Road tourism: Sharing startup Twisted Road plans to become the Airbnb for motorcycles

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Road tourism: Sharing startup Twisted Road plans to become the Airbnb for motorcycles Peer-to-peer rental service brings travelers and motorcyclists together for the benefit of the community and the industry

Twisted Road is essentially Airbnb for motorcycles. Similar to how Turo allows car owners to rent out their cars, Twisted Road seeks to fill in the gap for motorcycle owners around the United States, according to the following report by thedrive.com:

Twisted Road is the first of its kind to offer a peer-to-peer motorcycle rental service that cuts out a full-blown rental agency like EagleRider or MotoQuest. Nevertheless, its most pressing concern was ensuring coverage for the motorcycles rented. 

Its CEO Austin Rothbard experienced difficulty renting motorcycles when traveling the United States and created Twisted Road to unite motorcycles owners who desire to rent out their bikes to fellow travelers.     

“Currently, renters must provide their own insurance to rent a motorcycle through Twisted Road but we are working toward having a system in place where we are able to cover those costs," he notes.

Variety of motorcycles that can be rented through website

What also seems to be most interesting about Twisted Road is the variety of motorcycles that can be rented through its website. Remember these are people's individual motorcycles. Everything ranging from a Honda to Triumph, Yamaha to Indian, and Kawasaki to Harley-Davidson. 

Currently, Twisted Road has around 350 motorcycles listed in over 35 American states including Hawaii and Alaska. Texas is currently the largest market with listings in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Twisted Road’s goal in 2018 is to grow the community in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, California, and parts of Florida—areas in the United States where travel, motorcycling, and year-round riding are most prevalent. 

While growing, it offers a collection of motorcycles across the United States for daily rental. 

Renters are allowed to determine their own price for daily rentals. The costs are split 70-30 between owners and Twisted Road. 

The company is focusing wholly on street-bound motorcycles and has elected to exclude scooter and dirt bikes for now. The logic behind this is to keep the system manageable and to grow it progressively.

Read full article here.

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