After the recent announcement of Dego Ride offering its motorcycle ride share services around Klang Valley, Shah Alam, and Putrajaya, Grab Malaysia decided to launch their very own motorcycle hailing offering in Kuala Lumpur called GrabBike.
Grab Malaysia is taking the opportunity to test out their very own model of ‘first and last-mile connectivity’ during the six-months trial period announced by the Transport Ministry regarding the feasibility of such services by offering GrabBike but only at selected locations in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Similar to Dego Ride, GrabBike also gives the option for female app users to choose female riders to help than ferry around town in greater comfort and ease. For now, interested customers can choose to travel at locations such as KLCC, Bukit Bintang, Pudu, and Chow Kit which are prone areas for major traffic congestions.
GrabBike offers an alternative for a faster yet cheaper mode of travel with the first 3km being charged a base fare of RM3.70 (plus RM0.30 service charge). For every subsequent kilometre after that will be charged RM0.55 up until 5.5km and every kilometre beyond that is set at RM1.00.
You can give the service a try if you’re around the vicinity but be warned, every cancellation of booking after five minutes will cost you RM2.00 (or if the rider has waited for more than two minutes at the pickup point).