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Biker Dad: You can now get an Uber motorcycle

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You can now get an Uber motorcycle. Well, if you live in or visit Bangkok, Thailand you can anyway. Uber made the announcement that the they've opened up the market to motorcycles through a press release that reads:

"Bangkok, UberMOTO is arriving now!"

"We’re excited to launch our new UberMOTO service as a pilot in Bangkok starting today, the first city in the world for us. UberMOTO enables people looking to save time and money on short trips to book a ride on a motorcycle at the push of a button and enjoy the most affordable option available in Bangkok."

The service started Wednesday morning. It's called UberMoto and reportedly rides start at 28 cents, then tack on more charges for miles and time. This might sound a bit wild to American bikers, but motorcycles are an incredibly popular way of getting around in the congested city. 

No word yet on when it will roll out in other cities, but I'm not sure how it would go over in the U.S. I don't think most people here are going to trust a stranger's motorcycling skills when it comes to their lives. But who knows, it could end up being "uber" popular.

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Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four, He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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