• Buying A Two-Wheeler, Here Are A Few Things To Consider

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    Tips for Buying Two Wheeler:

    When it comes to ease of commuting, a two-wheeler trumps the convenience of a car any given day. Being easy to maneuver and requiring far less parking space, two-wheelers are not only incredibly easy to use but also help cut down on travel time across the city. Be it travelling to work, popping over to the nearby store for the weekly groceries, a quick trip to a friend’s house in the congested part of the city, a two-wheeler helps save considerable time.

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    Things to Check Before Buying a New Two Wheeler

    If you are planning on buying a two-wheeler, you can choose between the geared and the ungeared ones. While the geared ones may require a little more learning, the ungeared ones are relatively easier to learn. However, before you purchase a two-wheeler, a little research can help you make the right decision and also help you save money. So, here are some important tips to keep in mind, when you are out scouting for a two-wheeler.

    Brand

    A two-wheeler is an investment which will serve you for a good number of years in the future. Choosing an established brand of two-wheeler is important as it will provide you with assurance of getting a quality product. In India, there are several two-wheeler manufacturers like Hero Motocorp, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India, TVS, Mahindra, Kinetic, Suzuki, etc. which are highly trusted by the Indian consumer. Also, choosing the brand is crucial when it comes to the resale value of the vehicle.

    Budget

    With prices going up each day, you must keep aside a budget of about Rs 60,000, within which you can easily purchase a two-wheeler from a renowned brand like Honda, TVS, Mahindra, etc. If you can stretch your budget a little more, you can expand your options in terms of features and color options which you can get in a two wheeler.

    Mileage

    One of the most important factors to check for before buying any vehicle is the mileage which it provides. With the rising prices of fuel, mileage, which is the distance which a vehicle can cover with one litre of fuel, has become even more important. On an average, a good two-wheeler will provide you with 35 kmpl to 40 kmpl. However, do not confuse in-city mileage with highway mileage.

    Weight

    While you are looking, do test ride the bikes to decide whether or not you can handle them. Weight of the vehicle is an important factor which allows for comfortable handling. If the weight is too heavy for you to handle, you can try out other lighter options available in the market.

    Height

    In order to handle the vehicle, its height must be just right so your feet can be placed on the ground for balancing. If the vehicle is too high, handling will become difficult.

    Auto Start

    Most geared and gear-less two-wheelers now come with an auto-start or push-start option, in addition to the conventional kick-start option. With the Auto Start, only a button needs to be pressed to get the engine running, and this is a convenient feature to have.

    User Reviews / On-road Reviews

    Another important part of the selection process is to check out actual user reviews given by users about the two-wheeler you may be thinking of purchasing. Reviews can give you a lot more information about the vehicle, its attributes, running, real-time mileage and many other aspects which the showroom salesman may not be able to tell you about. If you are investing a sizeable sum of money on a vehicle, it is only wise to get to know about it from others who are currently using it and would give you first hand feedback.

    Service Center

    As a part of your selection, do find out where the service centers of the manufacturer are located. In the unfortunate event of a mishap, it will be most inconvenient to have to haul the two-wheeler to a service or repair center located far away. Ideally, the service center, either of the manufacturer or even a manufacturer authorized one, must be located near your residence for your ease your Before you select a particular manufacturer, do find the location of their service center, so that you don’t not land up traveling long distances for repairs and services.

    Maintenance Costs

    Any vehicle, following purchase, would require regular maintenance to keep it running in optimum condition. While you are making enquiries about the vehicle, be sure to also find out the costs of getting a regular servicing and check-up for the vehicle at an authorized service center, once the free servicing is no longer available.

    Availability of Spare Parts

    Yet another factor to consider regarding the servicing and repair of the vehicle is the availability of spare parts. It often happens that the spare parts of a particular brand or manufacturer are not easily available which can delay the repair of the vehicle. Many newly launched models may not have their spare parts available easily so in case you are going with such a model, do ensure the availability of the spare parts.

    Re-sale Value

    When buying a two-wheeler, the brand of the vehicle plays an important role at the time of its re-sale. The re-sale value of a vehicle depends mainly on its brand, condition and year of purchase.

    In your search for a two-wheeler, while the market is brimming with geared and gearless options, you may also want to consider electric two-wheelers. There are a number of trusted manufacturers who have launched or are going to launch e-bikes in the future. The biggest advantages of an electronically powered vehicle are that not only are they environmentally friendly but also help you save immensely on fuel costs.

    At last do not forget to insure your new two wheeler with two wheeler insurance.

    Two-Wheeler Insurance Reviews

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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had a two wheeler insurance policy in ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. Since now i did not faced any issue like online transactions while am renewing the insurance. I feel very comfortable. I can recommend this ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE two wheeler insurance policy to my friends.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had a two wheeler insurance in the prestigious insurer IE: HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. I can say it is a one of the best insurance which i had . Mostly all plan benefits will cover under this policy. I can use their website to check the quotes and to renewal the two wheeler insurance policy on time. I recommend their services for my friends.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • Oriental Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with Oriental Insurance from last 7 years, i do not have any claim experience so far with this insurance policy. The coverage value of this insurance policy is 60-70% and i am satisfied with it. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 every year for this insurance.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company NEW INDIA ASSURANCE along with my vehicle. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other insurance products and it is a Five year old policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I insured my two wheeler from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company . I have recently renewed this policy for the second time. I have paid Rs,1200 to renew this two wheeler insurance policy from the ICICI Lombard. They give intimations to renew the policy on time which is very helpful from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018
    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with United India Insurance from last 2 years, i do not have claim experience so far with this insurance. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 800-900 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chandigarh
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other insurance products which is 1900/-. . I can prefer online to renew my two wheeler insurance policy with in the due date. I had bought this two wheeler insurance policy along with my vehicle.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I have my two wheeler insured with New India Assurance 1 year back, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I did not claim anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200 has to be paid for this two wheeler insurance.
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      , noida
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • Liberty Videocon Two Wheeler Insurance
      "better experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company LIBERTY VIDEOCON GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is quite high by comparing with other premiums. I did not received my policy document by mail and hard copy too.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is Rs. 4000/- which is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document by mail.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company NATIONAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is Rs. 1600/- which is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document by mail.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document to my registered communication address.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average service"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      I have got the two wheeler insurance policy from the IFFCO TOKIO around 2 years ago. I have paid Rs, 1800 to get this policy from the Iffco tokio and this policy has the tenure of 2years. The customer support service and the response is good here, and they won't give the intimations to renew the policy on time.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with IFFCO TOKYO from last 4-5 years, i do not have claim experience so far with this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200-1500 has to be paid for this insurance and i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have recently taken a two wheeler insurance with Bharti Axa general insurance 6 months back. The coverage value of this insurance policy is 50% which is satisfactory. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance and i pay a premium of Rs 1100 for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Not satisfied"
      0.5 2.5/5 "Just OK"
      I have my two wheeler insured with National insurance from last 1 year, I am not satisfied with the coverage value of this insurance. I had a claim experience but they covered only 70-80%. A premium of Rs 1300 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy.
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold a two wheeler insurance with IFFCO TOKYO from more than 5 years, the coverage value of this insurance policy is satisfactory. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1000 every year for this insurance policy.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "better experience"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy for my vehicle from the top most insurance company BHARTI AXA GENERAL INSURANCE. I didn't received my policy document. The customer support is not up to mark. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I had taken a Two insurance policy from the RELIANCE GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium is Rs, 1000/- which is very reasonable by comparing other premiums. I had received policy hard copy document by registered post. I dint have any claim experience so i am unable to comment on it.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average policy to use"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The HDFC ergo has given me the two wheeler insurance policy, and I renew the policy for the past 4 years. The customer support service is not giving the intimations to renew the policy on time. I don't have any claim experience with this HDFC ergo two wheeler insurance policy.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
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