11 Indian bike rental startups for daily commute, long drives and road trips
India a country with 1.21 billion population, with 60% living in metros. Dreams of riding premium bikes for long drives or adventure road trips or photo shoot or romantic dating are no more dreams in India. Easily available and affordable rental bikes have made it possible. More and more bike rental startups are coming up with an exclusive range of bikes for short errands, day-long drives and long trips across India and beyond.
Cars and bikes provides you door to door services but Cars are not so affordable and consumes more space as compare to bikes as bikes or any other two-wheelers are very convenient as they consume very less space and can manage to move in traffic faster than cars.
To address this issue, these bike rental startups will help you to deal with problems faced by you on a daily basis,
RentOnGo is one of the bike-rental startups in India. Launched by a group of bike enthusiasts, RentOnGo is equipped with a downloadable app for today’s Smartphone generation. Currently, it operates in Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad and Pune. It offers a range of bikes on rent. Interestingly, such premium bikes as Harley Davidson, Triumph and KTM Duke are also available on rent. RentOnGo even rents out geared and non-geared bicycles.
Among the bike rental startups in India, Wheelstreet promises to provide hassle-free bike renting experience for road trippers and biking enthusiasts across the country. A product of Bashar Technologies Pvt Ltd, Wheelstreet boasts a catalogue of bikes of 2013 to 2015 models. They aim to streamline the bike renting process across India by putting you on the right wheels for a romantic drive, an adventure trip, or a regular errand. They have an app to make their service available on smartphones too.
They have served about 20,000+ customers. The startup provide its services in Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. In just 20 days of app launch the startup has 10,000+ downloads. They are planning to expand in Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai and 2 cities in the north with 75+ vendors by next month and have plans to go pan-India by the end of 2017.
Wheelstreet takes 10% from each booking from the vendor.
ZipHop provides a whole new range of bikes on rent for pocket friendly tariffs in Bangalore, Goa and Mumbai. This bike rental startup has gone extra miles to ensure the safety of its customers by providing roadside assistance in the event of breakdowns and other problems. So riders renting bikes from ZipHop, need not worry about any setback while driving on rough routes and to remote locations. In addition, ZipHop provides delivery and pickup of vehicles to and from your place on the pre-decided date and time. Cool!
4. Wicked Ride
Launched with a fleet of only 8 motorcycles, Wicked Ride is the first bike rental startup to provide Harley Davidson Street 750 bikes on rent. Available in Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bangalore, Mysore, Hospet, Jaisalmer, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad and Manipal, Wicked Ride offers a number of packages like The Swinger, The Maverick, The Discoverer, The Wanderer, and The Riders in Boots with varying numbers of rides. They also conduct guided adventure motorcycle tours to many places across India and beyond. Their fleet of rental vehicles consists of scooties and bicycles too.
5. Royal Brothers
Launched by three young engineers of Bengaluru, Royal Brothers is one of the thriving bike rental startups in India. It started the journey from Bengaluru and is currently present in Manipal, Mysore, Udupi, Mangalore and Belgaum. Royal Brothers has also added a range of self-ride Honda Activa mopeds for city commute to their fleet of rental vehicles. These mopeds are available at several parking points across Bengaluru, Mysore and Manipal.
Road trips would have not been exciting if there were no Rentrip bike rental company. One of the leading motorbike rental service providers in India, Rentrip offers a diversified range of two wheelers for short and long rides on hourly and daily basis. You can rent bikes for road trips from Delhi to Manali, Bangalore to Goa, Mumbai to Pune, Mumbai to Goa, Delhi to Udaipur, Delhi to Rishikesh, Udaipur to Jaisalmer and likes. Their bike-renting is also available in Port Blair, Kochi, Guwahati, Chandigarh and Chennai.
A self-drive bike rental service provider based in Pune, Snapbikes has hit the roads in Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi and Goa with their merchandise of two wheelers. In a short time, they have reached out to some of the most popular Indian hill stations like Manali, Shimla, Dharamsala, Nainital and Mount Abu where biking is a sporty activity for tourists. It is one of the few bike rental companies which are authorized by the government. The charges of renting bikes from Snapbikes start from as low as 399 rupees a day.
8. Rent Set Go
As the name suggests, Rent Set Go has eased the process of renting motorbikes in a few simple steps. It is an online marketplace for rental bikes at affordable prices. With a collection of over 3000 bikes of various models, Rent Set Go is present in Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Rishikesh, Shimla, Manali and Nainital. As most of their customers are tourists, adventure-loving bikers and road trippers, they also rent out HD SLR and DSLR cameras.
9. Drive on Rent
A Pan India company in the bike rental category, Drive on Rent operates in all metro, tier II and tier III cities. They boast a range of bikes of exclusive brands to fulfill many cherished dreams of riding premium bikes for long drives. You can rent bikes from Drive on Rent in any city for traveling across India. This bike rental company also rents out cars and chartered planes.
10. Rent a Bike
Holidaying in Goa is not all about sunbathing and water sports. Biking is a popular activity there since it is the only way to explore the landscape and lanes of Goa. Rent a Bike has made it possible for tourists in Goa. A premium bike rental startup, Rent a Bike provides rental bikes at multiple points across Goa, including Panjim, Mapusa, Vasco da Gama, Candolim, Baga, Anjuna, Madgaon, Arpora, Colva and others. Affordable rental bikes have made it easier to explore the lesser-known tourist attractions of Goa.
Bangalore based startup Roadpanda was founded on 11th July 2014 by Vijay Meena and Abhilash Nair. It is a bike rental company. User can rent a bike by making online reservation. Their goal is to provide seamless bike rental service. They have 6000 visits per month on their website and have around 2300+ registered users.
Their aim is to provide bike rental services throughout India. Till now they are self funded but they will start looking for investment for future growth.