Just thought I should ask what roughly insurance is likely to be for a diesel motorbike in uk? Given the point in the exersize is cheap transport and my current bikes are covered for any one of 3 riders on any combination of 5 bikes, at £158 on a classic policy where the biggest bike is an Ntv 650 that returns a fairly respectable 60mpg for most commuting use, though it can drop well below that if the taps are opened up.... I have to figure out if the better mpg will pay back the cost ( or set a budgett for such a project). For optimum payback it needs to be a sidecar outfit for winter use, I dropped a bike on my foot 2 years back on ice, only a 250 but it hurt ( my wallett worst, 9 weeks off work), don't want a repeat. That probably means a kubota twin into a bmw r90 ( got the bike already) , or go cheap and drop a ruggerini into a rebel 125 with a 3 speed gearbox ( got the major components already) or sell what i have and buy everything specifically using the proceeds.
I know insurance is a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' question, but I just want to get some sort of feel for the markett for covering oil burners, I sort of doubt my current cover company would add sutch a creation though they might, Carol Nash refused to cover my bmw r90 because the engine was a r80 with 1000cc heads, but were not bothered by the twin plugging so there really is no knowing with them, but still, some kind of ballpark might be usefull. What are peoples thoughts?