The Honda Monkey 125 concept made its official debut at the 2017 Vietnam Motorcycle Show. Patent images of the bike were circulated in 2016 but this is the first time we are seeing one in flesh.
The new Monkey 125 gives homage to similar bikes of the 60’s, which are celebrating their 50th anniversary in Japan.
The bike has been officially revealed. For more details check out:
Honda Monkey 125 price, release date, available markets
Just like the MSX 125 (Grom in US), the Honda Monkey 125 is global model. It will be available in markets Vietnam, Indonesia, UK and USA (Its catalytic converter shielded by a belly pan indicates superior emission compliance and is clear proof that the bike is not just for Asia).
In Japan, the model is already available for an amount of 399,600 yen. European and Australian markets have been confirmed to follow soon but stateside release will only happen later on.
|Price in UK||£3000|
|Price in USA||$3,599|
*unconfirmed price. Might be higher
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. Metallic grey, fluorescent yellow and silver colours provide a very playful feel to the bike.
Being built on the MXS’s platform, the Monkey 125 is definitely bigger than the old generation model. Also, LED taillights and a retro digital instrument cluster have been provided.
On the mechanical front, it 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.|
This engine is mated to a 4-speed transmission.
That’s all about the Honda Monkey 125. We will update you about any further developments.
Stay tuned for more updates on this bike!