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    Buying or renewing your two wheeler insurance policy seems to get more complicated every time. With the number of variables and factors that go into the calculation of a two wheeler insurance premium, it seems like all that Math you learned in high school might actually pay off.

    To simplify the process, here’s a breakdown of the most important factor that goes into calculating your insurance premium- depreciation.

    What is Depreciation?

    Depreciation, in layman’s terms, is a rate by which insurers quantify the loss in value of an insured product due to ageing, wear and tear, etc. The depreciation rate is based on the Insured Declared Value (IDV) of your vehicle, which takes into account the selling price of your two wheeler. Thus, the IDV differs based on the vehicle make and model.

    Thus, the older the vehicle, the higher its depreciation rate.

    So how does depreciation affect your insurance? Insurance companies pay out a lower amount towards part replacement or damages for older vehicles. The exact percentage of the lower pay out depends on the age of the vehicle and its depreciation rate.

    What does Depreciation Affect?

    While the depreciation rate is uniform to the whole motorcycle, scooter or other two wheeler, in the event of an accident perhaps only a few of the parts need to be replaced. These parts would be subjected to depreciation at the time of filing a claim.

    There are set depreciation rates as laid down by the IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India), which are given below:

    Parts Depreciation rate (%)
    Rubber/nylon/plastic parts 50%
    Batteries, tyres and tubes 50%
    Fiber glass parts 30%

    Depreciation is something that comes along with two wheeler insurance and is unavoidable as the IDV is set by the insurance company. There is no way to work around it through a regular two wheeler insurance policy .

    However, buying an add-on cover like zero depreciation could offset the losses from depreciation.

    Zero Depreciation

    Zero depreciation, as the name suggests, is a product through which the insurer will pay out the exact value of the replaced parts without accounting for depreciation.

    Zero depreciation cover, also known as nil depreciation cover, is an add-on cover and has to be purchased separately.

    The advantages of zero depreciation are manifold, as stated below:

    • Claims would be paid out in full without calculating for depreciation.
    • Insured parts being replaced would be reimbursed in full, resulting in no extra expense at the time of repair.

    Thus, while depreciation does exert a strong influence on your total premium amount, the loss can be offset through the purchase of an add-on cover.

    How Depreciation Affects Your Two Wheeler Insurance Reviews

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    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 2 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200 has to be paid for this insurance policy and i have no claim experience so far.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with Bajaj Allianz from last 3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1600 has to be paid for this insurance policy and i have not claimed anything so far with this two wheeler insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with Bajaj Allianz from last 1 year, i pay a insurance premium of Rs 1400 for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am having a two wheeler insurance policy with HDFC ERGO from last 5 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I pay a insurance premium of Rs 1100 for this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , rajahmundry
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had a two wheeler insurance with ICICI lonbard for quite long time. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount of this insurance policy. I have claimed 3-4 times and all my claim experience was good.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My bike is insured with the HDFc Ergo general insurance. The premium is low and I do not have any claim experience with the policy so far. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my requests in future.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • L and T Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken this insurance policy long time back and i had been making the payments of premium annually. Their customer support also had been good as well and i had also taken a claim which was a good experience. There has not been any hassle faced so far.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with New India Assurance from last 2-3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. My claim experience was good with this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 2500 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I am satisfied with the policy coverage and plan benefits of this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 05, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service so far"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured with the HDFC Ergo. I do not have any claim experience with the policy. The premium is really less. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my request in future if I'll have any
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , chandigarh
      Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken this two wheeler insurance a long time back. The premium amount which i had to pay every year had been nominal and i had been making the payments online. Their customer support also had been good as well. I had not made any claims so far.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018
    • Tata AIG Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average policy "
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have take a two wheeler insurance from Tata AIG insurance . This policy covers for 1 year . It covers bumper to bumper coverage ,cashless garage benefits . Am satisfied with premium amount which am making the payment. I'm satisfied with the customer care.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Normal Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      My Bike is insured with the ICICI Lombard General Insurance. I am paying a premium 12000, it only covers the metal parts. I do not have any claim experience with the policy so far. There hasn't been any issues with the services as well.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , guntur
      Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with ICICI lombard from last 10 years and it is a good policy to use. The premium amount for this insurance policy is nominal when compared to other policies. I have no claim experience with this insurance and the coverage value is good.
      Was this review helpful? 8
      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
    • Tata AIG Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Premium for this insurance is normal, they took the processing time was less, i have been making payment for this premium for past few years, they have given me the good benefits in this premium, i feel it will give good benefits will be given in future, over all it a good insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with ICICI LOMBARD from last 3-4 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount for this insurance. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insurance with ICICI Lombard from last 3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200-1500 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service so far"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My bike is insured with the HDFC Ergo general Insurance. I am paying a premium of 3000 Per year, It covers the entire bike. I do not have any claim expereince with the policy so far. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with national insurance from last 3 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 1500 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with ICICI lombard 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 1700 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with New India Assurance from last 5 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1100 for this insurance policy and i have no claim experience so far with this two wheeler insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , erode
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
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