Norwich, Norfolk (PRWEB) July 31, 2009
As the appearance of these trendy, every increasingly popular modes of transport rises on UK roads, companies such as Bike Sure have started to see an increase in specialist insurance products to cover these vehicles.
Quad Bikes are becoming ever popular with teenage males as an alternative mode of transportation to the usual scooter or moped. These four wheeled pocket rockets are very robust and quite often very powerful, and so are a becoming a very fashionable item. Designed as an off-road means of transport, they are now commonly seen on the road.
Little is known about this trendy mode of transport. Are they legally able to be used on the road? And if so, do they require the same legal documents that a scooter or moped would require, such as insurance, tax and an MOT?
Most Quads are designed to be purely used on private property or licensed events. To use one on the road it will require the same basic features that a bike or scooter poses to pass an MOT. This includes: headlights, indicators, rear and brake lights, mirrors, speedometer and number plates. The rider must also, by law wear a motorcycle helmet at all times and be over the age of 17. These items can either be fitted to off-road quad bikes, in which case the work would have to be carried out by a professional company and passed by an MOT centre, or road legal quad bikes can now be purchased.
As far as legal documents are concerned, the law states that quad bikes require the same documentation as any other road vehicle. This entails being registered with the DVLA, having a valid MOT certificate, full motorcycle driving licence, road tax and insurance. Gaining insurance for quad bikes can be quite challenging if you go to a generic insurer. Some are very reluctant to quote because of the niche nature of the machines. A good idea is to try a specialist quad bike insurer such as Bike Sure who have enough information to give a well rounded quote.
If you're looking for specialist Quad Bike insurance at a price you'll like, then Bikesure is the company to choose. With years of experience in this relatively new field, you can be sure that you will be fully covered to ride on UK road.