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We sure do love our two wheelers. What’s better than our own set of wheels to navigate in the congested Indian roads? Not only is it affordable for most of us (with a little help from the friendly folks at the bank), but it is also convenient and relatively low maintenance. In terms of sales and production, the Two Wheeler Industry in India is the largest in the world. India’s two-wheeler market has an overall growth rate of 9.5 percent between the years 2006 and 2014. That means that there are a lot of two wheelers on the roads. The risk that is on the road is equally proportionate. Which is why we need insurance to protect ourselves and our precious vehicles on the road.

An insurance policy is an investment worth making. It is also, according to Indian law, a necessity. The Motor Vehicle Act covers a variety of expenses that you may have to bear in the event of a two wheeler accident. It also covers your two wheeler in the event of a theft, fire, malicious act, natural disasters etc. Further, the legal liability to third party personal injury and property damage which arises out of the accident is also covered in this, as well as personal accident cover.


So what is not included in the basic cover that the law expects? Things like loss of accessories, the legal liability to paid driver, personal accident cover for the pillion riders, normal wear and tear, damage due to negligent driver or driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol will not be covered in the basic insurance policy. It is possible to pay a little extra for a comprehensive cover which will cover many more expenses that you will be likely to face in the duration of your two wheeler’s possession.

How Does A Bike Insurance Protect You?

Your two-wheeler is always exposed to dangers both off the road and on the road. A motorcycle insurance policy can be a major help in incidents that result in financial losses arising out of unexpected events such as accidents, thefts, natural disasters and so on. Likewise, if a loss or damage is caused to a third person or their properties, a two-wheeler insurance policy acts as a shield you from any liabilities emerging out of the same. A third-party insurance cover is the minimum and basic level of insurance that is legally enforced in India. Nonetheless, it is a wise to get a strong motor insurance policy to have a backup plan in any vehicle related mishaps.

What Is Covered In A Two-Wheeler Insurance Policy?

There are a several kinds risks for which your insurance policy covers you. Some of which are explained below:

  1. Harms Or Losses Due To Natural Calamities:

    Disastrous events, for example, tremors, storms, earthquakes, floods and more. They may not or might be anticipated but one can't easily avoid the effects of the same on property and human lives. The best thing to do is to get an insurance policy that covers you against all such incidents.

  2. Coverage Against Man-Made Calamities:

    There can be a chances of man-made malicious acts that may cause damage to your vehicle. For example, robbery, thievery, riots, and different vindictive acts by people are likewise secured under a bike insurance policy. Be that as it may, harms or misfortunes caused because of assault or attack by an outside nation are not covered in a policy. It is smarter to have your bike insured to have a financial backup when any such incident occurs.

  3. Cover For Accidental Injuries

    An accident happens by accident and you have no control over it. Many a times it won't be your fault but you may get into events that may cause bodily injuries. There could be inward wounds, disengagement of joints, fractures and different wounds that can be covered under your bike insurance policy.

  4. Partial Disability Caused Due To An Accident

    There could be mishaps that may result in partial inability, for example, transitory loss of motion, or incapacity of some other part of body. With a two-wheeler insurance policy, you are financially secured against any such misfortune (To the extent of coverage offered in the policy).

  5. Total/Permanent Disability Due To Accident

    Failure to walk or loss of vision are the examples of permanent disability. Your two-wheeler insurance covers the misfortunes and additionally the costs on treatment.

  6. Demise Of Policyholder

    In the event of deadly mishaps that lead to the death of the policyholder or a third person, the insurance policy provides compensation to the nominees in the policy.

  7. How To Buy A Bike Insurance Policy Online?

    Purchasing a two protection today isn't as tough as it used to be. With the computerized ecosystem growing in India, you would now be able to purchase a motor insurance policy online. All you are required to do is slog on to the site of the insurer on the web, fill in all the details and purchase the policy. Additionally, there are numerous third-party sites where you can compare various policies and select the one that best suits your needs.

    If you are not happy with the online buying process, you may buy a policy with the help of agents/ brokers and insurance agents.

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Is Bike Insurance Mandatory in India? Reviews

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  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Need to reduce the premium"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My two wheeler insurance is with Bajaj Allianz because mine is Bajaj bike so it will be easier for claim and also lot of showrooms included. I got the insurance paper. The claim process was average, the amount was not fully refunded. Also the process was lengthy. I have paid the premium of Rs.2000 for one year. It is a first party insurance. I felt the premium is quite high.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Average"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I took my two wheeler insurance from Bajaj Allianz last year. It was suggested by my friend because he is working. I have paid approx 1000 rupees to purchase the policy. I never had a customer service experience and no claim. The benefits are good and its a third party insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , pune
    Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Not recommendable policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    My two wheeler insurance was taken from ICICI Lombard. I have applied the claim from with ICICI Lombard but they have not given proper response. They have not processed the claim also. Since because of the lowest premium, i have opted this policy. The service is not upto the mark.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
  • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Excellent Service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I had taken this insurance policy a long back and the premium has been paying annually. The premium amount has not been too high and the payment method has also been convenient. I had not made any claims so far and it has been a good policy for others as well.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , navi mumbai
    Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
  • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Insurance company"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    They are good in all service, without approach them they are providing good service. New India premium is economical, I paid the premium around Rs 7000 for three years. They gave me the third party cover, cash less service. They got tie up with many experience the agents are good.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Premium should be economical for the renewal"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Whenever there is a issue, I can reimburse with Bajaj Allianz its good than other company. One time I claimed, they gave me cash less service the premium is lesser than others then I changed it. The renewal option is good but they show more premium when I go for renewal.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Very Good Service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I had taken this insurance policy almost four years back and i am paying the premium annually. The premium amount has not been high and the payment method has been simple. There has not been any claims made so far and the services which they had offered so far was good.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good for two wheeler"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My policy belongs to HDFC Ergo, its a premium policy for one year the insured value is fine for me Rs. 97,000, I have the KTM Duke bike its good, I took first party insurance with HDFC Ergo, I really not interacted with them for any policy queries.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
  • 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? 2
    , 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? 1
    , 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? 2
    , 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? 2
    , 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? 3
    , 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
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