It would be generally expected that the smaller cc’d motorcycle would be cheaper to insure. This, however, depends greatly on the rider and the area in which you live, as well as the performance of the cycle. It is always best to obtain a quote for each cycle, and compare from there. Prices for insurance may vary by brand of cycle as well. When you are getting insurance quotes ask the insurance agent to quote several bikes. This will give you a feel for the cost of different styles and sizes of bikes.

Leslie Kay
Leslie Kay’s, Inc.

  • J____S

    Do not buy a liter sportbike as your first motorcycle. I’ve been riding for 22 years, and about 13 years of that on a CBR600. Even with over a decade on the 6, the 1000 caught me by complete surprise and in over my head a couple times. With all those years, I was able to save being thrown over a guardrail, but with no experience, you won’t (and yes, it comes with ABS now so it’s not exactly the same).

    Point still stands, a new rider should not be on a class leading liter bike. Just to give another angle: Every rider I know who started on a liter bike, with only 1 exception, wadded their bike the first year.

    Buy a 6. You’ll never get past 60% of its capability on the street and your insurance won’t go through the roof. Well, it might, but not like it would on a 1000.