Motorcycle Breakdown Cover UK

Peace of mind on two wheels

We're here to keep you moving


We get to most of our customers in under an hour


More mobile mechanics than any other UK breakdown service1


Members rate us 4.1/5
Read our reviews

Get motorcycle breakdown cover and recovery

Whether it's a problem with the battery, tyres, throttle or something else, we're here to help if something goes wrong with your bike.

  • Our UK motorbike breakdown cover makes sure a mechanic comes to you if you break down.
  • We’ll send one of our experts to try to fix your motorbike (or scooter or moped) on the spot.
  • If it needs more work, we’ll take you and your bike to a garage for repairs.
  • Most of our vans can carry bikes so you usually won’t have to wait for a recovery truck.

Included in our motorbike breakdown cover

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

  • Help from our expert patrol at the roadside.
  • Cover day and night, 365 days a year.
  • Up to £5 of free parts.
  • Enough fuel to get you going again if you run out.
  • If more repairs are needed, we’ll take you and your bike to a nearby garage.
  • Help if you have an accident, call us and we’ll handle everything with Accident Assist.

Plus you can get up to 20% off at over 1,500 restaurants and pubs with our Members' app.

As standard, you won't be covered abroad. But if you'd like to ride your motorbike in Europe, you can buy European breakdown cover.

The types of vehicle we cover

You won’t need a special policy if you ride a bike - our standard breakdown cover applies to motorcycles, mopeds and scooters too.

But we won’t be able to cover electric pavement vehicles, electric wheelchairs, push bicycles, electric bicycles or any vehicles that aren’t road legal.

If you only ride 1 bike then vehicle cover may suit you

Got a car as well? 1 policy can cover your motorbike and your car if you hold:

Add-ons 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, any 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.

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.


for monthly cover

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.

for monthly cover

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.

Learn more about breakdown cover

Car overheating

Breakdown Cover Guide

Our complete guide to breakdown cover explains what it is, how it works and why you need it.
Multifit wheel

How Our Cover Works

Whether you're thinking of joining us or you're already a member, you'll find tons of FAQs here.
Diesel particulate filter warning light

Broken down?

A breakdown can be a stressful situation. These steps explain what to do if you break down, how to stay safe and how to get help.
New to the AA?

0330 053 1100

Buy breakdown cover online today, or give us a call.

We're open 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm, Saturday.

Call now

Already with us?

0343 316 4444

Call us now to get a quote and update your policy.

We're open 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm, Saturday.

Call now

Good to know
1 More mobile mechanics

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 2,500 patrols compared to around 1,600 patrols for the second-largest provider in the UK.

Source: AA Staff List (2,550, October 2021) and RAC website (1,600, October 2021).


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.

What types of motorbike breakdown cover are there?

There are 2 types of motorcycle breakdown cover to choose from:

  • Personal breakdown cover- Covers you on any bike, including as a passenger. It offers flexibility if you use both a motorbike and a car as it covers you on any vehicle.
  • Vehicle breakdown cover - Covers 1 motorbike, no matter who’s riding it. This way, someone else who rides your bike can be covered.

If you need help deciding on your level of cover, take a look at our tips to compare breakdown cover.

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.