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    Two-wheeler insurance is mandatory in India, and you could buy either a third party liability insurance or a comprehensive insurance policy that also covers damage to the your vehicle and yourself. Most policies have to be renewed annually, but of late insurance companies are also offering 3-year policies that need to be renewed only at the end of the policy period.

    Here are some points to be kept in mind about two-wheeler insurance:

    No grace period:

    Two-wheeler insurance policies do not get any grace period for renewal, which means that if your policy is expiring on August 10, 2016, and you try to pay the renewal premium on August 11, the policy will be considered lapsed and you can renew it only after a physical inspection of the vehicle. In order to keep the insurance protection ongoing, it is important to ensure that you renew the policy regularly – annually or once in 3 years as per your policy period. If you meet with an accident on a day when the insurance is not in force, you will lose lakhs of rupees in vehicle damage, compensation for the other party in case of a collision, and personal injury.

    Depreciating IDV:

    The older a vehicle is, the lesser its Insured Declared Value (IDV) would be. IDV is the maximum sum assured on theft or complete loss of a two-wheeler, fixed by the insurance company based on the current market value of the vehicle. It is calculated by subtracting value depreciation from the vehicle maker’s selling price. If the vehicle has any fittings that did not come with it from the makers, the price and depreciation of that is calculated and added to the IDV separately. So if you bought a motorcycle at Rs. 75,000 in July 2016, then the IDV of the vehicle would be almost equivalent to the purchase price because it is a new vehicle at the moment. But as time passes, depreciation is factored in and the sum assured goes down.

    The estimated depreciation calculated on vehicles as per their age is as given below:

    Age of vehicle Depreciation
    Not more than 6 months 5%
    Between 6 months and 1 year 15%
    Between 1 and 2 years 20%
    Between 2 and 3 years 30%
    Between 3 and 4 years 40%
    Between 4 and 5 years 50%

    [Tab1.Estimated Depreciation]

    Beyond 5 years, the IDV of a vehicle is calculated based on a mutual agreement between you and the insurance company, and not based on value depreciation. The insurance company appoints a surveyor to conduct an evaluation of the two-wheeler’s condition and determine its price.

    Lower premium:

    You may think that the premium of a two-wheeler insurance would go up as the vehicle ages. However, it is the converse that is true. As the IDV of a vehicle goes down, the premium also decreases. But this does not mean that you should try to show a lower IDV in order to pay less premium. Because a lower IDV means that in case of an accident, you cannot claim more than the IDV even if the actual cost of your vehicle is higher than that. So it is important that you declare the right age of the vehicle and adjust the IDV accordingly.

    Check for add-on options:

    At a slightly higher premium, you could add covers such as total cover where you get road tax, registration amount, insurance premium and the sum assured on a claim are available for vehicles up to 15 years old. Check with your policy provider on the most beneficial options that can be availed on older vehicles .

    Guide To Getting Two-Wheeler Insurance For Old Vehicles Reviews

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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good insurance policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I did the insurance and keeping the paper. I'm not aware of the plans and benefits the policy. I have purchased this insurance nearly 1 year before. I made the premium amount of Rs. 1600 and i used to make the payment through cash. I never experienced of the claiming process in ICICI hence i did not speak with the customer care service also.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with Bharti Axa from last 11 years, i am happy with the coverage an plan benefits of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1100 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken a two wheeler insurance with Bharti Axa from last 7-8 months, i am happy with the coverage and plan benefits of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I have to pay a premium of Rs 1400 for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018
    • Oriental Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've been using the Bike Insurance policy with the Oriental Insurance Company. I am paying a premium of 2000, the policy covers the entire bike. I do not have any claim experience with the policy either. So far it has been a good experience with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a health insurance policy with National Insurance from last 15 years, it is a family health policy with the coverage value of Rs 3 lakhs. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount as the company pays it.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 7 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 800 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've a bike insurance policy with the Bajaj Allianz. I am paying a premium 1200 per year. The policy covers the entire bike. I never had any claim experience with the policy. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my claim requests in future.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 6 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My two wheeler insurance is with Bajaj Allianz from last 9 months, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 3000 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured the Reliance General insurance. I have paid a premium of 4000 for three years, I do not have any claim experience and the policy covers the entire bike. So far it has been a hassle free experience with the policy and I'll have to wait and evaluate their services in future.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , kochi
      Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Very good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I was using the Bajaj Allianz bike insurance policy initially. The policy was very good, It was approaching maturity and I changed to a different provider. I do have a claim experience with the policy. The claim process was seamless and hassle free. It is a recommendable bike insurance provider.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My bike is insured with the Reliance general Insurance. I am paying a premium of 1500 year, the policy covers only metal parts. I do not have any claim experience with the policy and so far it has been a smooth experience. I'll have to wait and see about their approach in case if I will have any claims in future.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 12, 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 1.5 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount but i am satisfied with the plan benefits of this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 11, 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 8-9 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 premium of Rs 1200 for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured with the ICICI Lombard General Insurance. I pay a premium of 1600 annually. The the policy covers entire bike. I do not have any claim experience with this policy either. So far it has been a smooth experience with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured with the New India Insurance company. I pay a premium of 1200 per year, I do not have any claim experience so far and The policy covers the entire bike. I make payments online. Overall it has been a good experience so far.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average Policy"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I have taken two wheeler insurance from Icici Lombard general insurance . Am satisfied with the premium amount what am paying . I made the payment through on-line for one year. Its an average policy wont be recommending . Their customer service and response is not up to the mark.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , greater noida
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold a two wheeler insurance with United India Insurance from last 7 years, i pay a premium of approx Rs 800 for this insurance policy and it has to be renewed every year. I have no claim experience so far from this insurance policy and i am happy with the coverage value.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , guwahati
      Reviewed on Jul 09, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "The Service needs Improvements"
      0.5 2.5/5 "Just OK"
      I've a bike insurance policy with the Bajaj Allianz for which I pay a premium of 1600 per year. I got accident, no service was provided. I am not at all happy with their services. Overall they need to be more customer oriented and provide proper assistance to their customers.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 06, 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 5 years and it is a good policy to use. I have no claim experience so far from this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 850 which has to be paid every year and the coverage value is good in this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018
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