether your car is garaged or parked outside overnight will also have an impact.
- Your claims history. Whether or not you have made any motor insurance claims in the past will be taken into account.
- Riders. The age and gender of listed drivers has an effect on premiums – for example, younger riders cost more to insure than others.
- Your riding history. Your riding history, for example past speeding tickets and traffic infringements, can tell the insurer more about your riding habits and the likelihood that you will make a claim.
- The excess. On a Motor Comprehensive Insurance policy, the basic excess amount you choose affects the cost of premiums.
- Finance. Whether or not a financier has an interest in your vehicle will be taken into account when determining premium costs.
- Optional benefits. If you choose to add any optional benefits to your policy, for example excess-free windscreen cover, these will drive up the cost of premiums.
- Make and model. The make and model of your bike could also lead to an adjustment of the premium.
- Discount. A no-claim discount is also available.
RACQ Motorcycle Insurance Excess
The excess is the amount you will need to pay towards the cost of any claim you make under your RACQ Motorcycle Insurance policy. More than one excess may apply to your claim, and the type and amount of excesses that apply to your policy will be shown on the certificate of insurance. Types of excesses include:
- Basic excess. This applies to all claims, except no-fault accidents where you can give RACQ the name, contact details and vehicle information of the person responsible. You can also vary the amount of your basic excess to adjust your premium amount.
- Additional excess. This may apply in some situations depending on the type or specifications of your motorcycle.
- Age and licence excess. This excess must be paid if the rider of your motorcycle at the time of an incident is under 25 years old, or has not held a full or open Australian motorcycle licence for the preceding two consecutive years.
- Listed driver excess. This excess may apply to a listed driver that is shown on your certificate of insurance.
- Unlisted driver age excess. This excess must be paid if an incident happens and the driver of your vehicle is an unlisted driver who is under 25 years old. Its amount is double the relevant age and licence excess.
How do I make a claim?
If you need to make a claim on your RACQ Motorcycle Insurance policy you can either:
- Phone RACQ on 13 7202; or
- Visit an RACQ store.
RACQ claims assistance is available 24 hours a day, and it’s important that you tell RACQ about any incident and make a claim as soon as possible. When you notify the insurer of your claim, you’ll be told what you need to do to ensure the prompt processing of your claim, including how to get your vehicle assessed, repaired and towed (if necessary). In most cases, you will not need to fill out a claim form.
Do you have some questions about RACQ?
Is there a no-claim discount?
Does RACQ Motorcycle Insurance have a cooling-off period?
Is my motorcycle riding gear covered?
Are there any discounts available?
- A no-claim discount of up to 20%
- A multi-policy discount when they have three or more policies with RACQ
- A premium discount of up to 17.5% if they’re already an RACQ member with Roadside Assistance