What is a BH Bike?
Beistegui Hermanos S.A. is a Spanish bicycle manufacturer. The company was founded in 1909 to produce firearms and in 1919, after World War I, BH began making bicycles.
Prior to the Spanish Civil War, Beistegui Hermanos also produced firearms, specifically copies of the Ruby pistol and Mauser C96.
Best BH Bikes In Kenya
Roam Air Motorbike
Roam Air is one of the most popular electric motorcycles in Kenya. The bike is assembled in Kenya and offers a wide range of features for our challenging roads.
First off, it offers a decent ground clearance meaning it can be used to navigate dirt roads with ease.
Besides that, it comes with two powerful batteries each one with a range of 70KM i.e., 140KM for both. That is to say, you can ride from the CBD to Ruiru and back for 3 trips and still have enough power left to run a few errands. Or 2 return trips to areas like Kitengela, Kiserian, and Limuru.
Magnus 3000 Nduthi-E by Mazi Electric
If you are always looking forward to supporting Kenyan innovations the Magnus 3000 e-motorcycle is what you should consider. The company behind this bike (Mazi) was founded by Jesse Forrester who grew up in the informal settlements of Nairobi.
Jesse reportedly assembled his first batch of electric bikes from his living room and is now taking the world by storm. But just how good is the Magnus 3000?
Well, the Magnus 3000 bike comes with two batteries which combine to provide a battery range of 140KM. Once again, that’s enough to get most errands around the city done with ease. The bike has a top speed of 80KPH.
The Corbett by Arc Ride
The Corbett is a cute little scooter-cum-motorcycle that is designed with simple trips around the city area in mind. As a scooter, it comes with a step-through chassis which makes it really easy to mount and dismount.
The bike offers a modest battery of 60KM. Yup, that’s just enough for 3 return trips from the CBD to Roysambu. You absolutely don’t want to take this bike for a long-distance trip!
Another thing worth noting is that the Corbett offers a top speed of 60KPH. That’s fast enough for most city roads but will not cut it if you’re planning to be using the major highways on a regular basis.
Ampersand is yet another tried, tested, and proven electric bike on Kenyan roads. With an impressive range of 72KM and a thriving road-rescue program, Ampersand gives you the peace of mind you need to conquer the road ahead.
The company has tens of swapping stations dotting all over Nairobi. In a past interview, the Ampersand country director Mr. Hezbon Mose said they currently have embarked on a goal to make sure they have a swapping station for every 5KM.
It costs Ksh185 to recharge a battery.
The bike boasts a respectable top speed of 80kph making it just fast enough for most daily biking needs. Besides that, it generates 67 Nm torque making it powerful enough to haul sizeable luggage.
KRIDN One Electric Motorbike by Stima Boda
Stima Boda is one of the leading battery-as-a-service (BaaS) providers in Kenya. They are based along Ojijo Road in Westlands, Nairobi.
Although Stima Boda does not produce motorbikes under its name, it partners with an Indian company called KRIDN for the same. KRIDN is one of the leading producers of electric bikes in India and they are looking to expand their presence in Africa as well.
One of their popular motorbikes available on the Stima Boda platform is the One Electric variant. This bike model is designed with Kenya’s rugged terrain in mind. As such, it comes with a good clearance and tough alloy rims.
The bike has a range of 100KM meaning it is just enough for a whole day of work for most boda boda riders. As far as acceleration is concerned, this bad boy takes off from 0-60KPH in 8 seconds making it almost as fast as Roam Air.
Umeme 3000 by eCoBodaa
The eCoBodaa Umeme 3000 bike is yet another motorbike to make it to our list of top-rated electric bikes in Kenya. Behind the company is yet another Kenyan innovator, Kimosop Chepkoit. The company was started in 2020 and has over the years grown from strength to strength.
Back to the Umeme 3000, what you get is a powerful motorcycle designed with the Kenyan landscape in mind. The bike has a power rating of 3.24 kWh and a charge time of 4.5 hours. And the best part is that the battery is swappable at the company’s swap stations which are found in areas like Kibra, Mlolongo, Athi River, and Kitengela.
It costs Ksh200 to recharge/swap a battery at various eCoBodaa outlets. Once fully charged an Umeme 3000 battery can last for up to 80KM and there is an option to go for the dual-battery capacity which lasts twice as much.
What does BH bike stand for?
BH, which stands for Beistegui Hermanos (Beistegui Brothers), was formed in 1909 by Juan and Cosme Beistegui. Located in Elbar, Spain, BH manufactured firearms until 1923, when the Beisteguis took their strong metalworking abilities and turned their focus to producing bicycles.