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How to Transfer Two Wheeler Insurance?

Buying and renewing two wheeler insurance is mandatory in India. When selling or transferring the ownership, the two wheeler insurance should also be transferred. The procedure for this is simple with the required documents.
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1. Constituents of Bike Insurance Policy 2. Process To Transfer Bike Wheeler Insurance 3. Two Wheeler Insurance Online 4. Benefits of Transferring Insurance

Overview about How to Transfer Bike Insurance?

Two wheelers remain the smartest mode to commute when it comes to cutting through the dense traffic on Indian roads. However, they are also more vulnerable to road accidents compared to other modes of transport. This is why, getting your two-wheeler insured is the most important thing to do to ensure continued protection from losses resulting from accidents and other hazards.

How to Transfer Bike Insurance?
How to Transfer Two Wheeler Insurance?

While buying a two-wheeler insurance is mandatory by law, most people do not know what to do with the insurance policy while they sell off their vehicle or transfer the ownership to another person. A policyholder must be aware of the basic process of transferring their insurance policy and to retain associated benefits of the same.

When you sell your old scooter or bike to get a new one, the whole transfer process involves transferring the ownership of the vehicle and transfer of the insurance policy while informing the RTO on the sale of your vehicle.

Though two wheelers are the smartest mode of transport when it comes to avoiding dense traffic, given the rickety state of Indian roads, two wheelers are more vulnerable to road accidents than other vehicles. To ensure continued protection of your bike/scooter from accidents and other dangers, it is very important to not only buy a comprehensive insurance cover, but also renew it on time. A standard two wheeler insurance policy covers your two wheeler from a range of unforeseen dangers, threats and risks.

It is of utmost importance for policyholders to know the basic terms of their two wheeler insurance policy. This piece of information comes in handy renewing the policy, and also while transferring an insurance claim of the vehicle.

Constituents of A Two-Wheeler Insurance Policy

Most of the two wheeler insurance providers offer insurance policies that mainly constitute two important parts. The first part contains important details such as the name of the policyholder, phone number, and address. It also records the policy number, policy issue date, term of the policy, and location.

The second part comprises details such as vehicle registration number, model and make of the vehicle, year of manufacture, engine displacement capacity, coverage, IDV, engine and chassis number, and more.

Process To Transfer Your Two Wheeler Insurance

  1. While transferring your two wheeler insurance policy, the policy has to be transferred in the name of the transferee.
  2. The transferee needs to apply in writing within a specific time with documents relating to proof of vehicle delivery.
  3. The documents and details required for the process are the RC of the vehicle, the date when insurance was transferred and the details pertaining to previous insurance policy.
  4. The name of the previous policyholder and previous vehicle owner, policy number and date of insurance are also to be submitted to the insurer to help them make necessary changes in the records and issue a fresh certificate of insurance.

Two Wheeler Insurance Online

Third-party premium is taken into consideration for the purpose of premium calculation. The premium is calculated under the own damage and third-party premium section. Own damage section is for the insured two-wheeler and accessories. It will also show the discounts as applicable, for instance, No Claim Bonus, etc. Hence, to put it simply, third party section shows insurance premium amount for third party coverage.

Whenever you dispose of your old two-wheeler to make way for a better and newer mode of commute, there are certain things you should be careful about. Transferring the ownership of your old vehicle also involves correctly transferring all the associated documents to the new owner.

Benefits of Transferring Your Insurance Policy

A lot of people assume end of responsibility once they sell their two-wheelers. However, there could be legal complications and ambiguities if the paperwork of the sale is not given the right attention. The process may seem like a lot of work but carries a lot of importance to prevent yourself from any liabilities that may result from the actions of the new owner of the vehicle. While it is important to handover all vehicle related documents to the buyer, it is also important to transfer the insurance policy. The same may have following benefits:

  • Guarding Against Future Liabilities – In case the new owner of the vehicle causes a damage to a third-person or their properties and a third-party claim has to be filed. Now if you haven’t transferred the ownership of your vehicle and the insurance policy, you would be named in your policy and will be held legally liable. To prevent yourself from such troubles, you must ensure that all the documents including the insurance policy are properly transferred to the buyer of your old vehicle.
  • Withholding the No Claim Bonus – If you have not made any claims on your two-wheeler insurance policy during the preceding year, you are eligible to get a No Claim Bonus (NCB) from your insurance provider. NCB is an incentive offered to you by your insurance provider for riding safe and making no claims. When you transfer the ownership of your vehicle, do inform your insurer about the same and collect a No Claim Bonus Certificate which will help you avail discounts on your premium the next time you buy a two-wheeler insurance policy.

While selling your old two-wheeler to any person, be sure that you complete all the paperwork, inform the RTO through the right process and transfer all the relevant documents including your insurance policy to the buyer of your motorcycle or scooter.

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  • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
    "IDV percentage should be increased"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    The insured value is low in Bharti axa, I Purchased Royal Enfield bike for Rs. 1.75 but they gave me only Rs. 1.20 lakh . My policy has the tenure of two years, I am not sure about the tie up services. I have taken the first party insurance. I purchased in the month of october 2017.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
  • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Better"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I had my two wheeler insurance from National Insurance and it was a better experience. This insurance was issued by the showroom as a default. There is no claim. I felt the premium is bit higher so moved to HDFC Ergo. The customer service is better.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My two wheeler insurance was taken from HDFC Ergo because it has more benefits and the premium is lower compared to others. It is a first party insurance. The customer service is very good. There was no claim and IDV value is good. I got the insurance paper.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Very Good Service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I had taken this insurance for my bike a long time back and it had been a good policy. I had been paying the premium on an annual basis and the premium amount was not too high as well. The payment method has been simple and there has not been any hassle. There has not been any claims made so far and there has not been any hassle faced with the services of them.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , coimbatore
    Reviewed on Jan 13, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good features"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have my two wheeler insurance with ICICI Lombard. The services are good and there no hassles to get the policy. The premium is also nominal. The policy coverage and benefits are satisfactory. I also received the policy papers on time. Good in all.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019
  • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Its Good"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    This policy was recently renewed for my bike, my brother went to the showroom and then he renewed the policy, the premium is economical as per the market. They are issuing the policy with the good coverage of bike. Its a trusted insurance company and I got the paper on time.
    Was this review helpful? 4
    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Should get tie up with more service centers"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    Even for my Bajaj discover bike I had Reliance general insurance it has the tenure of one year, they gave me good insured value around Rs. 19,000, it covers for the loss, damage. They need to get tie up with chennai to get the hassle free service.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Easy Renewal"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    Based on my experience Reliance insurance company is good, the premium is standard as per the current market. I have Honda it covers for loss, damage cover. There is no claim experience, I used to visit to the branch for the renewal they provide good service.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Quick Service "
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have bike policy with IFFCO TOKIYO, it was my friend bike later on it got transfered to my name with Iffco Tokiyo two wheeler policy, the insured value is good it has coverage for the loss and damage. On time they processed the policy on my name. I am happy about it.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Experience"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    In New India, I have insured my Hero CT delux bike, once a while it got damaged they done the service on time, the premium is low however the insured value is good. It has third party insurance, the service is good and I could renew the policy on time.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , ambala
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Its Good"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    In National Insurance the premium amount is low around Rs. 2000 for one year, the insurance company allocated Rs. 35,000 for my bike. My Honda dio vehicle is around 6 years, the policy activation done on time. My bike got damaged within 10 days.
    Was this review helpful? 2
    , ambala
    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
  • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Average Two Wheeler insurance"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    My two wheeler insurance was taken from New India for my new bike. The showroom people has done a insurance when i purchased my two wheeler. I paid the premium amount of Rs. 1600. The documentation process was simple. They have given the IDV value of Rs. 55000 which I'm happy about.
    Was this review helpful? 3
    , mangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • Shriram Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Better"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler insurance was taken from Shriram because my friend is working there. The renewal procedure was easy and he done it for me. The premium is 1200 rupees for one year. I have no claim and never contacted the customer service. The premium was moderate and benefits are average.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , vellore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good online option for renewal"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Reason to prefer Bajaj Allianz, I don't want to visit to the showroom for the renewal. I can renew the policy through online and I compared the benefits through online. On time the customer support team issued the paper. I have activa they gave me good insured value based on the vehicle age.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , thrissur
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "No experience with this policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    3 months ago, i have purchased the new vehicle and the dealer has suggested me to take a insurance policy with HDFC Ergo. The dealer has taken care of all the procedure of this policy. I've no idea about the premium amount. This policy covers the 100% of the vehicle.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , tiruchirapalli
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good coverage for rider and thrid party"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Normally the insurer provide the cover for rider but this ICICI lombard is providing coverage rider and third party, the premium is also economical. They gave me the good coverage based on the vehicle age, my policy has the tenure of two years.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    Last time I took the two wheeler insurance from Bajaj Allianz. I took the premium around 1500 for one year. They gave me the policy paper, I have bike yamaha bike and also the insurance company got tie up with many service center for any claim.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , cuddalore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler is insured with HDFC ERGO from last 6 months, there was no claim experience so far with this insurance. A premium of Rs 2300 has to be paid for this insurance policy every year. I am happy with the plan benefits and policy coverage of this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Its Average"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I had two wheeler policy with Bajaj Allianz, past two years I have been using this insurers. Everything done my mom, I went to place to sign to get the policy copy. Bajaj Allianz got tie up with many service center. Everything is very fine with them.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have salary account hence I approached the ICICI lombard. I paid the premium around 1700 for one year. I have NH200 PULSAR bike. I never had any chance, my policy activation done by tvs showroom, they have tie up many service center in my place.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
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