Insurance is difficult for young bikers
Younger motorcyclists are finding it hard to afford insurance due to spiralling costs.
Jeff Stone, media and public relations manager at the British Motorcyclists Federation, explained that bike insurance has been affected in the same way as car insurance, and premiums are highest for young riders.
"Often you'll find the younger rider has paid more for his insurance than he has for his motorbike. Again, it does nothing to encourage motorcycle sales, but it's reflecting the market," he said.
The average age of a biker is now around 40 so insurance then is not really any worse than car insurance for more mature drivers, the riders impacted more are in their late teens and early 20s.
"So it's a problem when you're younger, but it's also a problem when you've got a car."
However, the AA claimed that insurance seems to have hit a plateau this year, as price comparison quotes have fallen by 4.3 per cent, while average costs have only increased by 7.7 per cent.