Tis the norm I'm afraid. The last 3 years of renewals I had from Hastings were always high, so I'd get a quote online and guess who beat them.... Hastings! Tried calling the first time to get them to price match, but they couldn't - so I cancelled my renewal, but took a new policy with them, utter madness.I don't understand insurers.
So went on the compare thing and got it through Swinton for £73.
And what takes the ****, is it's actually the same insurer in the background (West Bay Ltd) that are providing the cover!!!
I'm with Bennett's now, but the move to the S1000R cost me nearly 300 quid, and considering I've been riding since 2007 with full NCB, I'm guessing that they aren't the cheapest - so chances are I'll be going elsewhere at renewal time.