Motorcycles for Sale in Nigeria
There are quite a number of ways people in Nigeria commute. From their house, it could be possible to take a commercial bus to the motor park, get into a sedan and be driven to the airport where they would take an airplane to their destination. There are also trains, canoes and ferries which could be used to commute. So, where do Motorcycles come in all of this? Cities such as Lagos and Port Harcourt are known for major traffic jams, and people find other faster ways to get around. Commercial motorcycles known as “Okadas” in most cases come as the saviour of the day when you find yourself in heavy traffic jam and you need to get to an important appointment quickly. Also, we have the Tricycles which are also common for commercial use, and popularly known as “Keke Napep”. Private users are not exempted, as they are also known to purchase quite a number of motorcycles, motorbikes and scooters in Nigeria for transport use. It is possible to find as low as 60CC to as high as 1600CC motorcycles in Nigeria, with people always looking for the next deal on them. It would be good news to some ears that Carmudi, Nigeria’s No 1 online premium vehicle marketplace offers listings of a number of affordable and properly functioning motorcycles for both commercial and private use. Your search for an affordable motorcycle for sale today has been made simple and more convenient with your smartphone or computer even at the comfort of your home.
What types of Motorcycles we have in Nigeria
Brand New Motorcycles: For Motorcycles, most of the brand new ones are manufactured locally in Nigeria by companies such as Innoson Motors, NASENI (both indigenous), Bajaj Autos limited, Frajend Investment (Nigeria) limited and many more companies. There are also brand new motorbikes for sale which are imported into the country by either private users or motorcycle dealers. Most of the motorcycles brought in by private sellers would be motorbikes such as Kawasaki, Honda, and Ducati, just to mention a few.
Tokunbo (Foreign Used) Motorcycles: In regards to tokunbo motorcycles for sale in Nigeria, they are usually found within the category of motorcycles which are from 400CC and above, which includes Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha and many more, and are known commonly as “Power Bikes”. These “Power Bikes” come in from European countries such as Germany and England, while others are imported from the United States, Canada and South Africa, which have very rich biking cultures.
- Nigeria Used (Nig Used) Motorcycles: The Nigerian used motorcycles would include Okadas, Tricycles (Keke Napep), Scooters and many more. They are the motorcycles which have been used here, and are usually offered at really affordable prices. These Nigerian used motorcycles are common amongst new power bike users, or people who want to use the Okadas and Keke Napeps for commercial business.
How is the Motorcycle Market in Nigeria
In Nigeria, the motorcycle market has been one which has seen a rise, a fall and now steadily rising. When the Lagos State Government banned the usage of commercial motorcycles, also known as Okadas from major highway routes in the state due to the accidents and nuisances they were causing, a good number of them were seized and impounded. Other states in the federation adopted the move made in Lagos, and now the usage of commercial motorcycles can only be seen in residential and motorways with light motor traffic. As a result to that the number of commercial motorcycles which were being sold in the Nigerian motorcycle market drastically reduced but rather increased the number of tricycles (Keke Napeps) which happens to be an alternative to the Okadas. In 2014, there was the support of the Federal Government towards the manufacturing of locally manufactured commercial motorcycles, which disagrees with the ban of commercial motorcycles in many Nigerian states. Currently, there are business owners who purchase these motorbikes for their businesses, and cause no hazards to other road users. With regards to private use, the market for really fast motorbikes (Power bikes) is on the increase, as many users have identified that these bikes do not only ride fast, but also a quick alternative for use when there is a lot of vehicular traffic in the cities. The increasing market of power bikes in Nigeria has seen the emergence of bike clubs in major cities, and these bike clubs are sometimes in the business of purchasing power bikes for their members who require them.
What are the Popular Motorcycles in Nigeria
There are a number of motorcycles which ply the city and highway routes in Nigeria. For the commercial motorcycles (Okadas and Keke Napeps), the list is close to endless, as new companies are importing/manufacturing different models and variants of commercial motorcycles in Nigeria. However, there are a few brands which dominate the commercial motorcycle sphere, which would include brand such as; Bajaj, Jincheng, Suzuki, Honda, Frajend, Padson, Innoson and Naseni. For motorcycles which are above 60CC, the most popular ones which is seen in Nigeria would be the Kawasaki Ninja, and that is only rivalled by the Honda Forza, Yamaha R6 and the Kawasaki GSX – R. There are a few brave people who have imported powerful motorbikes such as the Ducati, Harley Davidson and Chopper brand of bikes.
What is the Price of Used Motorcycles in Nigeria
The price range of motorcycles in Nigeria varies with time, season and persuasion techniques. For commercial motorcycles, since a number of them are manufactured locally in Nigeria they are usually very affordable. A brand new Okada would cost as low as N128,000 and a Keke Napep just a little under N500,000. Tokunbo and Naija used commercial motorcycles would start from as low as N84,000, all the way to about N300,000 depending on the general state of the motorcycle. With regards to private use motorcycles which includes scooters, power bikes and dirt bikes, prices start from an average of N300,000 for foreign used and Nigerian used bikes, and could go as high as N2,000,000. For brand new ones, the minimum you would buy a power bike would be N2,500,000 and prices are as high as N5,000,000.