Insight from Goa bike rental shops being profitable.
Providers like vogo, royal brothers etc has short term rental options and it works pretty smoothly. In tier 2/3 cities bike rentals happen unofficially. The major problem I see with rental is, if the provider isn't very prompt or professional, users tend to misuse the vehicle. I used bounce for my daily commute and it was always a game of luck to get a bike in proper running condition. According to me bounce failed due to misuse of it's users and bounce's incapability to keep it under control. This example set by bounce pulled the entire business possibility down, every bike rental is seen as cheap.
Anyway, i would like to read about your take on bike taxis (I used rapido at Bangalore and chennai, and both the places, it was risky. people drive rash and no helmets were given) and MH banning them.