Factors You Should Consider In Selecting A Suitable Two-Wheeler Insurance Policy

Two-wheeler insurance is a simple way to protect your bike from accidental losses and liabilities. It will protect you from unexpected expenses and help you comply with the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, which requires third-party motor insurance in India.

Any confusion between two-wheeler insurance policies can result in the wrong choice. It may cause issues later. To avoid this, understand insurance before buying it.

 To Get the Right Two-Wheeler Insurance Policy For Your Vehicle, Consider These Factors 

Bike insurance types

Comprehensive and Third Party vehicle insurance are currently available. The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 requires vehicles to have third-party insurance. Both bike insurance policies are explained here. 

Comprehensive insurance

A comprehensive two-wheeler insurance plan will protect your bike from theft, damage, etc. It also covers third-party damage. Coverage for:

  1. Earthquakes, floods, typhoons, etc.
  2. Robberies, riots, etc.
  3. Comprehensive policies also offer personal accident cover for owner-driver. 

Third-party insurance

Third-party insurance only covers damage your vehicle causes to a third party’s property or vehicle, not theft or damage to your own. This motor insurance covers third-party legal liability for accidental damages, such as:*

  1. Permanent damage
  2. Passing away
  3. Property damage

Unless you have a long-term bike policy, third-party and comprehensive insurance must be renewed annually. Two-wheeler insurance premiums depend on vehicle age, policy type, and location. 

  1. Premium

Numerous factors affect policy premiums. Two-wheeler insurance premiums depend on engine cubic capacity (CC). The India Motor Tariff has three categories: 0-150CC, 150-350C, and 350CC+. The policy premium will increase with engine capacity. The location also impacts premium calculation. Zone A cities and towns cost more. 

  1. IDV

IDV is the car’s market value. The maximum insurance claim for total loss or theft is the Insured Declared Value (IDV). IDV decreases with bike age. * 

  1. Riders

Add riders to your two-wheeler insurance policy if you need more coverage than what your primary insurance provides. Riders cost extra to add to bike insurance policies. Examples are Roadside assistance, personal accident insurance, etc. 

  1. NCB

No Claim Bonus is a bonus for claim-free policies. NCB can be accumulated to 50% of the policy premium.* 

  1. Claim procedure

Two-wheeler insurance with a simple claim process is good. Insurers’ claim settlement ratios indicate claim settlement efficiency.*

However, you can make a claim only if you do your bike policy renewal promptly. 

Online purchase

Saving middleman commissions lowers policy costs. Online bike insurance is more economical because it requires less paperwork—these savings lower policy premiums.

You can protect your bike by choosing a two-wheeler insurance policy that meets your needs and takes good care of it. For the right insurance policy, consider the above factors.

If riding is your passion, you want to look after your bike like it’s your baby. There is nothing that should harm your baby. That’s why it is crucial to thoroughly research and find the right insurance for your bike. It will give you peace knowing that your bike will always be safe no matter what happens. 

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Dilan Jamal

The author Dilan Jamal