European Motorcycle Breakdown Cover - Recommendations?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by antonye, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. antonye

    antonye Guest

    Just in case - sod's law says that if you buy it you'll never
    use it - has anyone got any recommendations for European
    Breakdown cover?

    I've found a 3-day policy for £17 and an annual policy for
    just over £56 [1], which are both not too bad, but obviously
    it comes down to how good they are when used.


    antonye, Jan 31, 2008
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    Nursey Guest

    AA Europe where good when I had to use them in France a few years back.
    Can't remember the price though it wasn't that steep.
    Nursey RN
    ALS & APLS Provider
    Honda CBF600 ABS
    (nursey at ukrm dot net)
    Nursey, Jan 31, 2008
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    sweller Guest

    IME, Carole Nash.
    sweller, Jan 31, 2008
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    darsy Guest

    I have a Carole Nash policy on the Tiger, and from memory it has
    European Breakdown cover, but I've never had to use it.
    darsy, Jan 31, 2008
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    Colin Irvine Guest

    After some searching we ended up with them for both car and bike, but
    have yet to put either to the test.
    Colin Irvine, Jan 31, 2008
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    sweller Guest

    It was very good.

    I was taken to a dealer (whose response was "too old, no parts"), then to
    the breakdown firms depot. The AXA Assistance people then arranged a
    hire car for the duration of the trip. I had to sort myself a hotel for
    that night as it was a choice of hotel for the duration or a hire car for
    the duration.

    The breakdown driver found me an Etap Travelodge, booked it and drove me
    there in his own car. The Guzzi was left at the depot.

    I went on the piss.

    Picked up hire car. "A fucking Smart car". Found to hire car bods
    amazement that my bike can carry more luggage than the car.

    Did Elefatentreffen.

    Dropped car off at Rotterdam Airport, took Taxi to Hoek (75 Euros - tab
    picked up by AXA). Went on Ferry on my own ticket sans Guzzi.

    Got off ferry and took train to Colchester (?1.40, I paid for that), taxi
    to hire car place (?10) and then picked up another one way hire car to
    Brighton (AXA picked up the tab on both the hire car and taxi).

    Got home. Guzzi arrived following morning.

    Excellent and all arranged by their staff.
    sweller, Jan 31, 2008
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    antonye Guest

    antonye, Jan 31, 2008
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    wessie Guest

    My bike is currently insured with CNash which includes breakdown cover. My
    car insurance from the Pru came with "free" Green Flag cover.

    However, I have used the above outfit, underwritten by Europ Assistance, in
    past years. The service is excellent as I never had to use it. Anecdotal
    evidence from the owner of MCiTours says the CNash & Europ Assistance
    schemes are generally very good.

    As Higgins says, you can easily flip cover from one vehicle to another
    using the online form. This came in handy when I used the bike and car in
    Europe in the same year.
    wessie, Jan 31, 2008
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