A bike insurance policy protects the insured person, his motorcycle or scooter, a third-party person or property from damages caused by accidents, theft, fire, natural disasters, human-made disasters, total loss, and third-party liabilities. Third-party insurance is required by law for all two-wheeler owners under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.

A bike insurance policy covers the damages that may occur to the insured’s two-wheeler – scooter, or motorcycle in case of accidents, theft, fire, natural calamities, man-made disasters, total loss, and third-party liabilities. Third-party bike insurance is mandatory for all two-wheeler owners according to the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.  

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Types of Bike Insurance

Comprehensive Insurance

In addition to third-party liabilities, it also covers damages to your car from accidents, theft, natural disasters, etc.

Stand-alone third-party insurance (SATP)

It covers third-party liabilities like injuries, losses, or damages caused by your car. This is mandatory for driving in India.

Bundled plan

It includes stand-alone third-party cover for 3 years and own-damage cover for 1 year for new cars.

Stand-alone own-damage insurance (SAOD)

It only covers damages to your car. It can be bought separately or together with third-party insurance.

Long-term liability cover

It offers third-party coverage for 3 years for new private cars, as per IRDAI rules.

Long-term two-wheeler comprehensive plans

IRDAI permits insurers to offer comprehensive coverage for 2 or 3 years, eliminating the need for yearly renewals. This also shields you from yearly hikes in third-party rates as regulated by IRDAI.

Key Features of Bike Insurance

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Coverage flexibility

Choose from stand-alone third-party, comprehensive, or stand-alone own-damage cover based on your needs.
Comprehensive or own-damage cover includes protection for accidents, natural calamities, man-made disasters, fire, defacement, etc.

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Coverage tenure

Annual or long-term plans are available. New bikes registered after XX (month) 2018 require a mandatory 5-year third-party coverage. First year includes 1-year own-damage cover; subsequent years are optional for own-damage cover. After five years, choose from annual third-party/comprehensive plans or long-term comprehensive plans (2-3 years).

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Improved coverage

Additional coverage options like engine protection, zero depreciation, consumables, key replacement, etc., with comprehensive or own-damage cover. When you choose a comprehensive coverage or stand-alone own-damage cover, you can improve the coverage by choosing from add-ons like engine protection, zero depreciation, consumables, key replacement. etc.

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Easy transfer of no-claim bonus

No-claim bonus offers premium discounts on renewals if no claims made. It is transferable to another insurer or new bike purchase.

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Convenient plan purchase and renewals

You can purchase and renew policies online and access assistance from our certified insurance advisors.

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Personal accident cover of ₹15 lakhs

The IRDAI has made it mandatory to have a personal accident cover for accidental deaths and disablements. There is an affordable premium for a ₹15 lakhs cover. If you already have a policy in your name, you don’t need to buy another one.

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No-claim bonus

Eligible for discounts on policy renewal if no claims are made during the coverage period, ranging from 20%-50%.

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Other discounts

Offers on anti-theft devices, voluntary deductibles, and Automobile Association of India memberships.

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Transparent claims process

The claim process is clearly outlined during policy purchase. There is a seamless cashless and reimbursement claim process.

Benefits of Bike Insurance

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Financial protection

Bike insurance provides financial security by covering losses from theft, accidents, natural disasters, and third-party liabilities.

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Covers all types of two-wheelers

Insurance is available for scooters, mopeds, bikes, new or used, offering comprehensive protection.

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Legal compliance

It is mandatory under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 for third-party coverage, ensuring legal adherence and avoiding penalties.

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Affordable premiums

Low-cost premiums, which are further reduced with no-claim bonuses or AAI memberships.

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Large network of cashless garages

Access a wide network of cashless garages for convenient repairs.

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Personal accident cover

It includes compensation for injuries, death, or disability from accidents.

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Enhanced coverage

Enhance your coverage with add-ons like zero depreciation, engine protection, and roadside assistance for comprehensive coverage.

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Easy reimbursement

You can pay for repairs and later claim reimbursement from the insurer.

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Bike Insurance – Inclusions

What is covered in bike insurance

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Any third-party injury, death, or damage to property, that is a result of an accident involving the insured bike.

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A comprehensive plan will also include damages/loss to the insured bike in:

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Road accident.

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Fire, explosion, self-ignition, etc.

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Loss of the insured bike due to theft.

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An act of terrorism, malicious act, riot, or strike.

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Natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides, floods, cyclones, storms, etc.

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Transit by rail/road, inland waterways, lift, elevator, or air.

Bike Insurance – Exclusions

What is not covered in bike insurance

Add-ons in Bike Insurance

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Zero depreciation

Under zero depreciation add-on cover, the policyholder is not charged for depreciation during the claim settlement. If you purchase this cover, the insurance company will pay the full amount of the replaced part without any depreciation.

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Consumables

Nuts, bolts, ball bearings, gearbox oil, grease, etc., are consumables that undergo the most wear and tear. Getting them repaired is often an out-of-pocket expense unless you opt for this add-on.

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Engine protection

Your engine is the heart of the vehicle, but it is not covered in a comprehensive plan. With this add-on, the insurance company provides compensation for mechanical or electrical damages to the engine due to an oil spill or water ingression due to water logging. It covers the gearbox, hydrostatic lock, etc.

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Return to invoice

If the insured bike is damaged beyond repairs or if it is stolen, with this add-on, the insurance company pays the invoice value of the bike while purchasing a new vehicle of the same make and model, along with the registration and other applicable taxes.

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Road side assistance

With this add-on cover, at the time of emergency when you have been stranded in the middle of the road due to a breakdown, mishap or malfunction, you can avail of any of the round-the-clock services offered by the cover. A few of the assistance provided under the cover include a towing facility, jump start, fuel recharge, changing of tyres, etc.

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Key replacement

If you lose both keys to your bike, this add-on will cover the cost of replacing the lost keys with a duplicate set.

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New Vehicle Replacement

In case of total damage or loss of the insured vehicle, this coverage provides you with money for a brand-new vehicle of the same make and model. 

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Tyre protection

With this add-on, the insurance company will cover the costs for any damages caused to your bike’s tyres as in-tyre bulge, puncture or bursting of tyres, or cut on a tyre due to an accident.

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New vehicle replacement

This add-on gives you money to buy a brand-new bike of the same make and model.

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Additional towing

Covers the towing expenses of the bike in case the vehicle is immobilised or rendered unfit for riding and cannot be repaired on the spot of breakdown or accident.

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NCB protection

This add-on helps you protect your no-claim bonus even after a claim is made. This coverage is especially necessary if you have a high NCB and you do not wish to let that go in case of a claim.

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Battery protect for electric two-wheeler

This covers pays for repair or replacement of damaged battery due to water ingress or submergence in water following a flood and or inundation.

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Electric two-wheeler protect

The company will pay for repair or replacement expenses for the consequential loss or damage to internal parts of the electric bike, and in the case of a hybrid electric vehicle, the differential and transmission units, water ingression, undercarriage damage, leakage of lubricating oil, will be covered.

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Charger and cables

The add-on helps cover the expenses of damage to the chargers and cables due to over-voltage, fire, towing damage, etc.

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EMI cover

If the insured bike is in the garage for accidental repairs for a longer period of time, the insurance company pays the sum of the EMI due to the financial institutions on behalf of the insured (depending upon the coverage opted/selected).

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Rim guard

A rim damage cover offers your insured vehicle protection against any loss or damage to the wheel rims.

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Loss of income/daily allowance

With this add-on, the insurance company will pay for the daily transport in case your vehicle is out being repaired.

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Emergency medical cover

In case the passengers of your bike or the rider sustain any injuries during a road accident, this add-on covers the medical treatment expenses up to a certain limit.

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Helmet cover

Covers the expenses of the helmet if it gets damaged or destroyed due to an accident that involves the insured vehicle.

How to Select the Best Bike Insurance Plan?

Here are some factors you need to consider before buying the best bike insurance plan.

Factors to consider while selecting a Bike insurance policy are mentioned below:

 

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Right coverage

Bike insurance companies in India offer mandatory stand-alone third-party, a stand-alone own-damage, or a comprehensive insurance plan. Based on your unique requirements, you can choose a coverage that suits your needs.

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Add-ons facility

Add-on covers like zero depreciation, RSA, engine protection, etc., are the additional coverage offered by an insurance company. Enhance the coverage of the policy by selecting them.

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Claim settlement ratio

While buying a bike insurance policy, you can choose an insurance company with a high claim settlement ratio.

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Network garages

Look for a bike policy that offers access to many network garages. The network garages in your city and across the country will help you with cashless claims.

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No-claim bonus

During the tenure of the bike insurance, if no claims have been made, then the insured is eligible for a no-claim bonus during the renewal of the policy. Get a no-claim bonus benefit ranging between 20%-50%.

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IDV

Insured Declared Value (IDV) is the current market value of the bike. It is the maximum amount for which the policyholder can raise a claim during the policy tenure. Check IDV vs. the premium. A lower premium for a high IDV is value for money.

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Additional discount

Also make sure you get the right discount for the installation of an anti-theft device, voluntary deductibles, and AAI membership.

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Terms and conditions

It’s always important to read the fine print about the claim process, renewal process, and more before you finalise a bike policy.

Factors Affecting the Premium of Bike Insurance

Here are some of the factors that are taken into consideration while calculating the premium of bike insurance.

Things to consider while buying Bike insurance Online

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Coverage

Select the coverage that is required as per your need and vehicle type. Choose either the mandatory stand-alone third-party and stand-alone own-damage or the comprehensive cover. 

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Add-ons

Check the add-ons available for additional cover to your Bike policy. 

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Features

Check and compare the various features of different motor insurance policies, premium, special features, claim settlement ratio, network garages, and more. 

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Claim process

Also check if the claim process is simple or cumbersome so that you can easily make a claim whenever required.

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Network garages

Also, check if the insurer offers enough cashless network garage facilities to avail cashless claims. 

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Premium calculation

See how the premium of the policy is calculated and seek a low premium. 

 
 

How to Claim Bike Insurance

The claim process for your bike will depend on the type of claim you raise for own- damage, and it is vital to follow these step-by-step procedures. As an insurance broker, we aim to provide you with comprehensive guidance and support throughout the process. Visit the Mahindra Paybima store near you, connect with your relationship manager, or call the toll-free number 1800 267 67 67.
Furthermore, you can also incur a third-party claim.
The steps for all types of bike insurance claims is given below –

Cashless Claim Process
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Immediate Notification
Promptly inform your insurance provider about the accident or damage incurred by your bike. Time is of the essence in reporting the incident.

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Authorised Network Garage
Take your bike to the nearest network garage authorised by your insurer.

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Document Submission
Submit the required documents, including the claim form, a copy of your insurance policy, driving license, and registration certificate. Accurate and complete documentation expedites the claims process.

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Repair Cost Estimation and Communication
The authorised network garage will thoroughly assess the damage and promptly share the repair estimate with the insurance company.

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Surveyor's Assessment
The insurer will diligently review the claim and assign a surveyor if necessary. In some cases, a video survey may be conducted on their behalf, providing an efficient evaluation of the damage.

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Direct Settlement
Upon claim approval and after due repairs, the insurer will settle the expenses directly with the network garage.

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Claim Deductibles
You are required to pay the deductible or depreciation amount as per coverage taken in the insurance policy.

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Vehicle Collection
After the repairs are completed, and confirmation of the final insurance liability is received at the garage, you can collect your bike, ensuring a seamless conclusion to the claim process.

Non-Cashless Claim Process (Reimbursement)
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Immediate Notification
It is crucial to promptly inform your insurance provider about the accident or damage sustained by your bike. Immediate reporting ensures a prompt assessment of the situation.

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Authorised Garage
Take your vehicle to the nearest authorised garage or workshop for repair.

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Repair Cost Estimation
Obtain an estimate of the repair cost from the authorised garage. This evaluation facilitates an accurate estimation of the financial aspects involved.

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Document Submission
Submit the repair cost estimate, along with the required documents, such as the claim form, insurance policy copy, driving license, and registration certificate, to your insurer. Complete documentation ensures a smooth claims process.

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Surveyor's Assessment
The insurance company will assign a surveyor to meticulously assess the damage and validate the claim.

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Step 6

Approved Claim and Repairs
Once the claim is approved, you can proceed with the necessary repairs at garage and ensure quality repairs.

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Payment and Reimbursement
After the repairs are satisfactorily completed, make the payment to the garage and collect the invoices and receipts. Submit these documents to your insurer for reimbursement in a timely manner.

Claim Process: Vehicle Theft
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Step 1

Immediate Police Notification
Without delay, inform the police and file an FIR (First Information Report). This formal report establishes the incident and is essential for initiating the investigation.

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Inform Your Insurance Provider
Notify your insurance provider promptly about the theft and provide them with all the necessary details.

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Documentation Submission
Submit a copy of the FIR, completed claim form, insurance policy copy and registration certificate to your insurance company. These documents form the foundation of your claim and facilitate a thorough evaluation.

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Surveyor's Investigation
The insurer will assign a skilled investigation agency to investigate the theft claim. The investigator’s expertise ensures a comprehensive assessment of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Additional Document Submission
Upon claim approval, you will be required to provide additional documents, including the original keys, bike documents, and any other relevant paperwork requested by your insurer. These documents support the claim verification process.

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Verification and Settlement
The insurance company will conduct a diligent verification process to validate the claim.

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Final Report and A-Summary
If the vehicle is not recovered within 90 days, the police authority will issue a final report and A-summary.

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Settlement
The insurer will settle the claim based on the insured declared value (IDV) of the bike.

Claim Process: Third-Party (TP)
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Immediate Notification
Inform your insurance provider promptly about the accident involving a third-party. Timely reporting allows for swift action and proper investigation.

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Gather Relevant Details
Collect all pertinent information about the third-party involved, including their name, contact information, vehicle details, and insurance particulars. These details facilitate effective communication and evaluation.

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File an FIR (First Information Report)
It is compulsory to file an FIR in case of a third-party. This legal document provides essential documentation of the incident.

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MACT Court
Third-party claims must route through MACT court. The honourable court will decide the amount of compensation to the third-party.

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Claim Approval and Legal Representation MACT
Once the claim is lodged, your insurer will provide legal representation and handle the compensation process on your behalf.

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Compensation Determination
The compensation amount will be determined based on the liability and in accordance with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. This legal framework governs the calculation of compensation.

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Direct Settlements
It is important to note that the insured should not settle any claim directly with the third-party. Any such expenses are not authorised for reimbursement.

Documents for Claiming Bike Insurance

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A properly filled claim form with your signature

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Copy of your bike insurance policy

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Copy of your registration certificate (RC)

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Driving license

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Estimated bill for the repairs

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Original repair bills along with payment receipts in case of reimbursement

 

 

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Police FIR in case of theft

Bike Insurance Claim – How to Avoid Rejection

  • If the insurer finds intentional damages to the bike or a fraudulent claim, they can reject third-party or comprehensive cover.

  • If the rider was riding under the influence of alcohol when the bike was damaged, the claim will be rejected.

  • Every policy has a specified time to notify the company about the accident, from 48 hours to 7 days - intimation beyond that can get your claim rejected.

  • If the rider has an invalid license, the bike insurance company can reject the claim.

  • If the policy is expired, your claim will get rejected.

  • When a personal vehicle is used for commercial, the claim will get rejected, under violation of the terms and conditions of bike insurance.

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How to Buy and Renew Bike Insurance Offline and Online

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You can now buy and renew bike insurance online in just a few simple steps, saving time and costs. You can visit the website of the insurance company or an aggregator website to buy a bike insurance policy.

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Share personal and vehicle details

Input details like RTO details and bike details (brand, manufacturing year, bike model, fuel type, variant, and the date of registration) to begin the policy procedure. For ‘renewing’ your policy, when you have the bike number (RC) for an existing bike, you can share the number and skip inputting all the details. For renewal, you would also need to provide the previous policy details and ‘no-claim bonus’ details.

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Browse policies

Check the various features of different bike insurance policies, premiums, special features, claim settlement ratio, network garages, and more.

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Choose coverage

Choose the coverage you need. You can choose just the mandatory third-party or a comprehensive or bundled plan.

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Select add-ons

Choose whichever appropriate add-ons you want to enhance your bike insurance cover.

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Compare shortlisted policies

Once you’ve shortlisted 2-3 policies that suit your requirements, compare them online.

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Complete proposal form

Do a cKYC verification process, fill out the proposal form and upload the relevant documents if required as per the policy requirement.

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Make payment

Pay for the policy online using credit/debit cards, UPI, wallets, or net banking.

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Get the policy

The proposal is submitted to the insurance company for approval. Once approved, they’ll receive the policy by email.

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Visit Paybima Store

You can visit the insurance company to buy the policy or find an insurance intermediator or broker providing motor insurance plans. Paybima has stores to facilitate your insurance needs with our certified insurance advisors by your side. you can locate a Paybima store near you easily.

Benefits of Buying and Renewing Bike Insurance Online

You can easily buy and renew bike insurance online on our website and enjoy many benefits along the way:

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It is a safe process

The fact that the online bike insurance renewal process is safe and secure makes it the most significant aspect of bike insurance policy renewal. Since all genuine insurance providers are regulated by IRDAI, you can be sure of the authenticity of the policy. So, getting your policy renewed from an authentic insurance company approved by IRDAI ensures the safety of your policy renewal.

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Reasonable budget policies

Another benefit of buying or renewing your policy online is that you get to buy a policy at a reasonable budget that doesn’t make a hole in your pocket. Since insurers can save the cost of operation in the case of selling policies online, they offer online policies at a reasonable price. Moreover, the charges paid to the middlemen can also be avoided in online policies, which is why you get the advantage of reduced charges and premiums in online buying as compared to offline ways. In addition, the festive offers and discounts also allow insurers to offer a reduced price for their policies while selling them to the insured.

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Easy to compare policy

Another benefit of buying/renewing bike insurance online is that it allows you to compare different policies and buy the one that suits you best. This way, you can search for numerous alternatives and compare them before buying the most suitable option as per your needs.

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Renew bike insurance policy instantly

With online purchase, you can simply renew your bike insurance policy instantly by comparing quotes and selecting the one policy that you want for your bike. You just need to submit the necessary details of your vehicle and details of the previous insurance policy after choosing a policy. Now, you can simply make the payment and purchase the policy at an instant.

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Paperless experience

Also, unlike earlier reputed insurance companies, these days have limited the option of clumsy paperwork that was required for buying insurance policies. Thus, it makes buying bike insurance a smooth and hassle-free process with almost zero paperwork. All you need is to submit a few bike details and choose the policy you want to purchase.

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Renewal reminders

Also, if you buy your bike insurance online, you will receive timely reminders from your insurer before the expiry of your policy. This way, you can renew your insurance without missing the deadline for policy expiration.

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Add-on coverage

Add-on coverage is an option you can receive with many insurers beyond the basic cover. These are known as add-on covers, and an insured can buy them by paying an extra amount of payment. You can buy any number of add-on covers as per your requirement, the policy terms and conditions, and your insurance provider. Roadside assistance, zero depreciation, engine protection, etc., are some such covers.

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No-claim bonus discount

If you do not make a claim during a policy year, you get an NCB discount for such claim-less years. This discount can be transferred even if you change insurer during the time of renewal.

How to Compare Bike Insurance

Look at certain factors when you compare bike insurance online to ensure you get the best deal and coverage.

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Ask Anything as We Have Answers to Everything in Bike Insurance

A two-wheeler insurance policy is coverage on your two-wheeler that covers the possible financial contingencies that you might face whenyour insured bike faces any mishap. Third-party coverage is mandated by the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, which covers third-party liabilities resulting due to your insured two-wheeler. You can also opt for an own-damage cover along with the mandatory third-party cover or a comprehensive bike insurance policy to secure coverage against the damages suffered by your own bike itself.

Following are some of the advantages of having an insurance policy for your bike:

  • In case of any accident involving your insured bike, if you injure or kill any individual or damage someone’s property, you would be financially liable for the injury or damage caused. In case of accidental death, the liability is quite high. This however gets covered by your insurance policy.
  • If your bike suffers heavy damage in an accident, the repair costs are quite high. Having an own-damage cover along with the mandatory third-party cover or a comprehensive bike Insurance will cover such repair
  • A bike insurance plan is a mandatory requirement. If you don’t have insurance, you face legal consequences which include heavy fines and might also lead to imprisonment.

Before buying, you should do a bike comparison online. It helps in finding the right bike for your budget. Similarly, it is always recommended to compare bike insurance online and then buy a bike insurance policy. Following are some of the reasons to do so:

  • Find the best plan - There are a lot of insurance plans available in the market. Each plan has its own benefits. To know the difference between these plans, you need to compare bike insurance online and select the plan that best suits your requirements.
  • Choose a higher IDV– The IDV reflects the market price of your bike after being adjusted for depreciation. Different policies provide different rates for insurance based on the IDV fixed by them. It is the maximum amount for which the policyholder can raise a claim during the policy tenure. Check IDV vs. the premium. A lower premium for a high IDV is value for money.
  • Get the best premium rates – Once you choose to compare bike insurance policies, you have the option to get the best quote among the premium rates offered by different insurance companies. Moreover, when you compare bike insurance plans on the discounts offered, you can reduce the premium and save the maximum on two-wheeler insurance costs.
  • Get better coverages – If you want your policy to have add-on covers, you should compare different plans and choose the one that has the required coverage features at the best rates of premiums.
  • Get cashless garage service – When you compare bike insurance plans, you can choose a policy that has tie-ups with a vast network of cashless garages. This would help you avail of easy cashless claims.

In case of a claim under a two-wheeler policy, the insurer would settle the repair bills after making deductions for depreciation of bike parts. As a result, the difference in the bill and the compensation has to be borne by the owner.

The depreciation rates on the different parts of the bike are as follows:

Parts of the bike Rate of depreciation
Fibre or glass parts 30%
Plastic, nylon, rubber parts 50%
Metallic parts 5% to 50% depending on the age of the bike

However, if zero depreciation add-on cover is opted for, the insurance company does not deduct the above depreciation from the car’s parts. The full cost of repairs is paid after considering deductibles and non-admissible expenses.

If the person driving the vehicle has a valid license, the vehicle is insured for all the accidents that occurred due to the hazards specified. To insure the person driving the vehicle, who is not the owner, an additional personal accident cover has to be taken for unnamed passengers. For the owner-driver, the policy compulsorily has a personal accident cover, as per tariff.

Vehicle make and model: The policy premium depends upon the make, model, cubic capacity as well as variants. .

Age of the vehicle: The age of the bike is an important determining factor when it comes to calculating insurance premiums online. The older the vehicle, the higher will be the depreciation on it.

Add-ons: A customised plan with add-ons like zero-depreciation, roadside assistance, or engine protect coverage gives better coverage at an affordable cost.

RTO Location: Premiums are lower in low-traffic areas as compared to metro cities and accident-prone zones, where roads are busy 24*7.

Engine type: Premium will also depend upon the type of engine because depending upon the type, whether it is petrol or diesel the IDV changes.

No-claim bonus: If you haven’t made a claim in the previous year, you can avail the benefit of a no-claim bonus on your renewal premium.

IDV: IDV also impacts the premium; more IDV will result in more premium as the value of the vehicle will be higher.

Just like you can compare bike insurance policies online, you can pay your bike insurance premium online through one of the various modes of payment . Once you do an online bike insurance comparison and shortlist a bike insurance plan, you should fill out the proposal form. You will be redirected to the payment page of the insurance company. You can then choose to pay through credit or debit cards, net banking, wallets, or UPI. Once payment is successful, your bike insurance policy will be sent by email on the registered email ID, by post on at the given address and for easy download on the customer dashboard.

Yes, you would be required to pay a premium again for the two-wheeler insurance policy. However, you can avail the benefit of the no-claim bonus offered by your insurance company. Through this benefit, you can get a discount of up to 55% on your own-damage component of your insurance premium, depending on the number of claim-free years and the insurance company’s policy.

You can reduce your bike insurance premium in the following ways:

  • Choose the appropriate IDV for your bike
  • Select only required add-ons
  • Install anti-theft devices certified by ARAI
  • Accumulate NCB by riding safely and not raising claims with the insurer

You can also reduce your two-wheeler policy premium by doing an online two-wheeler insurance comparison on Mahindra Paybima. This online two-wheeler insurance comparison will help you find the policy with the best premium rates.

The different types of discounts that you can avail of under two-wheeler insurance plans are as follows

  • Discount for installing safety devices
  • Discount for being a member of a recognised automobile association
  • Discount for choosing a voluntary deductible
  • Discount when you buy two-wheeler insurance online
  • No-claim bonus discount for not making claims in the past policy year (s)

Here are some things that can get your claim rejected:

  • If the insurer finds intentional damages to the insured bike or a fraudulent claim, they can reject third-party or comprehensive cover.
  • If the rider was riding under the influence of alcohol when the bike was damaged, the claim will be rejected.
  • Every policy has a specified time to notify the company about the accident, from 48 hours to 7 days - intimation beyond that can get your claim rejected.
  • If the rider has an invalid license, the bike insurance company can reject the claim.
  • If the policy is expired, your claim will get rejected.
  • When a personal vehicle is used for commercial, the claim will get rejected, under violation of the terms and conditions of bike insurance.

Getting your claim rejected can lead to a heavy financial impact on your wallet. Hence, follow the below rules and avoid getting your claim rejected:

  • Always carry a valid driving license while riding
  • Do not drive under the influence of liquor or drugs
  • Keep a policy of your insurance on your bike
  • Know the list of inclusions and exclusions under your policy
  • Always inform your insurance company first in case of any unfortunate accident involving your bike

It is important to renew your bike insurance plan within the due date to enjoy uninterrupted coverage. If the policy is not renewed on time, it lapses, and the coverage stops. Claims in a lapsed policy are not paid. Moreover, when you renew the policy after a lapse, an inspection of the bike is conducted by the insurance company after which the policy is allowed to be renewed.

Lastly, if your policy stays in a lapsed state for 90 days or more, you will lose the accumulated no-claim bonus.