It is impressive how the number of tricycle users (Keke Napep drivers) has increased rapidly in the Nigerian transportation sector, since the use of motorcycles (Okada) was prohibited in almost all cities in Nigeria.
Its rampant increase also being as a result of youth or say a part of the population aiming towards self-employment. No doubt the transportation business as a whole, is one sector that can easily provide steady income whether you’re a driver with a single vehicle, or an investor with multiple vehicles.
Price is a major factor in the demand of a quantity. This is an economic rule that also applies to the tricycle market. As of today, the tricycles (Keke napeps) have different brands, and the prices of each brand differ. The prices of the major brands of tricycles being sold in Nigeria will be discussed in this article.
Current Price of Keke Napep (Tricycles) in Nigeria
Due to the constant change of Keke Napep prices, this article is frequently updated. What you see today may be slightly different from what is available tomorrow, always check out regularly for the latest updates – advisable to bookmark this page.
Current Price of Brand New Keke Napep in Nigeria
- Suzuki Tricycle → ₦500,000 – ₦700,000
- TVS Tricycle → ₦600,000 – ₦750,000
- Qlink Tricycle → ₦500,000 – ₦650,000
- Bajaji Tricycle → ₦650,000 – ₦850,000
- Piaggio Tricycle → ₦500,000 – ₦750,000
- Daylong Tricycle → ₦500,000 – ₦770,000
Current Price of fairly Used Keke Napep in Nigeria
- Suzuki Tricycle→ ₦150,000 – ₦350,000
- TVS Tricycle → ₦200,000 – ₦400,000
- Qlink Tricycle → ₦100,000 – ₦300,000
- Bajaji Tricycle → ₦200,000 – ₦450,000
- Piaggio Tricycle → ₦150,000 – ₦350,000
- Daylong Tricycle → ₦170,000 – ₦350,000
Now we know the price range of some Tricycle brands available in Nigeria, it’s important to also know some things to look out for before choosing a particular brand to buy.
Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Tricycle (Keke Napep) in Nigeria
For buying any product at all, surely it’s always advised to carry out some research on the product so you get the most value for your money. Buying vehicles isn’t alien to this fact, so before purchasing that Keke Napep, you should consider the following:
It is very important to research on the brand of Keke Napep you intend on buying. Conventional practice is to buy the known, and established brands, that way you can capitalize on the votes/reviews/opinions of previous users to make your decision.
Though we’re not categorically saying purchasing products of unknown brands is bad, but it’s left for you to decide if you’d rather be a pioneer in uncharted territory, or buy based on previous user experience, and reduce your chances of making a wrong choice.
Spare Part Availability
It’s a no brainer – always buy machines that the parts are relatively cheap, and readily available. This is somewhat connected with the choice of brand. Uncommon brands usually don’t have their parts readily available, and most time price of getting the parts is relatively expensive.
Common or established brands on the other hand don’t face this challenge. Regardless if the ‘uncommon’ brand is somewhat stronger, you’ll have to decide between owning a Keke Napep that you can easily repair when faulty, or one that may put you through hell before getting it fixed – I’d go for the former.
Fuel Consumption Factor
This has a huge role to play in determining your profit per day. Would you rather chose a Keke Napep that makes you ₦15000 on petrol worth ₦5000 or that which makes only ₦10000 on same amount of petrol.
This is a very important factor to consider – for some drivers, the most important. You can easily do this research by asking other drivers, and comparing the result.
Apart from buying some popular brand, or something that’s easy to fix, some good questions that should be answered is; how strong is this Keke Napep? Will my Keke Napep last the test of time?
Can I resell it when I decide to get an upgrade? Nigerian roads don’t smile with the vehicles that rides on them, your tricycle (Keke Napep) should be rugged enough to cope with the conditions of Nigerian roads.
Finally, how big is my purchasing power? It’s a question that should go through your mind when purchasing a tricycle – should be answered too. It’s usually advised to make your budget accommodate other factors above.
It’s better to wait a little longer, save more money, and buy the perfect tricycle, than buy whatever you can afford right away, and risk getting a vehicle that won’t serve as you hoped it would.