DiDi Moto - take passengers on my bike?

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  • I honestly doubt the 80,000 per week number too. What would the average fare be? Not every trip is a long one, so you have a bunch of 3-400 pesos fares. Some of what you earn goes to Didi (at leat eventually). If you can earn 80,000 a week I guess many people will be doing this too, so competition will be high. Also, a major subset of the population simply won't want to travel by bike. Having said that, it can probably be a nice little side earner for you if you are willing to have several random strangers clinging to you daily.

  • Does DiDi Moto provide liability insurance for you? What happens in case a passenger is injured in an accident?

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    For the peace of mind of both parties, they also clarify that each journey will be backed by insurance provided by the platform "to cover any type of inconvenience that may arise".

    That's from their website, but the problem is the fear many people have of motochorros (thieves on bikes) which extends to we bikers and the fear we have of having our bikes stolen at gunpoint.

    I honestly doubt the 80,000 per week number too. What would the average fare be? Not every trip is a long one, so you have a bunch of 3-400 pesos fares. Some of what you earn goes to Didi (at leat eventually). If you can earn 80,000 a week I guess many people will be doing this too, so competition will be high. Also, a major subset of the population simply won't want to travel by bike. Having said that, it can probably be a nice little side earner for you if you are willing to have several random strangers clinging to you daily.

    I'm not a big fan of taking pillion passengers and it's the kind of thing you need to practice at. I know plenty of biker couples who ride two-up, but they've been doing it for years.

    I once gave Adri's lad a ride just for a few blocks to collect his car, but he's a big fellow and stability is a real issue. I found that very hard work.

  • [Shudder!] It brings back (unwelcome) memories of riding pillion on Boda Bodas in Uganda. I rode motorcycles until my early 20s and was perfectly happy to take pillion passengers on my bike but I absolutely hated riding pillion with anybody else. Those Ugandan roads were terrifying enough without the drama of the ride.