Would you like to rent a Harley-Davidson Livewire for the day?

Motorcycle rental firm, Twisted Road, is offering US motorcyclists the chance to try out the Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson LiveWire

US-based motorcycle rental company, Twisted Road, is offering bikers the chance to try out Harley-Davidson’s all-new electric motorcycle, the Livewire.

The latest edition to the firm’s motorcycle bike-sharing platform comes in the form of two of the bikes, which can be rented for $199 per day.

Twisted Road is a bit like Uber for bikers, although instead of getting a lift, the user can rent another individual’s bike from then for a set period of time. The system uses a flat rate of pay per day for all bikes listed, with the cost being set by the owner. The rarer and more valuable the bike, the more it’ll cost for the day. based on how popular or rare the motorcycle is.

Would you like to rent a Harley-Davidson Livewire?

Austin Rothbard, CEO and founder of the firm said:

"These are fantastic additions to our fleet. The owner in the L.A. area is offering the LiveWire for rent exclusively through us and will even arrange for airport pick up and drop off.

"It's a great way to try out a bike you've never ridden before, whether it's a 21st-century electric bike like the LiveWire, that's perfect for getting around the city, or a vintage beauty like the 1958 BMW R50."

Twisted Road verifies all potential renters for driver safety, experience, and qualifications. It also offers the best owner insurance protection in the industry, with up to $100,000 of free liability protection and up to $25,000 of damage protection. Owners may choose to increase that liability up to $1 million. Just like Uber, at the end of the ride, the user gives the bike a rating and the owner of the bike rates the customer.

Would you allow a complete stranger to rent your pride and joy for the day?

With schemes like this seemingly ever more popular across the pond, and in a world where you can pretty much order anything from your phone, it only seems a matter of time before a scheme such as this arrives in the UK, but would anyone use it?

Let us know your thoughts on the idea in the comments below.