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Motorbike makes & models guide

If you're looking for bike insurance for a particular make and model, Hastings Direct can help. From Triumph to Royal Enfield, each motorbike has its own story. By finding the right bike insurance policy for your make and model, you can tell it on the open road.

What do you ride? Bike makes and models


From the roar of the 1960s Bonneville to the recent Speed Triple, Triumph bikes have always been known for their distinctive character. Triumph is one of the longest standing names in British motorsport; they've been present as a privately owned British bike company for over 100 years, cementing their legacy of truly distinctive motorcycles.


Vespa scooters have long been a symbol of European mechanics and beauty. Throughout the decades, Vespa has become an interpreter and an expression of the society in which it lives. It is manufactured by Piaggio in Pontedera, Italy and owes its name to Latin and Modern Italian roots. This Italian scooter has seen a recent surge in popularity, especially among young riders as a fashion statement to match their retro classic look but who don't need the full power of a bike.


Aprilia has accumulated a total of 45 world championship titles, including 38 in MotoGP. Stimulated by the dream of competing in national level competitions, Aprilia nurtured a genuine passion for motorcycles in general and motocross models in particular. Today, the Aprilia bike remains just as gorgeous with developments in the middleweight and big bike sectors.


KTM motorcycles are known for their first-class qualities such as low weight, high performance, great handling and their unmistakable design and are exported all over the world. As Europe's second largest sport motorcycle producer, they've seen much success in professional racing and leisure sport for many years. They've even had models cross the line in the notorious Race to Dakar, and have recently expanded into the world of street bikes.


The secret of Kawasaki's success is in designing and manufacturing a bike that offers balanced performance, high quality reliability and excellent fit and finish. It's no surprise that so many bike fanatics have jumped on board to try out these innovative motorbikes for themselves.


The Japanese company Yamaha produced its first bike in 1955. It started with simple and inexpensive machines but has since grown its position as a "powersports powerhouse", offering some of the best sport bikes, cruisers and off-road bikes on the market. They have fast become one of the industry leaders in bike research, design and assembly.


Peugeot's award-winning scooters are leading the transport revolution which has transformed the lives of thousands who've invested in the freedom and fashion of twist-and-go. Whilst the company has tradition in abundance, the Gallic design flair, sharp styling, reliability, integrity, fun, fashion and freedom of a Peugeot scooter helps riders bypass the usual hassle of daily travel.

Royal Enfield

A Royal Enfield bike is truly unique, offering something to riders that they can't always find elsewhere: heritage. These single cylinder timeless classic bikes have made a mark of their own for over 100 years now. Numerous bike enthusiasts in the UK are still experiencing the thrill of riding a Royal Enfield on the open road.

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