Who Has The Cheapest Motorcycle Insurance Quotes In Nevada?

Nevada is a large state in the western U.S. but one of the least densely populated. Most of the state is desert and huge swaths of it are owned and managed by the federal government. However, in much of Nevada there is beautiful scenery and plenty of road to cruise on a motorcycle. To see who in Nevada has the most expensive motorcycle insurance, we gathered motorcycle insurance quotes from four major carriers for a 45-year-old male rider. The policy quoted included bodily injury protection of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident and $50,000 in property damage coverage. Our study showed the most expensive place for the sample policy was 55.5% higher than the cost of the cheapest in Nevada.

Cheapest Motorcycle Insurance in Nevada

In Nevada, we found the motorcycle insurance company that quoted the best rates for a sample policy and rider was GEICO. The company's average quote was $169 -- more than 78% lower than Progressive's average premium quoted. We consider GEICO to be the best cheap motorcycle insurance company in the U.S.

ValuePenguin found the motorcycle insurance company with the best premiums quoted for a sample policy and rider was GEICO.

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

One other motorcycle insurance company -- Nationwide -- also quoted rates that were more affordable than the Nevada average, at $484. Dairyland's average motorcycle insurance premium quoted was $679, which was significantly higher than the average cost of motorcycle insurance in Nevada.

Best Motorcycle Insurance Rates In Nevada: By City

We took a close look at motorcycle insurance rates quoted by companies in some of Nevada's largest cities. The findings were consistent with those in other states in the U.S. where we conducted an identical study with the same sample rider and motorcycle insurance policy. Larger cities tend to have higher than average premiums and that proved to be the case in the state of Nevada.

Rank

CityAverage Annual Rate% Difference vs State Average

1

Las Vegas$63632.5%

2

Henderson59323.5%

3

Reno5208.3%

4

Carson City410-14.7%

5

Fernley454-5.4%

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

Las Vegas, NV

The city internationally known for its gambling, shopping, dining and nightlife is also Nevada's largest city. It's home to more than 583,000 residents and is part of a statistical area with more than 2.3 million. The city has a history unlike any other, with close ties to travelers, military training, nuclear tests, organized crime and hospitality. Motorcycle insurance rates in Las Vegas were 32.5% higher than the state average.

Henderson, NV

Just south of Las Vegas is the city of Henderson, which has more than 285,000 residents. It's been recognized as one of the safest cities in the U.S. and has a hot desert climate. Motorcycle insurance rates in Henderson were 23.5% higher than the state average.

Reno, NV

The "Biggest Little City in the World" is one of the largest in Nevada with about 233,000 residents. Reno is part of a metropolitan area with more than 420,000 people and has long been an important mining and railroad community. It's also a popular vacation destination because of its vicinity to Lake Tahoe. Motorcycle insurance rates in Reno were 8.3% higher than the Nevada average.

Carson City, NV

Carson City has more than 55,000 residents and is a popular destination since it is adjacent to Lake Tahoe. The city is also home to a number of museums and has served as a location for a number of films. Motorcycle insurance rates in Carson City were 14.7% lower than the state average.

Fernley, NV

West of Reno is Fernley, a city with about 20,000 residents and the Fernley 95A raceway. The city was initially an agricultural and ranching community and many still work in those industries there, today. Motorcycle insurance rates in Fernley were 5.4% higher than the Nevada average.

Most Expensive Motorcycle Insurance in Nevada

Unlike the places in Nevada with the cheapest motorcycle insurance rates, the most expensive rates differed from one another. We broke down the top five most expensive places below. The place with the most expensive motorcycle insurance premiums was Las Vegas, where rates were 32.5% higher than Nevada's average.

Rank

CityAverage Annual Rate% Difference vs State Average

1

Las Vegas$63632.5%

2

Henderson59323.5%

3

Laughlin59223.3%

4

Paradise58622.2%

5

Winchester58521.9%

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

Las Vegas, NV

The place with the most expensive motorcycle insurance rates in Nevada was Las Vegas. “Sin City” is world-renown for its hotels, casinos and entertainment. The city is on the floor of the Mojave Desert and almost 40 million people visit the city throughout each year. The city’s history and affiliation with organized crime is catalogued at The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, which opened there in 2012. Motorcycle insurance rates in Las Vegas were 32.5% higher than the state average.

Henderson, NV

The City of Henderson is the second largest in Nevada and a large suburb of Las Vegas. More than 255,000 people live in Henderson, which was named one of the best U.S. cities to live in by Bloomberg Businessweek. Motorcycle insurance rates in Henderson were 23.5% higher than the state average.

Laughlin, NV

Laughlin is a census designated place in Clark County, located right at the southern tip of Nevada. It is on the west bank of the Colorado River and only about an hour and half drive from Lake Havasu in Arizona, which is a popular vacation spot. Motorcycle insurance rates in Laughlin were 23.3% higher than Nevada’s average, according to our study.

Paradise, NV

Paradise is also a census designated place and a populous suburb of Las Vegas. More than 223,000 people live in Paradise, which is home to much of the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport. Motorcycle insurance rates in Paradise were 22.2% lower than the state average.

Winchester, NV

The town of Winchester is wedged between the city of Las Vegas and the census-designated Paradise. It has about 23,000 residents and part of the Las Vegas strip is located there. Even though the town is recognized as Winchester, the U.S. Postal Service assigns residents a “Las Vegas, NV” address. Motorcycle insurance premiums in Winchester are some of the least affordable in the state. Rates for our sample property were 21.9% higher than the state average.

Average Motorcycle Insurance Rates In Nevada: By City

This comparative study of motorcycle insurance premiums in Nevada was done by gathering and analyzing quotes from five major carriers across 29 municipalities and census-designated places. Our analysis showed premiums quoted for the most expensive place were 55.5% more than the cheapest.

ValuePenguin found the average motorcycle insurance rate in Nevada for a sample policy and rider was $480.

*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 29 municipalities and census-designated places in the state of Nevada. The quotes we gathered were from four major carriers -- Progressive, Nationwide, GEICO and Dairyland. 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 gathering quotes was a Harley Davidson Street Glide (1690cc) with no anti-theft device installed.

Rank

CityAverage Annual Rate% Difference vs State Average

1

Battle Mountain$409-14.9%

2

Ely409-14.9%

3

Spring Creek409-14.9%

4

Yerington409-14.9%

5

Carson City410-14.7%

6

Gardnerville415-13.5%

7

Caliente420-12.5%

8

Dayton420-12.5%

9

Fallon420-12.5%

10

Winnemucca420-12.5%

11

Lovelock421-12.3%

12

Sparks425-11.5%

13

Elko443-7.8%

14

Pahrump447-6.9%

15

Fernley454-5.4%

16

Incline Village463-3.5%

17

Tonopah468-2.6%

18

Spanish Springs469-2.4%

Nevada Average4800.0%

19

Mesquite5045.1%

20

Sun Valley5157.3%

21

Reno5208.3%

22

Boulder City55415.4%

23

Sunrise Manor56016.7%

24

Whitney57820.4%

25

Winchester58521.9%

26

Paradise58622.2%

27

Laughlin59223.3%

28

Henderson59323.5%

29

Las Vegas63632.50%

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

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