In this article, we will be looking at the cost of tricycles (Keke Napep) In Nigeria currently. Tricycles, widely known as Keke in the Yoruba language, and universally accepted by Nigerians with this name are very convenient modes of transportation in the country today. Since their introduction in Nigeria, they have become mainstays on our roads and we shall be looking at just how much it will cost to buy one today be it brand new tear rubber or tokunbo.
Tricycles (Keke Napep) are designed to convey people for short distances, especially between streets or from one bus stop to the other but sometimes, they may be seen on the highways. While this is not ideal, they help to convey people to and from places that may not be easily accessible to cars or commercial buses.
Keke Napep can even be of great importance in navigating congested areas where traffic jams are prevalent. This flexibility and the ability to meander through even the tightest of spaces, make tricycles one of the most preferred modes of transportation in Nigeria today. Little wonder they are highly sort after in the market as they have become very integral to our everyday life, especially in a place like Lagos State and other major cities in the country.
The keke Napep market in Nigeria has grown significantly with different brands available in the market today. Apart from India and some Asian countries, Nigeria is a major market for tricycles and we will be looking at the prices at which you can get a tricycle in the country in today’s market shortly, but before that, let us look at the things to look out for when you want to buy a tricycle in Nigeria today.
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO BUY A TRICYCLE (KEKE NAPEP) IN NIGERIA
The following are the things to consider when you want to purchase a tricycle in Nigeria today. They are:
THE BRAND OF THE TRICYCLE (KEKE NAPEP)
As with many other products, brand matters when going for a keke that you want to buy. Ensure that you choose the best brands that Nigerians are familiar with and the ones whose spare parts are easily found in the market before settling for a tricycle. This is very important in order to avoid regrets later on.
YOUR BUDGET FOR THE PARTICULAR TRICYCLE (KEKE) OF YOUR CHOICE
Keke prices vary, some are cheaper than the others while some are more expensive. When going for a particular type of tricycle, ensure to know how much it costs and save towards it, rather than to go to the market with a low budget and come back empty handed or with something you aren’t comfortable with.
FUEL CONSUMPTION OF THE TYPE OF TRICYCLE YOU WANT TO BUY
Just to be sure, try and make enquiries about the fuel consumption of the particular type of keke you want to buy. Generally tricycles are economical when it comes to fuel consumption but some consume more fuel than the others and you should make sure to do your findings before proceeding to settle for a particular keke brand in order to avoid running at a loss.
AVAILABILITY OF THE SPARE PARTS FOR YOUR PREFERRED TRICYCLE
You should also make sure to check for the availability of the spare parts of the particular type of keke Napep that you want to buy. Ensure that they are readily available so as to allow you easily change worn out parts else, you may be going to purchase a tricycle that may be a liability to you in the long run.
DURABILITY OF THE KEKE NAPEP
One more factor you should consider when you’re about to buy a keke Napep is the durability of the tricycle. Be sure that it can serve you a long time and that it is very easy to maintain before committing your money towards its purchase. Ask important questions where necessary before settling for the particular tricycle you want to buy.
TOP KEKE NAPEP BRANDS IN NIGERIA TODAY
Since the introduction of tricycles in Nigeria, there have been different brands that have come and gone. During this time frame, some top tricycle brands have used the opportunity to establish and consolidate their presence in the Nigerian market. In the country currently, there are a number of top tricycle brands that you just can’t miss if you are on transit on our roads and these brands include the following:
- TVS, to mention but a few.
CURRENT PRICES OF TRICYCLES (KEKE NAPEP) IN NIGERIA TODAY
As earlier stated, our country, Nigeria is one of the largest tricycle (keke Napep) markets in the world. With the current traffic situation on our roads, especially in major cities not improving any time soon, keke Napep has come to stay and we shall be looking at the cost of buying these automobiles in the country today.
PRICES OF BRAND NEW TRICYCLES (KEKE NAPEP) IN NIGERIA
The prices of brand new tricycles (keke Napep) in Nigeria include the following:
- Brand new Bajaj tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦570,000 – ₦580,000
- Brand new Piaggio Diesel Engine tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦500,000 – ₦520,000
- Brand new Daylong tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦500,000 – ₦520,000
- Brand new TVS tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦530,000 – ₦540,000.
PRICES OF FAIRLY USED TRICYCLES (KEKE NAPEP) IN NIGERIA
If you want to buy fairly used/second hand (tokunbo) tricycles in Nigeria today, these are their various prices in the country today. These prices may vary depending on the brand and current exchange rate of the country.
- Fairly used Bajaj tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦200,000 – ₦350,000
- Fairly used Piaggio Diesel Engine tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦250,000 – ₦350,000
- Fairly used Daylong tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦180,000 – ₦300,000
- Fairly used TVS tricycle (keke Napep) costs between ₦180,000 – ₦350,000.
You should kindly take note that the various costs of fairly used/second hand tricycles (keke Napep) depends on the physical and operational state of the tricycle at the time it was put up for sale.
Whether you are buying a brand new or fairly used keke Napep, endeavour to do your findings first before committing your money to its purchase. Do make sure that you are buying quality and not something that will become a liability in the long run.
Finally, the prices of these tricycles are subject to change as they are not fixed. These price changes depend on the market forces of demand and supply as well as the exchange rate in the country at any given point in time.