A new bike rental service in Chennai named ‘Date A Bike’ is the subject here, which offers limited and premium range of motorcycles, including Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson and Triumph.
Touted as the city’s only bike rental service, Date A Bike offers only expensive mid-size motorcycles, that are not exactly for anyone who may need a bike to accomplish his task in the city. Typically, bikes are taken for rent in cities like Goa, Pune and Bangalore, as a cheaper alternative, to avoid the huge bill generated by cabs for plying around the city during a short visit. But Date A Bike targets a different kind of audience.
The least expensive deal you can get from them, is a Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 at Rs. 1,500 for 5 hours, and the most expensive is Triumph Bonneville at Rs. 4,400 for same 5 hours. There are 5 hour, 10 hour and 24 hour / full day packages, which has discounts of upto 50 percent during weekdays.
To avail a bike from them, customers are required to surrender a government issued photo ID proof as collateral, and a remit a refundable security deposit of Rs. 15,000. The bikes will be full with fuel, customers can either re-fill it up while returning or those charges will be billed additionally. Needless to say, any damage caused to the bike will have to be compensated for.
Apart from bikes, Date A Bike offers Go-Pro camera units and riding gears for rent.