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Motorcycle Sharing in India, Bounce, Vogo Expand Business Mainly in Bangalore

In India, motorcycle-sharing services have begun to expand. Motorcycle sharing is a rental service offers motorcycles without a driver. Local startups Bounce and Vogo are two major service providers in India. According to a report on global motorcycle sharing published by German electric motorcycle-sharing service provider unu in 2019, the number of motorcycles used for sharing services in India is 15,000 to 20,000 units, the largest in the world.

In India, motorcycle-sharing services are considered the last mile of mobility to connect public transportation such as stations with users’ destinations. In India, the world’s largest motorcycle market, the introduction of a dockless service, which allows users to drop off smartphone app-linked motorcycles anywhere on the street, is increasing the use of motorcycle sharing. Since the main service providers are startups, the expansion of services is prominent in Bangalore, Karnataka state, where India’s startups are concentrated. Bounce, established in 2014, is the largest motorcycle-sharing company. As of early 2020, the company had a fleet of 15,000 motorcycles. Bounce began operations in Bangalore followed by Hyderabad, Telangana state at the end of 2019.

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