Things to Be Cautious About Before Modifying Your Two-wheeler
Updated On Mar 28, 2021
Many youngsters these days look forward to doing modifications in their two-wheeler in order to make it look more aesthetically pleasing. In case you are looking forward to the same, then read the article to know things that you are required to know before making modifications to your bike.
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A wide range of bike models are offered by the Indian two-wheeler market. However, they might look a little dull in comparison to all those huge and stylish bikes shown in Hollywood movies. Getting influenced by it all the bike enthusiasts regardless of their age and gender are keen upon making their bike look appealing and high performing. For this purpose they are even ready to invest a good sum of money in bike modification that can add to both the performance and aesthetic appeal of their respective bikes. However, at times individuals overlook the importance of proper investigation regarding the impact that these modifications can have on the insurance value of the two-wheeler.
Things to Consider Before Modifying Your Two-wheeler
In case you are looking forward to modifying your bike or two-wheeler, then it is important to make an effective decision by searching well in advance regarding the impacts of medication on the value of your bike. Given below are a few tips you should consider before modifying your two-wheeler:
Consider Function Over Visual Appeal
Although changes to make the bike more visually appealing may look good for a while, functional changes will show results for a longer period. Many individuals opt upon modifying the fibre parts of the bike, which can negatively impact the performance of the bike. This is due to the fact that while designing the bike, a lot many things are taken into account by the manufacturers like aerodynamics. Making a change in the parts of the bike can impact the inherent nature of the bike, resulting in hampering of the performance over a certain duration.
Inform your Insurance Company
Keep your insurance provider updated regarding the changes that you're planning to make to your two-wheeler. Some of the two-wheeler modifications can lead to an increased premium amount and non-disclosure of these modifications can be seen as fraud activity, which can lead to rejection of claim by the insurance provider.
Obey the Law
For any modification of a bike, which you are going to ride on the Indian roads, you are required to obey the law at the time of making any modifications. Inform the respective authorities beforehand, like any changes in the engine of the bike, should be reflected in the RC of the bike.
Install Anti-Theft Devices
In case you are planning to make any modifications to your two-wheeler, then consider installing an anti-theft device. This measure would not only help in prevention of theft but would also reduce the cost of insurance premium. Ensure that you are installing devices that are registered by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.