Tag Archives: Bike

Around the world in seven years on a bike

Leigh Timmis has been cycling around the world since 2010 – and on Saturday he’s coming home. His seven years in the saddle have seen him confront a mountain lion and sing to a bear, all on a globetrotting budget of £5 ($6.40) a day. As he reaches the final leg of his journey home to Derby, Leigh, 35, thinks ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J3 (6) With ‘S Bike Mode’ Launched in India

Samsung Galaxy J3 aka Galaxy J3 (6) aka Galaxy J3 (2016) smartphone has been launched in India. First unveiled last year in China, the smartphone has been priced in India at Rs. 8,990, and will be available exclusively via Snapdeal from Thursday. The Samsung Galaxy J3 (6) variant launched in India features dual-SIM support. It sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 ... Read More »

Karnataka Government Says Seized 62 Uber Bike Taxis

The Karnataka government on Friday seized 62 two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregator Uber for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and continuing to operate without requisite permission. “We have seized 62 Uber bikes (two-wheeler taxis, uberMOTO) today (Friday) for operating illegally. We will take stern action against them (Uber) in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act.,” Karnataka Transport Commissioner ... Read More »

Ola Quietly Removes Bike Taxi Icon From App

Transportation aggregator Ola has withdrawn the option to book bike taxis through its app. Less than a week of piloting its bike taxis in Bengaluru, the option to book a bike taxi is no longer available on the app. Uber and Ola had both announced the launch of bike taxi services on the same day, and had said that the ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Bike Taxi Startup, File Sharing App, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, fashion discovery, on-demand transportation, B2B and B2C e-commerce startups. Ninjacart Bengaluru-based Ninjacart, a B2B startup connects farmers and brands to retailers, has raised $3 million (around Rs. 20 crores) in Series A funding round led by Accel Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, M&S Partners, and Zop Smart. Founded in 2015, ... Read More »

Ola, Uber Bike Taxis Seized by Regional Transport Authority in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government on Saturday seized five two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and operating without requisite permissions. “They (UberMoto and Ola Bike) did not make any application so it is a violation of the Motor Vehicles Act. That’s why we have taken action against them. We have seized some ... Read More »

Bike Taxis Declared Illegal by Karnataka’s Regional Transport Authority

On demand transportation aggregators Uber and Ola will have to obtain permission from the state’s regional transport authority to operate their bike taxi services in Bengaluru, launched as pilot services on Thursday. Dr. Ramegowda, Commissioner for Transport and Road Safety, State Transport Department, Bengaluru told Gadgets 360 in a phone conversation that taxis need to obtain permission from the deputy ... Read More »

Ola and Uber Launch Bike Taxi Services in Bengaluru

On demand transportation providers Ola and Uber have announced the launch of bike taxi pilots in Bengaluru on the same day, starting at a minimum fare of Rs. 15, for UberMoto, and Rs. 30 for Ola Bikes. UberMoto has been launched at Rs. 3 per kilometre, and Rs. 1 per minute of trip time, while Ola bikes are available at ... Read More »

Uber Starts Bike Taxi Service in Bangkok

Uber offered its first motorbike taxi service on Wednesday, launching a pilot scheme in Bangkok which could spread across Asia as it takes on chief regional rival Grab Taxi. Motorbikes have long been a popular commuting option in the Thai capital, which has horrendous traffic jams due to increased car ownership and poor city planning. Ubiquitous motorbike taxi drivers, found ... Read More »

Shell Lubricants Tells All About Its Newly Launched Synthetic Bike Oil

India is the second largest two-wheeler market after China and Shell understands the opportunity curve very well. The company has been working to make it presence felt in almost every segment with its range of engine oils and recently launched the ‘Advance Ultra 15W-50’ for bikes above 300cc at the recently concluded fourth edition of India Bike Week (IBW), of ... Read More »