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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
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Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
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Old 20 Dec 2019
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Sent an email to FERNET asking for a quote. Just received this reply:


Unfortunately, Progressive no longer allows us to write any Foreign vehicle travel policies. We are currently working with a few other carriers and hope to have a secure program in the beginning of the year.

At any time should we secure the dedicated program, we will contact you immediately.

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2023 back in Japan on the road after COVID, 2019 Paris Siberia Japan tbd -2010 WR250R; 2015-2016 Paris-Mongolia and Paris-Silk Road; 2011-2013 Canada Ushuaia
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Old 21 Dec 2019
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Originally Posted by monnomania View Post
Progressive no longer allows us to write any Foreign vehicle travel policies.
Progressive never officially did.
But they don’t really ask if you have a foreign motorcycle.
You just need to give an address in the USA (no paperwork will be sent there, everything is done online). They don’t even ask for the number plate, just the VIN (chassis number).
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Canadian Foreign Vehicle Insurance

I enquired about vehicle insurance for all North America and received this reply from Fernet:

We have received your request for a quote. We can offer you coverage in the USA only. Our policy is a 6 month minimum policy and must be paid in full. Liability Coverage only for an RV starts at $1500 for 6 months. All policies will also include a $100 policy fee and a $50.00 Agency fee and all applicable taxes.

Please fill in the remaining fields on the attached form to receive a quote.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards,

Cheryl Dudek

I still have not found anyone to provide insurance for Canada.

Can anyone suggest a company that will provide Canadian insurance for temporary imported vehicles?

Happy New Year to all
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Has anyone a good hint on where to get insurance for a motorbike (Swiss plates) for Canada and/or the US? Would only be there a few weeks on our way down the PanAm, thus would like to avoid getting a full year contract...
Any suggestions welcome :-)
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Good evening everyone,

Any good news or advice for the insurance this year?

Cheers from freezing Germany
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No problem. Insurances are available online.
motorrcycleexpress (link there may only work with vpn set to US): 1-6 month for both Canada and US. Expensive but higher cover.

Fernet: only for US and minimum 6 month

Segurogringo: Canada and USA. Cheap and minimum cover.

All there options are online. Only need your credit card and bike details.
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While researching the issue of insurance in N America and Canada, I came across this site:

It provides useful info and on this page:
it explains the various options and add-ons available. This would be useful even if you are not on a vintage bike as it explains all the options and add-ons available.
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Reply from Seguro Gringo when asked about insurance for CANADA and USA for foreign motorcycles:
Thank you for your inquiry regarding motorcycle insurance costs for both the USA and Canada. We appreciate your interest in our services.

Please find below a detailed table outlining the costs for motorcycle insurance in the USA and Canada. Please note that we currently do not offer a Canada-only insurance policy. Our coverage extends to both the USA and Canada as a combined region or USA only.

USA + Canada Coverage Costs - Motorcycle

Liability Only

Coverage - This policy covers:
  • 200,000.00 USD COMBINED LIABILITY Combined Bodily Injury and Property Damage.
  • 2,000 USD Medical Payments per person.
  • 10,000 USD Medical Payments each accident.
Cost in USD

30 days - 272 USD
90 days - 314 USD
180 days - 475 USD
365 days - 824 USD

Purchase policy for motorcycles, USA/Canada: Motorcycles with plates other countries.
If you have any questions or require further clarification, please don't hesitate to let us know. We're here to assist you.

Thank you for considering our services.
Best regards,

As always YMMV!

Also note that I consider the 200,000 Liability coverage to be completely inadequate in North America, it should be AT LEAST a million, so ask about that. Remember that's someone else's medical bills you could be liable for, and 200,000 goes nowhere in a hospital in the USA, or even Canada.
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