• Buying a Used Motorcycle Out of State

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    No matter how much the price for cars go down, the craze for bikes will never. Youth views it as their identity and part of their lifestyle. The fact that it is cheaper and easier to maintain add to its appeal.

    Many people vouch that it is not easy to get over your first motor bike. And if someone is selling it off to upgrade to a faster and more expensive one, it cannot be easy. Though some people do use it really rough until the bike is nothing but a contraption on a few screws and bolts. Hence you need to be extra careful if you are getting a second hand vehicle out of state. This is common for college students and young professionals who migrate to big cities and look for pre-owned bikes.

    Tips to Keep in Mind When Buying a Used Bike Out of State:

    1. Bike shopping alone? Bad idea! You might be an expert on anything on two wheels. But a second opinion from someone who is equally smart (or a tad smarter than you) can make a world of difference.
    2. Scrutinize the bike top to bottom carefully. Ask the current owner as many queries about the model, usage, number of services, if there had been any accident and so on as possible. If you can make a checklist beforehand, well and good.
    3. Did you know that there is something called Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on a bike? Please make sure that the VIN on the bike and the paper.
    4. Verify with the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) or the local police with the help of VIN whether the bike has not been pinched and re-registered in someone else’s name.
    5. Check if there is a lien on the bike by examining the bike papers for ‘released’ signatures. If so, then it’s the cue to look for other options.
    6. [A lien happens when one takes out a vehicle loan. The lien holder (usually the bank) that gives the loan releases it when the loan is settled.]
    7. A bike with illegal odometer analyses will declare on the first page of the bike paper, 999,999. Also, if there are words like ‘salvage’ or ‘loss’ on the same place.
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    9. Do not forget to get the bill of sale in writing, complete with yours and the seller’s contact details, all the information about the bike (price, year of manufacture, VIN and miles covered) with signatures from both the parties and date.
    10. The seller should compulsorily sign the back page of the deed papers.
    11. Be cautious of any disclosure with ‘as is’ as this implies that once you buy the vehicle, the seller is free from any accountability if something goes wrong with the two wheeler. There is no alternative to fall back on.
    12. Don’t be shocked if the current owner refuses to let you take the bike for a test ride. Legally, you are not allowed to ride the bike until it is appropriately registered and indemnified in your name. This means, there is no trial. But you can request the owner to ride a couple of laps in front of you.
    13. Once you get the bike home, have it checked with a proficient mechanic for a complete service to ensure that your bike is in the best working condition. Safety first!
    14. It is better to be truthful about the sale price when you submit the details for sales tax. This holds particularly true if you are buying a used bike out of state. Faking it is not only illegal, but will also come back to bite you in the rear if you were to get in any kind of trouble.

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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have got the two wheeler insurance policy from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company around 3 years ago. The customer support service is good with the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE general insurance company. They will give the reminders to renew the policy before the due date.
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      , hyderabad
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    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy to use"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have paid Rs,2000 to renew the policy last year from the RELIANCE GENERAL INSURANCE company,. The policy coverage is good with this policy . I never had any claim experience with this policy ., I would say it is good to use the RELIANCE GENERAL INSURANCE company two wheeler insurance policy.
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      , bangalore
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the ICICI Lombard general insurance company. I would like to say that the customer service is good one and the response is better one for me with them. I have not met up the claims with them till now.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 17, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Its Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Recently I faced claimed with ICICI lombard, My bike front part doom got damaged, they claimed the amount of Rs. 5000. They sent the executive, he came and took photos and approved my claim. I paid the amount around Rs. 10,000 they claimed Rs. 5000, they got tie up with wider network.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Its Better"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      Earlier I had New India assurance, I paid the amount around Rs. 850 for one year, they gave me better coverage with road side assistance, third party and accidental cover. ICICI Lombard is better than New India assurance. Customer service was okay not that much satisfactory.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Renewing my two wheeler insurance policy from the past 2 years with the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company. The response part is average with the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company., The policy coverage and the plan benefits are average with the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Its Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      National Insurance IDV value is good based IRDAI regulation, the premium was also economical, I got my policy copy on time. I paid the some premium, its covers all like third party cover, accidental cover.life cover and road side assistance. My Royal Enfield bike got protected through them.
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      , bangalore
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good protection for two wheeler"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have two year of bike insurance with ICICI Lombard, with good coverage like third party damage, road side assistance etc. The premium was good in ICICI Lombard, I paid the premium amount around Rs. 2000 to 3000. I have insured activa honda bike.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better policy to use"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      For the past 6 years I renew my two wheeler insurance policy from the HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. I have paid Rs,1100 to renew my policy last year. The policy coverage and the plan benefits are good with the HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE company.
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      , ghaziabad
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    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken a Life Insurance with LIC,the premium amount is 2400.The policy coverage amount is 50,000.I have no claim experience with them till date.The premium amount is paid through online.This was taken 6 years back,i have complete scheme details on the website.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I taken a two wheeler insurance policy with HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. The policy and benefits are very good. I have not taken a claim so far. I have taken comprehensive insurance with HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My two wheeler was insured with ICICI Lombard. I have taken this insurance by last year. The claim process was not satisfactory. I have no idea about the policy coverage and the plan benefits. I paid 1700 rupees for one year to purchase this insurance.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Can be better"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Its good not as such, customer service is not upto the mark. The helpline is not reachable with the executive. I paid the two wheeler premium around Rs. 1400 for one year they IDV Rs. 52,000. Since its three years old vehicle. I have Yamaha FG bike with good policy cover.
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      , pune
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    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Poor service"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      I have insured my two wheeler from the NEW INDIA ASSURANCE company. The customer support is not up to the mark with the NEW INDIA ASSURANCE , they never gave any response in regards to my claim. I was about to get the claim in 15 days and they have promised the same, but after that I haven't got the time to follow up this claim amount but I dint got any kind of claim amount from the NEW INDIA ASSURANCE.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better policy to use"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have paid around Rs,2000 to insure my vehicle from the HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE company. I have recently got this policy around 3 months ago. The customer support is average with the HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. The policy coverage is good with the HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE company.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Safe For Two wheeler"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      When I was browsing, I came to know about National Insurance, the premium was economic with good coverage value. I paid the amount of Rs. 900 for the tenure of three years. It also has third party cover, road side accidental cover. Its best premium for certain cover and best benefits.
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      , hyderabad
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken Two wheeler Insurance with ICICI Lombard,the premium amount is 1000,the payments is done online,This was taekn long back ago,the policy coverage amount is 40,000,the customer service is good.I am planing to renew it in next three months.
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      , jaipur
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent insurance"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken Two wheeler Insurance with ICICI Lombard,the premium amount is 3500,the payments is collected by an agent,The bike model is Hero splendor smart.This was taekn 2 years ago,the policy coverage amount is 40,000,the customer service is good.
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      , ahmedabad
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    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy to use"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a health insurance with New India insurance from last 6 months and it is one of the good insurance policy to use. I pay a premium of Rs 2500 every every year for this insurance. I do not have claim experience so far with this insurance. I have a coverage of Rs 5 lakhs which is satisfactory.
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      , hyderabad
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy to use"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with ICICI lombard from last 2 years and it is a good policy to use. This policy has to be renewed every year and i pay a premium of Rs 1500 for this insurance. I do not have claim experience so far with this insurance but i am happy with the coverage and benefits of this policy.
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      , hyderabad
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