A huge chunk of people across Africa rely on motorcycles for commuting, hauling cargo, making long trips, or just reveling in the fun of riding two-wheelers. Over the years, a few international brands have risen to prominence in Africa, serving customers with well-built, reliable two-wheeled machines. We take a look at the most loved motorcycle brands of Africa.
Bajaj Auto is an Indian motorcycle maker that makes motorcycles between 100cc and 400cc. Light in weight with good build quality, Bajaj motorcycles have been plying the roads of many countries in Africa like Kenya, Namibia, and Nigeria. And the people’s favourite from the house of Bajaj is the Boxer 150. A rugged, minimalist motorcycle, the Bajaj Boxer is a capable machine with unmatched versatility and durability.
Zongshen is a Chinese manufacturer of motorcycles, scooters, and quads. Zongshen Africa markets an extensive range of products in the aforementioned categories across the continent. It’s range of offerings are diverse, spanning utilitarian mopeds, commuter motorcycles, retro-classic bikes, minibikes, and even an enduro motorcycle. Zongshen has built a reputation for itself in Africa on the shoulders of its awesome offerings.
Piaggio Group, the Italian conglomerate, also has a strong presence in Africa. From humble town scooters to thundering Moto Guzzi motorcycles, this group offers models across multiple price brackets. Whether you are looking for something to facilitate your daily hustle, or are in the market looking for the ultimate expression of freedom, Piaggio has your back. It has especially strong demand in South Africa, more for Moto Guzzi and Aprilia.
Royal Enfield is the world’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production. Its most popular model, the Classic 350, is the quintessence of motorcycling wrapped in a handsome design and livery. The Indian motorcycle manufacturer enjoys a healthy fan following and sales success every market it enters. Africa was no exception, with Royal Enfield and Avanti tackling the continent together. With the addition of newer models like the Interceptor 650 Twin, the former British firm is the premier name in neo-retro motorcycling.
RIEJU deserves a special mention in this list because it offers not only a wide variety of motorcycles and mopeds, but also electric two-wheelers. The RIEJU Nuuk series feature electric motors with different outputs to suit varied purposes. Going above, RIEJU seems to play in almost every motorcycle segment. Scrambler, street, retro, sportbike, enduro, Supermoto – you name a segment, and RIEJU will have the right bike for you. And all of these bikes can be yours without breaking the bank!
Avantizone is the authorised dealer and spares/parts centre for all the motorcycle brands in Africa mentioned above. Visit with us to browse through our extensive catalogue of motorcycles and mopeds. We will provide you with buying assistance, technical know-how, and sound advice to help you make an informed decision of purchase. Do give us a visit to know more!