Goa Vacation Inspired A CA To Start-Up A Bike Renting Company – ONN Bikes

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Goa Vacation Inspired A CA To Start-Up A Bike Renting Company – ONN Bikes

Namit Jain and Shanky Munoth were on a trip to Goa and then Manali which gave the idea of starting affordable vehicle rental service and so ONN bikes was started in 2016 in Bengaluru. ONN Bikes is an app-based self-drive motorcycle rental platform.

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“I was inspired by the unorganized bike rental market in these locations to create an organized business that can be accessible from any location in the country through an app,” Namit said in an interview with a leading tabloid.

“Public transport in India is overburdened and the on-demand cab market is not affordable to a majority of the Indian population. There is a huge gap and this led us to create an alternate mode of two-wheeler commute in India across tourist destinations and metro cities,” Namit said.

The startup is currently operational in Bengaluru, Mysore, Udaipur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Delhi-NCR.

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The app detects the user location and shows the nearest ONN Bikes hub stations around the user. One can choose the date and time of renting the bike, after which one gets a list of available bikes available at each location for the specified dates.

“We also provide doorstep delivery of the vehicle, which is a chargeable service as of now. We have plans to make it free in the coming months,” Namit said in an interview.

Namit added, “We are very serious about customer safety and provide every customer with two ISI-marked helmets free of cost for the duration of the trip. We also provide riding gear for customers opting for long rides. This ensures extra safety for the riders.”

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Talking about the challenges, Namit said in the same interview, “The challenge was to build the necessary awareness among the B2B and B2C audience about our rental and leasing services. Tier II and III cities are a huge market for us and building mass awareness for an emerging concept like bike rental was a major challenge.”

Namit, talking about future aspects, said, “We will soon be launching our services in Kerala, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. We have already started to work on a test model for launching electric two-wheelers in our existing cities. As part of a greener future, we will push this segment aggressively in the coming years.”

We wish them congratulations and also wish them good luck in their venture of bike rentals.

Published by Bhaumik Raja on 05 Mar 2018