The Honda Monkey has been around since 1961 but didn’t truly gain popularity until the 70’s. This unique moped has seen tremendous development over the years and remains popular today. The Honda Monkey was originally developed to serve as a ride in an amusement park in Tokyo and soon after became popular outside of the park. A new ‘roadworthy’ version was developed, which is still popular today.
From theme park to moped of choice
The Honda Monkey derives its name from the way people position themselves. When people sit down on the moped it kind of makes them look like a monkey. Its compact design makes them lithe and agile. This is one of the reasons it remains among Hondas most popular four stroke mopeds.
Icon of the 1970s
The original Honda Monkey is an icon of the 1970s. A two-wheeler you can be seen on, and it still is exactly that! The Honda Monkey – which was conceived to fit in the boot of an American car in in 1960s – had a 50cc engine.
But also new in 2023
Despite being an icon in the 1970s, the Honda Monkey is poised to grab all the attention again in 2023.
The updated Monkey honors the original model with its high wings in chrome. The heat shield for the exhaust and high-mounted handlebars takes you back to 1970, but the Honda Monkey itself now looks even more playful.
Equipment includes an air-cooled 125cc engine, steel frame, 12-inch wheels, five-speed gearbox and much more! For 2023, the Monkey will be available in the new color Pearl Shining Black, Pearl Nebula Red, and Banana Yellow. Besides, the classic tartan seat cover and stylish tank fillings from the late 1960s are certainly not missing.
Honda Monkey specs
- Compact and lithe
- Super slim tires
- Ape hanger mini steering wheel
- Large comfortable saddle
- Highly agile
- In 2018 Honda introduced a new 125cc version of the Monkey
- In 2022 Honda introduced an even newer version. Complete with a 125cc air-cooled engine, 6.9kW power and 5 gears.
- The Zseries contains several variations on the same model. Which include the
Z50A Minitrail in the US, Z50M with 5” wheels, Z50J, Z50R off-road, and the Gorilla.
Honda Monkey 125cc
The original minibike has had a makeover before 2019, which means it now features an air-cooled 125cc engine rated at 6.9 kW (almost 9.5 hp), an upside-down front fork, ABS with IMU and twin rear shock absorbers.
Besides, all the color and chrome, the Honda Monkey is solidly built thanks to a robust frame with an ABS with IMU control. It is also light and small, only 107 kg. The comfortable saddle sits at a height of 775 mm.
Get your Honda Monkey at Fourstrokebarn
Are you looking to purchase a Honda Monkey in excellent condition? You’ve come to the right place. Fourstrokebarn stocks several Honda Monkey’s in different stages of roadworthiness.
You can decide to on a fixer upper or you might just want to get on and ride off into the sunset. Not quite sure which Honda Monkey is right for you? Our four stroke experts will gladly offer their advice and assist you in finding the best moped for you.
Fourstrokebarn started as a hobby that has grown way out of proportion. It started as a passion for four stroke mopeds in the barn – hence the name – and has since grown into a full fledged reselling business for Honda mopeds and parts. We’re open to the public every Saturday. So, you’re more than welcome to come in and show off your latest acquisition, or just hangout and join us for lunch while we chat about everything mopeds.
We’d love to hear your stories and those of your fellow Honda lovers, hopefully you’ll be coming down for a visit soon. We’d love to tell you more about our collection of Honda Monkey and other Honda Mopeds
Get in touch
Would you prefer to admire your new Honda Monkey in person before finalizing the sale? You can! Although we wouldn’t mind sending you some additional pictures of the Honda Monkey of your choice, we get it that you want to touch and sit on it first. Our barn doors are opened every Saturday from 10AM –4PM, or you can schedule a visit in person. You can reach us email@example.com or you can call or WhatsApp +31 6 43 09 79 45.