Introducing the K150

The Kibo K150 represents the perfect combination of an off and on-road bike.

More than that, it’s the first and only motorbike designed specifically for riding in Africa.

Built to last in Nairobi, its stylish exoskeleton frame offers strength and stability whilst other unique features like twin headlamps provide extra safety and peace of mind.

Wheel Base

1450mm

Seat Height

800mm

Fuel Capacity

6.8L

Load Capacity

250kg

Design

Design philosophy

Designed from the ground up. We are perfectionists. After extensive testing and iterating to produce the perfect balance between strength and comfort, luxury and affordability, ruggedness and refined detail, we believe the K150 will mark the start of a new era in motorcycle design.

Exoskeleton frame

The exoskeleton frame is a unique cornerstone of the K150, designed to provide stability and maximise performance. Structurally protects the components inside and its open design allows for easy maintenance.

Dual seating

As a courier the seat and frame allows multiple points for carrying cargo. If you’re carrying a pillion passenger, the dual seat offers comfort and stability for you and your passengers.

Features

Balance

The K150 handles beautifully on and off-road. Whatever the terrain, it remains perfectly balanced and provides excellent feedback and ease of control.

Dual headlights

The vertically-stacked twin headlights provide a distinct look with powerful illumination when riding at night and offer safe visibility during the day.

Dual sport tyres

Featuring a unique tread pattern and special rubber compound, the tyres provide a smooth ride and handling in the city along with great traction and durability for the off-road.

Instrument panel

The analogue speedometer coupled with digital display gives riders a complete overview at a glance, allowing them to focus on the road ahead.

Suspension

A progressive suspension provides a comfortable journey whether riding solo on the tarmac, or carrying a heavy load down clay roads in the rainy season.

Performance

Engine

In the harsh African landscape, reliability is key. The 150cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine is a reliable mix of power and efficiency. Maximum torque is released at low revs giving the bike great power on the off-roads, whilst a balance shaft reduces engine vibration, resulting in a smoother and quieter ride.

Ground clearance

Its larger 21-inch front wheel allows the bike to roll over obstacles. High ground clearance and reinforced oil sump-guard also protects the underside from rocks and rough roads.

Brakes

Safety is at the forefront of the K150’s design. A 266mm front disc and 220mm rear disc hydraulic brake system was specifically developed to ensure its high-load capability is backed by capable braking power.

Safety & Training

Training

Rider training is an important part of our belief in improving road safety across the region. We offer training to help you be safe and get the most out of your machine, whether you’re a professional or riding for leisure.

Accessories

Kibo helmets are developed according to ECE regulations ensuring the highest standards in safety, while still being highly-functional and beautifully styled.

Technical Specs

Engine type

Single cylinder, air cooled 4-stroke, SOHC engine with balance shaft

Bore and stroke

58.5 mm x 54.0 mm

Compression ratio

10.4:1

Chassis

Hybrid backbone cradle frame, 25° caster angle, 97 mm trail

Ignition

CDI

Starter

Electric starter and kickstarter

Transmission

5-speed, constant mesh

Dimensions

2200 x 810 x 1200 mm (L/W/H)

Wheelbase

1450 mm

Seat height

800 mm

Ground clearance

200 mm

Fuel capacity

6.8 litres

Front tyre

90/90 – 21”, tube-type

Rear tyre

5.10 – 18”, tube-type

Front suspension

Telescopic fork, linear coil spring/oil damper, 160mm travel

Rear suspension

Twin coil-over shocks, progressive coil spring/oil damper, 140mm

Front brakes

Single 266 mm disc, fixed dual-piston caliper, lever operated

Rear brakes

Single 220 mm disc, floating dual-piston caliper, pedal operated

Loading capacity

250 kg max carrying load

‘I travel across Kenya, through the cities, mountains and rivers – testing Kibo bikes for ride quality, safety and comfort’
Charles, Test Rider