The new brand, named Motoshine Tricycle, was made after the man behind the luxury three-Wheeler, Mr Olumide Peter Adesina, boarded the popular Keke Marwa/Napep — known to come with no doors — during a heavy downpour in Lagos.
Like the saying, “necessity is the mother of invention,” Olumide transferred his suffering on a particular day to produce ease for every tricycle user.
In addition to keeping the passengers dry during heavy rain, the CEO, Dragon Motors, Olumide Peter Adesina, also said the tricycle will reduce the rate of accidents caused by tricycles and motorcycles in the country.
“Between December 2014 and April 2015, motorcycle accidents increased by 34 percent, both in recorded death cases and injuries. This is a big loss to the government and society at large. The new design will reduce accident occurrence on the Nigerian roads”
The motorcycles were formerly imported but now are being assembled in Lagos. There is hope that the development will empower youths and create job opportunities.
The new model cost ₦990,000 ($2,800) compared to ₦700,00 the 3-passengers Keke Marwa. The new model is designed with comfort and fitted with secured doors with doors for protection from rains.
Other features include a front and reverse cameras, as well as cooling fans for increased ventilation. It also has a 150cc Single Cylinder with 4 Stroke Water Cool engine that gives a maximum speed of 60km/hr.
The stylishly built tricycles is seen like Ferrari from within at least.