Every commodity goes through value depreciation with time and use. The same holds true for your bike. The market price of your two wheeler decreases as it gets old and suffers from wear and tear. The zero depreciation bike insurance cover can help protect you from heavy expenses that you may face during claims due to depreciation costs. Before you learn more about this helpful add-on, it is important to understand how depreciation affects the premium of your two wheeler insurance policy.
The age of your two wheeler is directly proportional to the rate of depreciation it faces. The value of your bike starts to decrease as soon as it is out of the showroom. The best way to avoid this is by buying a zero depreciation bike insurance cover.
To give you a better understanding of how the value of your bike depreciates over time, here is a table that shows the depreciation percentage in correspondence to the vehicle’s age.
|Age of the two wheeler||Rate of depreciation|
|Below 6 months||0%|
|Between 6 months to a year||5%|
|Between 1 & 2 years||10%|
|Between 2 & 3 years||15%|
|Between 3 & 4 years||25%|
|Between 4 & 5 years||35%|
|Between 5 &10 years||40%|
|More than 10 years||50%|
The IDV of your bike insurance policy is the maximum amount of money that the insurer will cover you for in the event of a total loss or theft of your vehicle. In layman terms, it is the current market value of your bike. It depends on many factors, like the brand of your bike, its make and model, etc. Depreciation is also one among the considered factors.
Now you may wonder how depreciation affects two wheeler insurance premium. Depreciation decreases the premium you pay; however, bear in mind that your IDV also reduces. The rate of depreciation is, thus, inversely proportional to the IDV offered by your insurer. The higher the depreciation rate of your two wheeler, the lower the IDV. You can avoid such a decrease in the IDV of your bike by getting the zero depreciation two wheeler insurance add-on.
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