With new riders having trouble booking rider training and M2 tests due to the pandemic, M&W has launched a new online app to help M1 licence holders get insured and get on the road in 2021! The first of its kind in Canada, the app will deliver accurate quotes in as little as 4 minutes, and allow you to buy the policy, all online.
The reality of being a new motorcycle rider in Ontario is that most insurance companies won’t insure you until you are fully licensed (M class license). So given that M1 riders are experiencing delays booking rider training and M2 tests because of COVID-19, it’s likely that your only option for riding in 2021 is to get insurance from Facility Association.
To help new riders get on the road, M&W has built an online app for M1 riders that is the first of its kind in Canada. Get an accurate quote from Facility Association in minutes, and get insured today with just a couple clicks. No phone calls, no hassles, just the open road.
At Mitchell & Whale, we love all bikes and we love all bikers (aka motorcycle enthusiasts), and we guarantee that as long as you have at least your M1 license, we can get you insured and on the road within a day. Of course if you’re an experienced rider, you can call one of our brokers and they will get you competitive quotes from some of the best motorcycle insurers in the province. But if you’re just getting started, you can save the time, avoid the hassle of calling around, and get the only quote you need online.
Depending on where you live, how old you are and whether you have tickets on your driving record (yes, they count those), you will be paying anywhere between $3,000 and $10,000 a year for insurance with your M1 license.
The benefit of getting your M1 insurance from Mitchell & Whale today is that a) You’ll be able to enjoy the 2021 riding season; and b) We’ll shop for better rates for you when it’s time to renew next year, so long as you get your M2 in the interim. As one of the top motorcycle insurance brokers in the province, we have access to the best motorcycle insurers, and they’ll be happy to insure you once you get your M2 license.
There’s not much you can do to save on your premiums as long as you’re riding with your M1. But whenever you’re planning to get your M2, you’ll see considerable savings (probably next year) by completing an approved rider training program.
If you’re thinking that you can buy insurance now with your M1, then cancel it and get cheaper insurance in 3 months with your M2, don’t count on it. The way that motorcycle insurance is priced in Canada is such that you pay 90% of your premiums for the 6 months when you’re most likely to ride. Cancelling after the riding season is not likely to save you much at all, and penalties may apply, so you may actually lose money in the exchange. Your best bet is to wait until your renewal next year.
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