Uber launches bike-taxi service in Bangkok

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STARTING today, Uber users in Bangkok can now choose to hail a motorbike via the app’s new “UberMOTO” option.The popular car dispatch app launched UberMOTO as an extension of its existing services, with its pilot run taking place in the bustling Thai capital.Bangkok was chosen as the first city to test the service as moto-taxis are already a widely-used mode of transportation in Thailand.The on-demand motorbike service will initially launch in Sathorn, Siam and Silom, offering Bangkokians quick and easy motorcycle connections around town.