The Honda Monkey 125 concept made its official debut at the 2017 Vietnam Motorcycle Show. The bike was earlier seen in patent images from 2016 but this is the first time we are seeing one in flesh. It gives homage to the monkey bikes of the 60’s which are celebrating their 50th anniversary in Japan.
Honda Monkey 125 price, release date, available markets
Just like the MSX 125 (Grom in US), the Honda Monkey 125 will be global model. It will be available in markets like Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, UK and USA. (The catalytic converter shielded by a belly pan is clear proof that the bike is not just for Asia)
|Price in UK||£3000|
|Price in USA||$3,599|
Honda Monkey 125 design, specs
The Monkey 125 is a retro-classic alternative to the Grom/MXS 125. It is built keeping in mind the original monkey bikes of the 60’s and gets a circular headlamp, single seat, raised front mudguard and even a raised, chrome coloured exhaust. Its metallic grey, fluroscent yellow and silver colours provide a very playful feel.
Being built on the MXS’s platform, the Monkey 125 will definitely be bigger than the old generation model. Also, LED taillights and a retro digital instrument cluster have been provided.
Talking about it mechanicals, the bike comes with USD front forks at front and dual springs at rear. The tubular swingarm is an ode to the original model but braking is now handled by disc brakes at front and rear. Tyres are Maxxis Tortuga 120/80-12.
Honda Monkey 125 power
|Power||9.38 PS at 7,000 rpm|
|Torque||10.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm.|
The engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission.