• Guide To Getting Two-Wheeler Insurance For Old Vehicles

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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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    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy to use"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am using the Two wheeler for the past 15 years and I renew the insurance policy only from the BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE company. I have paid Rs,1700 to renew the policy last year . The policy coverage and the plan benefits are good with the BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE company.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have two wheeler, which got insured with the Bajaj Allianz general insurance company. Customer service is good one for me and the response is an excellent one for me with the Bajaj allianz general insurance company. I have not experienced any claims as such.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I took bike insurance from new India assurance now it got expired, the old premium was good. The insurance company gave me good IDV value and they got tie up with good garges. They do have cash less option for bike damage, overall its a good insurance company.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
    • 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 3 years and it is a good insurance policy to use. This policy has to be renewed every year and i pay a premium of Rs 2400 for this insurance. I do not have claim experience so far with this insurance but i am satisfied the coverage and plan benefits of this policy.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
    • Tata AIG Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Its Better"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      When I was purchasing new bike they gave me default TATA AIG two wheeler insurance, they told premium was around Rs. 1600 for one year. They are providing third party cover, accidental cover and road side assistance with 100% cover on my Bajaj avenger.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I am having the two wheeler insurance policy with the National Insurance company and the premium value is nominal one for me with them like its around 1500 Rupees. Response and other aspects are also good one with the National Insurance company.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Protection"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      ICICI lombard two wheeler premium was around Rs. 1100 for per year, they gives road side assistance, third party cover and no claim bonus. I have Honda Dream Yuga cost of the vehicle was Rs. 62,000. At the time of activation I got the policy copy from the insurance company its good.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Customer service should be proactive"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      National Insurance premium amount was good than other insurance company, customer service is not upto the mark. I paid yearly fee around 1700, they gave me good IDV value. I have Bajaj 150 discover bike, the insurance company gave nominal feature like third party cover, road side assistance.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had a two wheeler insurance with Reliance for past 2 years. The customer service was really good. I would say the claim experience was good and excellent. I have paid 1000 rupees for this insurance. I get a remainder call, message and email for the policy renewal.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My friend suggested the two wheeler insurance with Iffco Tokio so I have gone for it through online. I have paid 1150 rupees for one year to purchase this insurance. The process was immediate. I got a proper response from the customer support.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better policy to use"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am renewing my two wheeler insurance policy from BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE company. I have paid Rs,2000 to renew the policy last year. The customer support is not up to the mark from the BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE company,because they dont give the intimations to renew the policy before the due date.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Below average"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with National insurance. I have taken the insurance service directly from National insurance outlet. But I feel they needs to improve their response. The payments are generally through cheques and cash. It is a below average service.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken Two wheeler insurance with ICICI Lombard,the premium amount is 1800 per annum,I make payment at the counter.The policy coverage amount is 50,000,i have no claim experience with them till date.This was taken seven months ago.The model of my bike is Bajaj 200 NS.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good banking"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken Two Wheeler Insurance with Bajaj Allianz,the premium amount is 1500 in year,its four months since i have taken this four months ago.The bike modal is TVS.I am happy using the policy ,the customer service is response is good.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • 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
      Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018
    • 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
      Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018
    • 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
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