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MotoShare scheme launches in USA

Published: 02 August 2010

Forget BoJo’s bicycle scheme, across the pond they’re offering the kind of bike rental we can really get excited about.

For $1,999 per year, subscribers to Jupiter’s Motorcycles “MotoShare” scheme have access to a range of seven motorcycles, including the R1200GS, F800ST, Speed Triple and the Bonneville.

The firm currently operate from their base in Brooklyn, New York, and also run a similar scheme in Los Angeles. They have plans to expand into San Franciso, and London would be on the shortlist for any international plans.

The $1,999 “Weekend Warrior” fee includes three days of rental per month, with the $3,199 “Rough Rider” option allowing six per month, while the $4,999 “Street Demon” class allows 12.

The firm are keen to point out that even these fees pale in comparison to the costs of maintenance, insurance and parking for riders in the big apple.

Whether the convenience of renting can prise American bikers away from owning their own wheels remains to be seen.

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