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Photo by Michael Jordan, enjoying a meal at sunset, Zangskar Valley, India

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Zangskar Valley, India



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Hi locky,

The best option for you would be the pay as you go model from eBike Insurance - Welcome to eBike Insurance

Insurance is also valid in Europe.

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Westbound Turkey to Bulgaria/Greece... buy at Bulgarian border!

Like many, I used MotoTouring for Green Card insurance bringing my bike from Canada to the EU last April. 124 Euro for 45 days if I remember. I thought it was a pretty good deal in comparison and nice folks to deal with. Once I got to Turkey, however, had to buy insurance there ($10 US... "one month... three months... it's all the same"). Then later, headed back west, I contacted MotoTouring again for new coverage but there was not enough time to get the original and so I just took my chances at the Bulgarian border. Whoa! Glad I did. I crossed just west of Edirne, Turkey at the Captain Andreevo crossing near the triple junction between Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria. Nice office there. Lady was very helpful. 50 Bulgarian Leva (about $33.50 US) per month or about 1/4 the price. Exact same coverage and exclusions as MotoTouring was offering.

I think I'd still use MotoTouring for shipping into the EU as it is nice to have insurance in hand before you get there, but for traveling east to west, buy it at the Bulgarian border.
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Does this BG insurance cover the whole of Europe? Did you get a Green Card with that?
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Hi Peter
you get a green card that covers all of the EU, the same as from moto touring.
Does not cover SRB,MK,UA, etc

If you have a bike registered in BG, you get a green card cheaper, & it covers ALL of europe.
Ive had no luck finding someone to issue one for a non BG registered bike.

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That's good news, thanks.
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Car insurance

Hi there,

We have a UK registered landcruiser which we are preparing for an overland trip. We need to modify the suspension to increase the payload and clearance, but have just found out our current insurance company won't insure us if our car is modified at all, and we can't find any other insurance companies to cover us as we don't have any no claim bonus. We are off to Europe for three 1/2 weeks in September. Can anyone recommend a cheap third party insurance company that covers UK registered vehicles? Sounds like the Italian one doesn't insure EU registered vehicles? After the Europe trip we are coming back to the UK, then we are leaving in February for an overland trip to Cape Town. Any help much appreciated.
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Eligibility Requirements for European insurance coverage:
  • You are not a citizen of the country in which you will be travelling or living.
  • You will keep US/Canadian license plates on your motorcycle
  • The motorcycle to be insured is not a sports- or high performance motorcycle or over 1500cc
  • You are at least 25 years of age and not over 65 years of age (Drivers over 65 MAY be eligible)
  • The motorcycle to be insured is not a rental, short term lease or buyback
  • You own the motorcycle to be insured
  • The motorcycle is not over 20 years old or valued over $30,000."



can i get greencard (insurance) for my europe trip if im under 24 years old and im take my honda cbr600f4i with me?
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Just a quick "me too" on mototouring.com. Cheap (considering the options- 98E for 30 days) insurance that you can get online before you arrive and they'll send you a scan of the green card if you can't get the original before you arrive.

I dealt with Mariaelana (mariaelena@mototouring.com) and she was great.

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Just a quick "me too" on mototouring.com. Cheap (considering the options- 98E for 30 days) insurance that you can get online before you arrive and they'll send you a scan of the green card if you can't get the original before you arrive.

I dealt with Mariaelana (mariaelena@mototouring.com) and she was great.

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Tel. +39.0227201556- Fax +39.0293660584
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+1 for MotoTouring

Mariaelana was very professional and easy to deal with although I think I'll check out Bulgaria when I'm there next... next year probably.
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can i get greencard (insurance) for my europe trip if im under 24 years old and im take my honda cbr600f4i with me?
I am curious about this is well- I will be 20 this summer and will need insurance to travel from Germany through the Balkans and out through Turkey, on a US registered KLR 650 in my name

What options are there?

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Insurance (again)


Hi Have done a search but no luck. Have contacted companies mentioned in the post but can't help. Carol Nash, my insurance just say no! Anyone know of or can recommend anyone. I am after third party (green card) insurance. It's for Hungary, Croatia, Slovinia, Serb, Bulgaria, Turkey this summer.
Used a German company in the past for trips to Baltic states, Russia etc but no longer about, well website down, not found. Oh its for motorbikes as well.
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Hi Have done a search but no luck. Have contacted companies mentioned in the post but can't help. Carol Nash, my insurance just say no! Anyone know of or can recommend anyone. I am after third party (green card) insurance. It's for Hungary, Croatia, Slovinia, Serb, Bulgaria, Turkey this summer.
Used a German company in the past for trips to Baltic states, Russia etc but no longer about, well website down, not found. Oh its for motorbikes as well.
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How does the European Green Card Insurance work?
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Thanks for the link mxracer95. But opened form and only for non European reg vehicles, mine is reg in UK.
But have emailed them any way. See what happens
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Just want to add my two cents worth......I just walked into the Genova office of the Italian Automobile Club today and purchased Green Card insurance for my KLR650. Paid Euro95 for 45 days. They sell 30 days for Euro75. Once they found a guy who could speak English, it only took 15 minutes and I was out the door.
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Ted,

EU insurance (i.e. UK) covers you anywhere in the EU for third-party liability.

For the other countries: buy it at the border.
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