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Excess Reduction Policy

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The motorcycle that Compass Expeditions provides for your use as a participant will be insured, but you will be liable for any penalties, fines and damage excess as imposed by the motorcycle supplier for any damage to the motorcycle deemed by Compass Expeditions and/or our third- party supplier to have been your responsibility. The term ‘damage’ is to exclude reasonable wear and tear. Minor blemishes or paint chips caused by gravel, stones and insects are considered normal wear and tear however damage or scratches caused by an accident, dropping a motorcycle or riding it through bushes or off roadways is not considered normal wear and tear.

We provide you, the rider, a way to minimise your responsibility for loss or damage to the motorcycle through the purchase of our Excess Reduction Policy (ERP). ERP is not insurance, it is a waiver of Compass Expeditions right to collect, as per terms and conditions, from the rider for the loss and damage to the motorcycle.

If elected, the rider shall pay Compass Expeditions a flat daily rate for the duration of the tour, thereby reduction any excess collectable by Compass Expeditions, irrespective of what damage has been cause to the motorcycle.

The damage excess applicable to your tour:

TourDamage ExcessExcess reduction availabilityPrice per day
Safari Africa
Kruger & the Garden Route
ZAR R35000No excess reduction policy available
True North AlaskaUSD $4000Reduce Excess to USD $2000USD $25
Spain, Portugal & MoroccoEUR €2500Reduce Excess to EUR €600EUR €25
Mediterranean to the BalkansEUR €2500Reduce Excess to EUR €0EUR €35
Kyrgyzstan ExplorerUSD $2500Reduce Excess to USD $1000USD $15
New Zealand EncompassedNZD $3750Reduce Excess to NZD $900NZD $35
Mongolian Magic
Trans Siberian Explorer
USD $5000Reduce Excess to USD $1000USD $25
Patagonia Explorer
Wild Patagonia
Trail of the Incas
USD $4000Reduce Excess to USD $1000USD $25
Australia Encompassed
Iconic Australia
Tasmania and the High Country
AUD $5000Reduce Excess to AUD $2500AUD $35
The Savannah Way
Australian Adventure
AUD $5000Reduce Excess to AUD $0AUD $50
Road of Bones: London to Magadan
Cape Town to Cairo
Ultimate South America
Ultimate Africa
Asian Overland
USD $6000Reduce Excess to USD $800USD $20