Who Has The Cheapest Motorcycle Insurance Quotes In Connecticut?

Connecticut is a New England state and one of the smallest in the U.S. It’s known for its history, small coastal towns, museums and landmarks. Connecticut is considered part of the Tri-State region that includes New York and New Jersey. Winters there can be snowy but most of the year the state is a great place to own a bike. Our study shows who in Connecticut has the best motorcycle insurance rates. We gathered quotes from three major carriers for a 45-year-old rider and a sample insurance policy that included bodily injury protection of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident, and $50,000 in property damage coverage. In Connecticut, we found that quotes in the most expensive place were 68.8% higher than the cheapest.

Cheapest Motorcycle Insurance In Connecticut

The three insurance carriers with available data for our study were GEICO, Nationwide and Progressive. Nationwide had the cheapest average cost of motorcycle insurance in Connecticut for our sample policy, with an average quote of $269. GEICO's average annual rate quoted was also affordable and below the state average, at $373. Progressive's was $524 -- 94.8% higher than Nationwide's. It also was higher than the Connecticut average of $389.

There are the cheapest motorcycle insurance companies in Connecticut: Nationwide, GEICO and Progressive

*The Average Annual Rate is rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount.

While cheap rates are important, there are other factors that prospective policyholders should consider when shopping for motorcycle insurance. The best motorcycle insurance companies combine low rates with other perks, like accident forgiveness and high coverage limits for custom equipment. Ultimately, it's best to search around and compare coverages along with rates to find the best motorcycle insurance.

Best Motorcycle Insurance Rates In Connecticut: By City

The five largest cities in Connecticut all had motorcycle insurance rates that were more expensive than the state average, $389. This was a common finding across other states, where we conducted a study with an identical sample motorycle insurance policy and rider. The city with the most expensive motorcycle insurance premiums in Connecticut was also the state's most populous: Bridgeport. Motorcycle insurance rates in Bridgeport were 52.8% higher than the state average.

RankCityAverage Annual Rate% Difference vs State Average
1 Bridgeport $594 52.8%
2 New Haven 519 33.4%
3 Hartford 519 33.4%
4 Stamford 399 2.6%
5 Waterbury 407 4.7%

*The Average Annual Rate is rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount.

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport is the largest city in Connecticut, with a population of more than 147,000 residents. It’s a coastal city on the Long Island Sound between Fairfield and Stratford and was established centuries ago by England. Today, the city known for being the birthplace of the frisbee and having developed a more service-based economy. It also has the most expensive motorcycle insurance rates in Connecticut. Quotes for our sample policy were 52.8% higher than the state average.

New Haven, CT

With more than 130,000 residents, New haven is the second largest city in Connecticut. The city is home to Yale University, which is consistently ranked one of the best in the U.S. It’s nickname is “The Elm City” for having the first public tree planting program. Motorcycle insurance rates in New Haven were 33.4% higher than the Connecticut average.

Hartford, CT

Hartford is in central Connecticut and has more than 125,000 residents. It’s the state’s capital and known as the “Insurance Capital of the World” for the industry’s local presence there. There are a number of public and private universities in Hartford, including Trinity College, a well-recognized private institution in the U.S. Motorcycle insurance rates in Harford were 33.4% higher than the state average.

Stamford, CT

The city of Stamford is on the coast of the Long Island Sound, between Greenwich and Norwalk. It is home to more than 128,000 residents, four Fortune 500 companies and nine Fortune 1000 companies. The number of companies headquartered there, as well as a significant office presence of other companies, give Stamford one of the largest financial districts in in the U.S., especially relative to its size. Motorcycle insurance rates in Stamford were 2.6% higher than the state average.

Waterbury, CT

North of New Haven is the city of Waterbury with more than 109,000 residents. It’s on the bank of the Naugatuck River and is known for its industry and manufacturing sector. It is serviced by a Metro-North rail station, which connects to Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Motorcycle insurance rates in Waterbury were 4.7% higher than the Connecticut average.

Average Motorcycle Insurance Rates in Connecticut: By City

Using quotes from three of the largest motorcycle insurance carriers, we ranked the 37 cheapest places to own a policy in Connecticut. The analysis showed premiums quoted for the most expensive place, Bridgeport, were 68.8% more expensive than the cheapest, Bristol, even though the two are only about 40 miles apart.

The cities in Connecticut with the cheapest motorcycle insurance in Connecticut.

*The Average Annual Rate is rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount.

Study Methodology

Our study analyzed motorcycle insurance quotes for a sample policy and rider across 37 municipalities and census-designated places in the state of Connecticut. The quotes we gathered were from three major carriers: Progressive, Nationwide and GEICO. The rider we gathered quotes from was a 45-year-old male who was married and had completed a motorcycle training course. He also had a clean driving record. The policy itself included bodily injury protection $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident and $50,000 in property damage coverage. The deductibles for both Comprehensive and Collision coverage were $500.

The motorcycle used when gather quotes was a Harley Davidson Street Glide (1690cc) with no anti-theft device installed.

RankCityAverage Annual Rate% Difference vs State Average
22 Branford $376 -3.2%
37 Bridgeport 594 52.8%
1 Bristol 352 -9.4%
2 Cheshire 352 -9.4%
Connecticut Average 389 0.0%
19 Danbury 375 -3.6%
3 East Hartford 352 -9.4%
24 East Haven 399 2.6%
25 Fairfield 399 2.6%
4 Glastonbury 352 -9.4%
26 Greenwich 399 2.6%
27 Hamden 399 2.6%
34 Hartford 519 33.4%
5 Manchester 352 -9.4%
6 Meriden 352 -9.4%
7 Middletown 352 -9.4%
23 Milford 376 -3.2%
8 Naugatuck 352 -9.4%
28 New Britain 399 2.6%
35 New Haven 519 33.4%
9 New London 352 -9.4%
10 Newington 352 -9.4%
29 North Haven 399 2.6%
11 Norwalk 352 -9.4%
20 Shelton 375 -3.6%
12 Simsbury 352 -9.4%
13 Southington 352 -9.4%
30 Stamford 399 2.6%
31 Stratford 399 2.6%
14 Torrington 352 -9.4%
21 Trumbull 375 -3.6%
15 Vernon 352 -9.4%
33 Waterbury 407 4.7%
36 West Hartford 519 33.4%
32 West Haven 399 2.6%
16 Westport 352 -9.4%
17 Wethersfield 352 -9.4%
18 Windham 364 -6.3%

*The Average Annual Rate is rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount.

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