The Monkey was so much fun and so easy to ride, it did more to sell the concept of motorcycles to a wider public than perhaps any other machine. With its chunky tyres, mini-‘ape’ style handlebars, minuscule fuel tank and big, squashy seat the Monkey look is unmistakably of its time, but – just like the affection in which it is held – also timeless.
Honda’s genuinely iconic mini-bike is re-imagined for the present day, with styling that draws heavily on the original, complemented by modern, premium touches such as USD forks, twin rear shocks, LCD instruments, IMU-based ABS and full LED lighting.
USD front forks wear a premium Alumite finish and are matched by dual rear shocks with 104mm of axle travel.
A single 220mm front disc and 190mm rear provide secure stopping performance, managed by the IMU-based ABS.
The glossy 5.6L fuel tank, finished in the same paint colour as the frame, swing arm and rear shocks, crowns the machine and proudly wears a historical 3-D Old Wing design Honda logo
The Monkey’s power unit is true to its origins, the horizontal SOHC 125cc single-cylinder engine is simple, robust and tuned to deliver useful about-town performance.
|Engine Type||Air-cooled SOHC single-cylinder|
|Bore and Stroke||52.4mm x 57.9mm|
|Ignition||PGM-FI Fuel Injection|
|Final Drive||Chain; 15T / 34T|
|Suspension Front||31mm USD Fork|
|Suspension Rear||Twin shocks|
|Brakes Front||Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual piston caliper|
|Brakes Rear||Single 190mm disc with hydraulic single piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||5.6 litres|
|Dimensions||1,710mm x 775mm x 1030mm|