Rent a bike, savour the city

A new concept on bike rental was launched in Mysuru on Saturday by MP Pratap Simha. PHOTO:M.A.SRIRAM   | Photo Credit: M_A_SRIRAM

Tourists who wish to check out the city and savour its sound and sight at leisure can now opt for bike rentals.

For, a group of young entrepreneurs who sensed a business opportunity in the concept and launched bike rental start-up in Bengaluru, launched their Mysuru operations on Saturday to meet the perceived demand.

Filling in the need of tourists and locals alike for two-wheeler rentals, Royal Brothers – as the entrepreneurs call themselves – will rent the two-wheelers. Besides meeting tourist and local commuting demand, it is also an enterprise cashing in on the craze for the Royal Enfield bike with its signature sound.

It was launched by the Mysuru MP Pratap Simha, who expressed confidence that the facility would add to the variety of city’s existing modes of transportation available for tourists. ‘’We have such bike rentals abroad and at Goa. The same will now be available in Mysuru to make the city more tourist-friendly’’, he added.

But it is not the tourist segment alone that the start-up company intend to cater to and would be available to any wishing to commute in the city. In addition to motor cycle, the start-up company will also offer scooter for their clients. Royal Brothers was founded by three engineers from Bengaluru.

To make use of the bike rental service one must be 20 years or above with a valid driver’s licence to rent a bike. The tariff starts from Rs.30 per hour and increases depending on the model of the bike. Fuel cost is not included.

To avail oneself of the service, one has to register one’s name and driver’s licence in the company official portal www.royalbrothers.in, select the bike and pick up the vehicle at any one of the pick-up points after remitting the rental through an online transaction.

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