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Motorcycle breakdown cover

Looking for reliable breakdown cover for your motorcycle? We've got you covered. Whether you've got a problem with the battery, tyres, throttle or anything else, we're here to help.

Having motorbike breakdown cover with us means you'll get:

  • An expert mechanic sent straight to your location to try and fix your motorcycle, scooter or moped on the spot
  • Motorcycle recovery and a lift to a nearby garage if your motorbike needs more work
  • Most of our vans can carry motorbikes so you usually won't have to wait for a recovery truck
  • Unlimited call-outs with no extra cost (*as long as it's not a repeat call-out for the same fault within 28 days)
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What else is included in our motorbike breakdown cover?

Motorbike breakdown cover comes with all the benefits of our standard roadside assistance:

  • Cover day and night, 365 days a year
  • Up to £5 of free parts
  • Help if you have an accident, call us and we’ll handle everything with Accident Assist

Motorcycle breakdown cover means you can get help for breakdowns if you're over 1/4 mile away from your home. If you want to be covered when close to home, you can add our optional At Home cover.

Once you join us, you won’t miss a trick when it comes to enjoying little extras or unlocking big savings with your Smart Benefits. And they’re all available on our app.

What types of motorcycle breakdown cover are there?

There are 4 main types of breakdown cover, each type is applicable to motorbikes:

  • Vehicle cover  breakdown cover for one vehicle. This covers breakdowns no matter who's driving, even if you're not physically with the vehicle when it breaks down
  • Cover for you  also known as personal breakdown cover, Cover for you means you're covered as a driver or passenger in any vehicle (including motorbikes)
  • Cover for 2 people  also known as Joint cover, Cover for 2 people is an extension of our personal breakdown cover. It covers you and someone you live with as drivers or passengers in any vehicle (including motorbikes)
  • Family cover  Family breakdown cover is also an extension of personal breakdown cover, allowing you and up to 3 other people you live with to be covered as drivers or passengers in any vehicle (including motorcycles)


Which types of vehicles are included in our motorbike breakdown cover?

You won't need a special policy if you ride a motorbike. Our standard breakdown cover applies to motorcycles, mopeds and scooters too.

We don't cover electric pavement vehicles, electric wheelchairs, push bicycles, electric bicycles or any vehicles that aren't road legal. See the table below for a quick and easy view of what's covered – as long as they're only used for private and domestic purposes (we can't cover you if you're using your vehicle for business purposes).

Vehicle type Included in AA breakdown cover?
 Sport motorcycle  
 Electric pavement vehicles  
 Electric wheelchairs  
 Bicycles (including electric bicycles)  
 Motocross bike (dirt bike)  


Combined car and motorcycle breakdown cover

Looking for car and motorcycle breakdown cover? One policy can cover your motorbike and your car if you hold:

Each of the policies above are types of personal breakdown cover, meaning you're covered no matter which vehicle you're using. If you own a car and a motorcycle, you can choose one of these policies and enjoy peace of mind on the road whether you're on 2 wheels or 4.


Options for your motorbike breakdown cover

You can tailor your level of motorcycle cover with these add-ons:

  • At Home  We’ll come out if you’ve broken down within 1/4 mile of your home
  • National Recovery  We’ll take you, your passengers and your motorbike to a single UK mainland destination of your choice if we can’t fix your bike at the roadside
  • Onward Travel  Keeps you on the move while your bike’s being repaired, with the choice of a hire car, hotel room or help with public transport costs
  • Parts and Garage Cover  Get up to £535 (including a £35 excess) towards the cost of replacement parts and repairs


Motorbike recovery

Our goal is always to get you going again as soon as possible – our recovery tow will only happen if we can’t fix your motorbike on the spot. Whether you have an important event to get to or you’re just out for a casual ride, our level and quality of service doesn't change.

Our breakdown cover won’t just leave you high and dry at the side of the road. All of our standard breakdown cover policies come with Roadside Assistance, meaning we’ll recover your motorcycle with a tow to a nearby garage if further work is needed.


Compare motorcycle breakdown cover providers

Comparing motorcycle breakdown cover is always a smart move, and it’s down to you to decide what kind of cover you want, whether it’s Vehicle cover or Personal cover. When buying standard breakdown cover with Roadside Assistance, it’s important to look out for the features you’ll be getting with your policy, rather than just siding with the cheapest offer.

See how we stack up against RAC and Green Flag:

The AA  RAC  Green Flag
Unlimited callouts*      
Largest number of dedicated patrols      
Roadside Assistance as standard      
 Member benefits      

*Repeat call-outs are not available for the same fault more than once within 28 days.


European motorcycle breakdown cover

Our standard Roadside Assistance for motorbikes will grant you cover for breakdowns in the UK. If you'd like to be covered when you ride your motorbike in Europe, you can buy European breakdown cover.

Our European breakdown cover includes motorbikes, scooters and mopeds just like our UK breakdown cover. It also grants you unique access to over 60,000 repairers and recovery operators across 44 countries, so nothing can get in the way of your two-wheel adventure!


Horn tooting time! Say hello to a six-time Which? Recommended Provider

Wondering why you should choose The AA? Here's why we're the best motorcycle breakdown cover provider:

  • We're a six-time Which? recommended breakdown service provider, meaning we've been independently judged to be the best
  • We've got more dedicated patrols than our biggest competitor
  • We'll give you unlimited call-outs for your vehicle, as long as it's not a repeat call-out for the same fault within 28 days of a service

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What to do if your motorcycle breaks down

If you’re already a member with us and your motorcycle breaks down, you can report a breakdown online. Alternatively, you can quickly report a breakdown if you already have The AA app installed on your device. We'd recommend doing this as it's even faster than reporting a breakdown online.

If you’re not a member, don’t worry! We’ve got instant breakdown cover too – simply call us on 03330 046 046 and we’ll arrange help from an expert Patrol for you.

Compare our vehicle breakdown cover packages

These breakdown cover packages all cover 1 vehicle, whoever's driving it. Compare what’s included in each package and choose the one that best suits your needs. 10% of AA customers paid these prices. Source: survey of new business sales from, 2 November 2023 to 31 January 2024.

Monthly cover from

Unlimited call-outs
Call us out as many times as you need to, as long as it's not a recurring problem with your vehicle.
Roadside Assistance
24/7 cover for breakdowns over 1/4 mile from home. If we can't complete repairs at the roadside we'll take you and your vehicle to a nearby garage.
At Home
Brings cover to your doorstep and within 1/4 mile from home.

Monthly cover from

Unlimited call-outs
Call us out as many times as you need to, as long as it's not a recurring problem with your vehicle.
Roadside Assistance
24/7 cover for breakdowns over 1/4 mile from home. If we can't complete repairs at the roadside we'll take you and your vehicle to a nearby garage.
At Home
Brings cover to your doorstep and within 1/4 mile from home.
National Recovery
We'll take you, your vehicle and up to 7 passengers to any single UK destination if your vehicle can't be fixed.
Onward Travel
Car hire, overnight accommodation or costs towards public transport if we can't get your vehicle going again straight away.

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Good to know
UK's No.1: More members than any other major UK breakdown service.

 Source: AA intermediate Co Limited Report 2023 (13.9m Roadside members) and RAC Bidco Limited Interim Report HY 2023 (12.8m Roadside members). Verify at

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The AA uses a fleet of dedicated vehicles – which means we own and manage them, and they are driven by our own patrols. These include breakdown vans, recovery trucks and other specialist vehicles to support a wide range of breakdown situations our members find themselves in. Sometimes we may use garages to reduce wait times, but only when necessary. We’ll always let you know in advance.

We have more highly skilled mobile mechanics than anyone else. And they’re all absolutely lovely. The AA is the largest UK breakdown provider, with over 2,700 patrols compared to around 1,750 patrols for the second-largest provider in the UK.

Sources: AA Limited Annual Report and Accounts 2023 – 2,700 patrols. RAC Class A Prospectus 2023 – 1,750 patrols.


How do you use my data?

To find out how we use your data, please read our website privacy notice and our specific roadside product privacy notice.

For more information, there's also our cookie policy and website terms and conditions.

Policy documents

Our breakdown cover policy documents give you the terms and conditions of the contracts that make up AA Breakdown Membership and AA Breakdown Repair Cover (Parts and Garage Cover).

They are split into two parts:

  1. the policy
  2. the membership arrangement and administration contract

AA Breakdown Membership

AA Breakdown Membership Terms and Conditions Booklet – September 2022

AA Breakdown Repair Cover (Parts and Garage Cover)

AA Breakdown Repair Cover Terms and Conditions Booklet – November 2021

Member Extras

Member Extras Terms and Conditions Booklet – November 2021

Paying for your cover
How can I pay?

There are 3 ways to do this – annually by card or direct debit, or monthly by direct debit.

If you pay annually, you’ll pay up front for a fixed 12-month policy and the overall price for a year will be lower than 12 monthly payments. There’s no refund if you cancel after your 14-day cooling-off period though. You can choose how your policy renews when you set up your cover.

If you pay monthly, your account will be debited every month until your policy is cancelled. This gives you the convenience of paying per month, together with the flexibility of being able to cancel your cover at any time. After the 14-day cooling-off period, you'll just need to give us 30 days' notice.

Is my online payment secure?

Yes – we use the highest form of encryption available, to make sure your payment is safe.

Our secure-server software scrambles all the details you enter before they’re sent, so that only we can understand them.

Can I change my level of cover after I've bought it?

We'll write to you well in advance of your renewal, but if you'd like to talk to someone about renewing or changing your cover now, call us on 0343 316 4444.

Lines are open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm, Saturday.

Can I buy breakdown cover for someone else?

If you want to arrange personal cover for someone else, call us on 0330 053 1100. However, if you want to cover a specific vehicle you can buy vehicle cover online.

Does the AA do motorbike breakdown cover?

Yes - If something goes wrong with your bike out on the road, our motorbike breakdown cover can help. Motorbikes are included as standard with our cheap breakdown cover.

Our expert mechanics are fully trained in motorbike repairs. Whether it’s a problem with the drive chain, forks, throttle or something else, we can help to get you going again.

We’ll try to fix your bike on the spot. If it needs more repairs, we’ll take you and your bike to a garage so you won’t be left stranded.

What's the difference between bike and car breakdown cover?

Our breakdown cover includes motorcycles as well as cars, vans, caravans and campervans. You won’t need a special policy for motorcycle breakdown cover.

Both motorbike breakdown cover and car breakdown cover work in exactly the same way.

  • You can call for help 24/7, 365 days a year if you have a breakdown.
  • A mechanic will come to you at the roadside to look at your vehicle.
  • If it can’t be fixed there and then, you and your vehicle will be taken to a garage.

Plus you can add extras to your policy to cover you at home, to help with onward travel or to recover you to anywhere in the UK.

All of our highly skilled mobile mechanics are fully trained in how to spot common motorcycle problems. And our cutting-edge technology helps us get vehicles going again at the roadside.

Are motorcycle parts covered?

Our standard Breakdown Cover doesn’t include parts but you can add Parts and Garage Cover to your policy.

It can:

  • Pay for many of the spare parts we use to fix your bike at the roadside that we'd normally charge you for.
  • Or pay for work that's done in a garage after a breakdown.

You're covered for 5 claims per policy year (6 claims if you cover more than 1 vehicle on a joint or family policy).

Each time, you can claim up to £535 worth of repairs (including a £35 excess) – just give us a call before any garage work is started.

You’ll be covered for common vehicle parts like engine and brakes, as well as specific motorcycle parts like the drive chain, sprockets and forks.

Can you recover my motorcycle?

Yes - if we can’t fix your motorbike at the roadside, we’ll recover you, your bike and any passengers to the nearest garage.

Or if you have National Recovery, we’ll take you, your bike and any passengers to a single UK mainland destination of your choice.

Most of our vans can carry motorcycles, so you won’t usually have to wait for a recovery truck.

Can I add a bike to my existing AA breakdown policy?

If you have personal cover (including joint and family cover), you’re automatically covered for any vehicle you travel in. That means your motorbike will be included if you have existing personal cover.

If you have vehicle cover, you’ll only be able to cover 1 vehicle. So if your motorbike wasn’t the original vehicle you covered, you won’t be able to add it to a vehicle cover policy.

For Parts and Garage Cover, you can cover up to 4 vehicles on a single policy, as long as they're all registered at the same address.

Will I have breakdown cover with my insurance?

Motorcycle insurance usually doesn’t include breakdown cover, so it’s best to check with your provider.

If you don’t have cover included with your insurance but you want to receive help from a mechanic if your bike breaks down, you’ll need to take out a separate breakdown cover policy.

Am I covered in Europe?

Breakdown Cover will only cover you in the UK. But we do have an arrangement with AA Ireland. This means you’ll get an equivalent level of service if you break down there (apart from Parts and Garage Cover, which won't apply).

If you’re driving in Europe, or want extra cover travelling in the Republic of Ireland, you might want European Breakdown Cover. It can give you alternative travel and accommodation costs, legal protection and more.

What if I use my motorbike for business?

If you use your motorcycle for business, for example as a bike courier, then Business Breakdown Cover might be the best option for you.

Compare breakdown cover

Learn more about choosing the right cover for you in our guide on how to compare breakdown cover. Plus, find out what’s included in breakdown cover from the AA vs RAC.

You can also discover how Green Flag breakdown cover compares to the AA.

Does motorcycle breakdown cover include punctures?
Yes, our breakdown cover includes cover for tyre damage, whether that's a puncture or any other kind of damage that means you can't continue driving your motorbike.
Does personal breakdown cover include motorcycles?
Yes, AA's personal breakdown cover includes motorcycles. In fact, each of our personal cover policies will cover you in any road-legal 2 or 4-wheel vehicle as both a driver and passenger.
How much is motorcycle breakdown cover?
You can check our prices for motorcycle breakdown cover, adding extras will change the cost of your policy, allowing you to build your perfect breakdown cover package depending on your needs and financial situation.
Will my moped or scooter be covered with motorbike cover?
Yes, mopeds and scooters are both road-legal vehicles and are covered by our breakdown cover policies. But if you use your vehicle for any commercial purpose, like making deliveries, you'll need our Business Breakdown Cover instead.