You Can Now Register As A GrabBike Rider Before It Launches In January 2020

It will be a six-month pilot programme to test demand for the service in the country.

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Ride-hailing giant Grab recently posted on their website that they are recruiting riders for their motorcycle e-hailing service, GrabBike

Grab said that the programme is in line with the Transport Ministry's initiative to allow motorcycle-hailing services in Malaysia, after the government initially proposed to bring in Indonesia-based e-hailing company, GoJek.

All motorcycle-hailing services, however, are to operate on a limited scale for a trial period of six months beginning January 2020 to first test demand for it in the country.

Singapore-based Grab already operates their GrabBike service in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia

According to Tech in Asia, GrabBike will be operating only in Klang Valley here in Malaysia, and will include food delivery.

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GrabBike is accepting registrations until 2 December 2019

Those chosen will be informed within five business days or latest by 9 December in order to begin their training on time.

However, there are conditions for prospective riders to consider before registering:
- Riders must possess a full licence (B or B2),
- Riders must not be younger than 18 years,
- The rider must not be blacklisted by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) or Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM),
- Motorcycles used must be five years or newer, not blacklisted, have no unapproved modifications, and must be registered with JPJ,
- Riders can only ferry one passenger (18 and above) per trip, and
- Riders must be in uniform and display the appropriate signage on their motorcycles.

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For the first month, GrabBike riders will receive special incentives, a jacket, and a helmet for pillion riders

Riders chosen for the program will also be given a smaller delivery bag during the training sessions.

It is also stated that a commission of 20% will be deducted from the rider's cash wallet and that riders are not allowed to turn off ride requests to complete other tasks.

They are, however, allowed to opt out of GrabFood deliveries.

Earlier this year, GoJek received flak when the government agreed to allow them to operate in Malaysia:

Meanwhile, Grab has also launched a new service that delivers your groceries to your doorstep: