Kibo –the Dutch motorcycle firm, has unveiled a new model of its luxury bike brands in the Kenyan market. The launch comes at a time when there is a lot of interest in riding motorcycles as a hobby.the firm noted that is has partnered with specialist training academies to ensure that rider can safely enjoy the k250 motorcycle.
Kibo founder and chief Executive huib van de Grijspaarde said the new model would be a game changer for the Kenyan motorcycle industry. “Kibo motorcycle is all about quality, safety and reliability,” he said, adding that the K250 is an advanced model of the K150.
The prime model boasts of a 250 cc air cooled single cylinder engine, a trellis frame that is significantly strong as compared to the competition, 250kg load weight, a balance shaft that diminishes engine vibrations resulting in a smoother ride among other features. The Kibo K250 motorcycle will retail at not less than Sh500, 000 even as Kibo is looking at providing affordable alternatives.
“In 2021, we are launching our next model to be priced at below Sh200, inclusive of VAT,” said Mr van de Grijspaarde, adding that the firm will soon open a showroom in Nairobi together with a motorcycle trading platform.
“Since we are focused on becoming a pan-African brand, we are working on expanding to Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan,” he said
Kibo Africa stepped into the Kenyan market in 2017 with the launch of its flagship brand the Kibo K150 which sold over 200 units in its first year. The company has since made an investment of over 11 Billion Kenyan Shillings and continues to invest more as the company continues to grow. The company plans to launch other new bike models including an electric bike in the next two years.
Kibo Africa also prides itself in talent investment where the company trains fresh university graduates on the motorcycle assembly process.