Car and bike leasing has gained prominence as one of the easiest ways to get behind the wheel (or hands) of some of the best cars and bikes in the present day. These days you don’t have to wait until you can save for your favourite car so you can have it at your disposal. You may keep driving or riding your dream beast without ever having to buy it!
One of the most influential factors in the growth of the leasing industry has been the increased potency of the internet. Today, automobile owners can be able to track the movement of their machines when they lease them out. Moreover, it is now much easier for owners and potential leasers to get in touch.
Another reason is the growth of platforms like Uber, that act as a go-between for ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’ of automobiles. Such companies take away the risk of loss from owners, and manage it in what is a full-time job.
With the modern model of vehicle and bike access, it is now easy to land the machine of your dreams albeit for a short while. Imagine, for example being able to get your hands on the famous Black Lightning motorbike. What pride would it be to find yourself driving the beast that broke all records by selling for $929,000 just last January?
The 998cc superbike was sold to highest bidder Peter Bender in an auction at Las Vegas, making it the motorcycle with the highest auction value to date. Now, if Peter were to entertain the idea of letting other people bend the bike that hit over 140 mph speeds in its day, you could just land the chance to bike it.
Of course, such a beast is unlikely to be left to a greenhorn hand, so whichever lease company attempts to bring it on their board must be ready for some tough vetting conditions from Peter.