You may remember the name Dego Ride from two years back. It used to offer what is best described as a motorcycle taxi service for a short while, until it was declared illegal. Since the start of the new year, the service is once again on the right side of the law.
The fare calculation is about as straightforward as they come. Every kilometre from your starting point to you destination will cost RM1, barring the RM3 minimum charge. From the app, you have the option to request for handicap or child seat accessibility as well. Naturally, ladies can also request for female riders. For now, the service is only available in the Klang Valley.
The legalisation of Dego Ride coincides with the start of bike-hailing pilot tests. This, in turn, comes after the green light was given to another bike-hailing service, Go-Jek. The pilot test spans six months in the Klang Valley, with other locations being considered as well.
Back in 2017, Dego shifted to providing courier service when bike-sharing was first deemed illegal. Said service, called Dego Delivery, is still around, and can be accessed from the same mobile app. You have single and multi-delivery options, for items weighing below 10kg to those weighing up to 30KG. It also has its own dedicated e-wallet for you to use with either service. Though, it has to be said that it’s a bit rigid when it comes to topping it up.