• A Beginner’s Guide to Two Wheeler Insurance

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    Mr.Rajan was all set to buy a new two-wheeler - he had done his research, picked the dealer carefully after reading reviews, arranged for funds and had kept all documents ready for the registration. But, when he came to learn that an insurance is mandatory for two-wheelers according to the Indian law, he was quite baffled. Rajan was clueless about the ABC’s of two wheeler insurance and had to spend a lot of time & energy to learn about the process and terminologies of two-wheeler insurance.

    Given below is a complete guide to two wheeler insurance that will help beginners cruise through the process with ease.

    Why do I need a Two Wheeler Insurance?

    Even though about 10 million new two-wheelers are bought every year in India, the development in roads and other transport infrastructures are still insufficient to accommodate all vehicles. With poorly implemented traffic rules and roads with bumps and potholes, even a skilled two-wheeler driver will struggle. In case of any unprecedented mishap like road accident, theft of vehicle or damage to third-party property, a two-wheeler insurance will help you to cover the costs.

    Also, it is compulsory by law to have an insurance to drive your vehicle on Indian roads.

    Types of Two-Wheeler Insurance in India

    A third party two wheeler insurance policy or liability only policy is a basic policy required by the law. This policy covers the death, bodily injury and damage to property caused to a third-party.

    A comprehensive policy or package policy covers loss or damage to the two-wheeler by natural or man-made causes and theft in addition to what is covered by a third-party policy. A comprehensive cover offers protection against natural calamities including floods, storms etc. and man-made calamities including riots, strikes and vandalism.

    How is the Insurance Premium Calculated?

    When it comes to two wheeler insurance premium, the features of your vehicle play an important part. The Cubic Capacity (CC) of the vehicle, city of purchase and the coverage opted for and cover opted for accessories are some of the factors that decide the premium. Add-on covers are also offered by select insurers and you must pay an extra premium for add-on covers.

    What is IDV?

    Insured Declared Value (IDV) is a value that remains constant during the policy term and it denotes the value for which the vehicle is insured. Below is the formula for calculating the IDV of a two wheeler.

    IDV = {Manufacturer’s Ex-Showroom price + sales tax + cost of accessories not included in listed selling price} - {Cost of depreciation + registration & insurance costs}

    Two Wheeler Insurance Renewal

    It is important that you renew your insurance before the due date to maintain continuity. Most of the insurance companies offer one year insurance policies while select companies also offer long term insurance for two-wheeler. If you policy has lapsed, you must get your vehicle inspected in order to renew the insurance.

    No-Claim Bonus and its Benefits

    NCB or No-Claim Bonus is the discount on your premium if you have not made a claim during that year. Introduced to reward safe driving, policy holders can avail up to 50% discount for claim free years.

    What happens if I sell my vehicle?

    If you sell your vehicle, you will be able to transfer your two-wheeler insurance also. The new owner will have to notify the insurer within fourteen days after purchase and give all relevant information regarding the vehicle to transfer the insurance.

    How do I file a Claim?

    In case of an unfortunate mishap, you will have to contact your insurer through mail or phone to initiate the claims process. You will be asked to submit the claims form along with relevant documents like driving license, FIR (in case of theft) and estimate of repairs (in case of an accident). After the damage is assessed by a surveyor, you will receive suitable compensation from your insurer.

    If you are wondering how to select the right insurance policy for your vehicle, make use of third-party comparison sites to compare the coverage and premium costs. Learning the terms associated with motor insurance will save you a lot of hassles in future and will also prove useful in the long run.

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    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with National insurance from last 20 years and it is one of the good policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy and i pay a premium of Rs 750 for this insurance.
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with IFFCO TOKYO from last 1 year, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1100 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the Iffco tokio general insurance company. I would like to say that the customer service is good one too with them and everything is super one too. I am happy with the Iffco tokio general insurance company till now.
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      , vijayawada
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am using two wheeler insurance policy from the Bajaj Allianz general insurance company. I would like to say that the customer service is good one and the coverage value is around twenty five thousand Rupees to thirty thousand Rupees.
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      , guntur
      Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent Claim Experience"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Once i have a claim experience with ICICI. I can claim around 15K from this insurance. The claim process is very smooth process. They have a cashless claim facility. Their people will take care of the claim. Whatever the amount i can reimburse in this policy it has met. I have paid the premium around Rs.1100 every year.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've been using the ICICI Lombard bike insurance for a while. I pay a premium of 9000 per year, the features are good but the premium is bit high when comparing to other insurance providers. I do not have any claim experience with the policy. I never faced any issues with the payments too.
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      , thane
      Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken two wheeler insurance from Hdfc ergo general insurance for this. I made the payment for 2 years through on line banking . Customer service and response is good . It has good policy coverage with good policy benefits like vehicle towing and cashless garage.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 17, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "GOOD"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have been holding my two wheeler insurance since 2009. I got through the showroom. Premium is good and it is normal when compared to the others. I had no claiming from my insurance. Policy coverage and plan benefit i have no idea. No theft coverage. Payment i do through the cash.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 17, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've been using the Bike Insurance from Bajaj Aliianz for the past 3 years . I pay a premium of 1200 per year. I do not have any claim experience with the policy. I got this policy from the showroom and I never faced any issues with their services. Overall it has been a smooth experience with them.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 16, 2018
    • Royal Sundaram Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured with the Royal Sundaram Insurance company. I am paying a premium of 1200. I got this policy from the bike showroom. I make payment at the Royal Sundaram branches and the staff are friendly. I do not have any claim experience with the policy.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 16, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using my two wheeler insurance from the NEW INDIA ASSURANCE since 7 years. I had no claiming experience with my two wheeler insurance. Policy coverage is good and also the plan benefit is good in my insurance. When it come to the premium i am satisfied.
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      , bhubaneshwar
      Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My bike is insured with the Bajaj Allianz. I am paying the premium of 1100, I do not have any claim experience with the policy. I make payments online which is comfortable for me. I never had any issues so far and I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my request in future.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with Reliance from last 1 year, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The policy coverage is good with this policy and I have got the Two wheeler insurance policy around 2 months ago. The customer support service and the response is good with the BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE company. I have paid Rs,2500 to get this policy and it is valid for 2 years.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy to use"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I renew my two wheeler insurance policy with the ICICI LOMBARD for the past 4 years. I pay Rs,1200 to renew the policy last time. This policy has the tenure of one year. The plan benefits and the policy coverage is average with the ICICI Lombard two wheeler insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the UNITED INDIA INSURANCE company . I am renewing my policy for the past 8 years with the same UNITED INDIA INSURANCE company , because they give intimations on time , at times they miss to send the reminders.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the Bajaj allianz general insurance company. The coverage value is not depreciated. Papers are on hardcopy end, which was released. I am really happy with the Bajaj allianz general insurance company.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have two wheeler, which got insured with the ICICI Lombard general insurance company. Customer service is okay one for me with them. Coverage value is good one with the ICICI lombard general insurance company.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have insured my two wheeler with the Bajaj allianz general insurance company. I would like to say that the customer service is good one and the coverage value is around 1 lakh Rupees. I really felt happy with the Bajaj Allianz general insurance company.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have two wheeler, which got insured with the Reliance general insurance company, I have got it before twenty days of time. I would like to say that the customer service is bit slower one. I am happy with the till now.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018
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