First motorcycle taxi service headed for Los Angeles and New York
15 Avril 2011
In an effort to help on-the-go business types navigate the chronically gridlocked streets of New York City and Los Angeles, Moto Limos Club is starting the first motorcycle taxi service on these shores. Similar taxi services have been navigating Europe's busiest cities for years, but the idea appears to be brand-spanking new in the States.
The club will feature a fleet of 15 examples of the 2012 Honda Goldwing – available with or without a trailer – along with an undisclosed number of Bombardier Can Am Spyder trikes (shown above) if the prospect of a two-wheeled taxi scares you. For safety's sake, the new taxi service is reportedly only hiring riders with 15 or more years of professional experience.
Since the club is aimed at businesspeople, passengers will be provided a Bluetooth-equipped helmet for conference calls on the go. When the weather turns nasty, Moto Limos Club has all-weather gear to fit over your fancy duds and keep them high and dry, and when it's freezing, the club promises to provide passengers with a thick blanket to keep the chill at bay.
Moto Limos Club opens up shop next month in Los Angeles and New York City. Memberships range from $125 to $250 to start, and bike rentals are a maximum of $90 an hour for the Goldwing. That may seem steep, but sitting in time burns up valuable minutes and dollars. Besides, with lane splitting legal in Los Angeles, a bike taxi might get you to that boardroom session when the black and yellow livery options are stuck in traffic.