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Old 30th May 2017, 06:58   #16
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For all the people who think 5k per day for a Harley is steep. Please bear in mind that it is an unlimited km service and in hands of above novice rider 600 kms per day is not a hard thing. The maintenance cost of a bike only for consumables with tyres, brake pads, rotors, service if maintained at a.s.s is around 4 to 5 rupees a km apart from the fuel. (agree this is lower for the street 750). So if they need to spend 3k per day on maintenance I don't see how they can price the rentals lower. I say it's a great concept. And I'm trying all the bikes

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For all the people who think 5k per day for a Harley is steep. Please bear in mind that it is an unlimited km service and in hands of above novice rider 600 kms per day is not a hard thing. The maintenance cost of a bike only for consumables with tyres, brake pads, rotors, service if maintained at a.s.s is around 4 to 5 rupees a km apart from the fuel. (agree this is lower for the street 750). So if they need to spend 3k per day on maintenance I don't see how they can price the rentals lower. I say it's a great concept. And I'm trying all the bikes
I have personally talked to a few rental owners and everyone has a slightly different take on their business model and pricing. The general idea seems to run the bikes for 30K - 50K kms and sell it off. This ensures the bikes are fresh and they don't run into heavy expenses later on (Keep in mind that rental bikes get abused very badly). The math works out to be slightly positive on the bottom line for the company at the end of the lifecycle after the service and maintenance.

It is a win-win for the guy who rents and the rental company, but I can only feel for the chaps who end up buying these bikes on the seconds market. There are many such bikes which used to be rentals available for sale in Bangalore now. I am talking about Iron 883's etc. for 6,00,000 having run 25K-30K. I heard some guys switch the registration back to white plates and sell outside of the state so that the buyer doesn't know about the history of the bike.
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Old 6th June 2017, 15:12   #18
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How come they are operating with White number plate?
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