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.
Mobility solutions company Kibo Africa has launched a new motorcycle in Kenyan market called the Kibo K250. The motorcycle was launched at an event attended by Ms. Betty Maina, the Principal Secretary in the State Department for Investment and Industry.
“I would like to thank the Kibo management for choosing to invest in Kenya an opportunity that has created employment for hardworking Kenyan’s, as well as safe and reliable mobility solutions. Motorcycles are a staple mode of transport for a majority of Kenyan’s, hence seeing an investor who thinks about the safety of our people is very encouraging”, said Ms. Betty Maina Principal Secretary State Department for Investment and Industry during the launch event.
The Kibo K250 motorcycle comes with a 250cc air cooled single cylinder engine, 250kg load weight, a balance shaft that diminishes engine vibrations resulting in a smoother ride among other features. The Kibo K250 is going for Ksh. 531,000 VAT Inclusive
“The Kibo 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. K250 provides more overall capability, power and fun. It’s a step up. Following K250, Kibo is already working on an entry level model to become the third product in our line-up”, said Huib Van de Grijspaarde CEO, Kibo Africa Ltd.
Kibo Africa launched in 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 Ksh. 11 Billion. The company plans to launch other new bike models including an electric bike in the next two years.
KIbo K250 Specifications
Engine Type: Air cooled 4-stroke, SOHC Bore and Stroke: 65.5 mm x 66.2 mm Compression Ratio: 9:2:1 Maximum Power output: 17HP/6500 rpm Maximum torque: 20 Nm/5200 rpm Engine displacement: 250cc Chassis: Hybrid backbone cradle frame, 25 degrees caster angle, 97 mm trail Ignition: CDI Starter: Electric Starter and kick starter Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh Dimensions: 2200 mm x 810 mm x 1200 mm (l/w/h) Wheel Base: 1450 mm Seat Height: 800 mm Ground Clearance: 200 mm Fuel Capacity: 10.4 litres (average fuel consumption 29 km/ltr) Front Tyres: 90/90 -21 inch, tube type Rear Tyres: 5.10-18 inch tube-type Front Suspension: Telescopic front, linear coil spring / oil damper, 215mm travel Rear Suspension: Twin coil-overs shocks, progressive coil spring / oil damper, 140mm travel Front Breaks: Single disc, opposite dual piston, fixed caliper Rear Brakes: Single disc, dual piston brake, floating caliper Loading Capacity: 250 kg max carrying load