As a biker, let us say you ride a R15 or Kawasaki Ninja to your work place through endless traffic. Don’t you think riding them all day long would destroy your back? Yes, it is better to travel by commuter bike at that time. Well, on the other hand you own a Commuter bike that gives a decent mileage in city but you would also like to go on a solo rides on weekends, for which the commuter bike is not ideal. In such circumstances, you can rent a bike of your choice.
Mass transit such as NAMMA METRO, BMTC and auto rickshaws cannot serve your purpose. As, they have their own limitations. A valid driving license and digital photo is all you need to rent a bike of your choice. You need to pay a nominal amount as a deposit, which will be credited to your account once you are done with your ride.
With no parking hassles, low security deposit and online payment options, these app-based services make you think twice whether it is really worth to invest on buying a new bike.
ONN bikes, Royal Brothers, Bounce, Vogo, and Drivezy are among the rent-a-bike services that have permission from Karnataka State Transport Department to run their services in the city. They need to have a number plate, which is black in color and the font should be in yellow. Most Rent-a-bike offer gearless variants like Suzuki Access 125, TVS Jupiter, and Honda Activa. In addition to this commuter gearless bike, they offer geared bikes like KTM, Yamaha FZ and Royal Enfield Bullet. Each Rent-a-bike service providers offer different kind of services to their clients:
- Royal brothers and Drivezy ensures that the vehicles are sent to your doorstep.
- Bounce allows their clients to park anywhere after the ride is completed.
- Roadpanda and ONN Bikers do not collect security deposit.
All these vehicles are GPS-tagged. If you cross certain speed limit, they charge Rs.200. You should make sure that you maintain below 60 KMPH for gearless vehicle and 70 KMPH for geared vehicle.
Hope the above information has helped you in understanding whether you have to buy or rent a bike. Comment your views below in the box. Thanks for reading!