Kibo Africa launches K250

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Huib Van de Gridjespaarde CEO Kibo Africa, Antony Kiloo of G4S, and Jeff Koinange at the launch of the Kibo K250 at the Nairobi National Museum.

Kibo Africa Limited, a local mobility solutions company with a focus on the motorcycle segment has launched their latest motorcycle, the Kibo K250.

The launch took place at a colorful event at the National Museum in Nairobi last month and was attended by influential members of the transport sector with the Ms Betty Maina, MBS – Principal Secretary State Department for Investment and Industry as chief guest.

Thanking Kibo Africa management for choosing to invest in Kenya, Ms Maina said that the opportunity has created employment for hardworking Kenyans even as she hailed the motorcycle assembler’s commitment to safety.

“Motorcycles are a staple mode of transport for a majority of Kenyans, hence seeing an investor who thinks about the safety of our people is very encouraging,” she said.

The K250 motorcycle boasts of a 250cc air-cooled single cylinder engine, a trellis frame that is significantly strong, 250kg load weight, and a balance shaft that diminishes engine vibrations resulting in a smoother ride among other features.

“The K250 is the second model in our range and is intended to appeal to people and organizations who are looking for ‘the next level’ in comparison to K150. It provides more overall capability, power and fun. It’s a step up,” said the CEO Kibo Africa Ltd, adding that Kibo  is  already working on an entry level model to become the third product in their line-up.

Kibo Africa stepped into the Kenyan market in 2017 with the launch of its flagship brand, the K150, which sold over 200 units in its first year.

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.

“I would like to encourage investors to Invest in Kenya, as the market is ripe with opportunity. I would also like them to emulate Kibo in training their teams and enabling them to own the manufacturing process” added Ms Maina.