More and more, commuters around the world are ditching personal transport for taxi and motorcycle travel. The idea is to discard the troubles of having to find parking spaces in crowded urban areas and leaving vehicles unattended for extended durations.
But another newer and better mode of transport is quickly taking root. Motorcycle leasing is quickly expanding as a fast and cheap way to get around town. It was preceded by the influx of motorcycle taxis. The trend caught up, but now people are looking for a more personalized experience with a bike of their own, at least partly so.
Due to their small size in comparison to cars, motorbikes are easy to move around even in crowded urban centres. It is easier to change lanes and manoeuvre through tight spaces while on a bike as car drivers watch and wait. For some reason, traffic rules even appear to be a bit relaxed for motorbikes in some countries.
The role of motorcycle use in development has even been discussed as a trending topic in radio discussions. People call in to express their preference for this transportation arrangement over other traditional models.
Besides cost and efficiency, the increase in the number of leasing companies has also played a role in the growth in popularity of motorcycle leasing. More companies are now embracing the internet as a tool to connect with customers.
Mobile apps make it easy to complete the leasing transaction via just a few taps on the screen. The leasing companies find it easier to vet potential customers and also track the bikes under their care once they let them out.
The current trend is likely to receive a thumbs up from many parts of the economy which will definitely benefit from it. It is going to prompt huge savings on both time and fuel consumption.