Honda Monkey 125 is a global model, coming next year [IMAGES]

2018 Honda Monkey 125

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.

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Release date 2019
Price in UK £3000
Price in USA $3,599

*unconfirmed price. Might be higher

Honda Monkey 125 design, specs

New Honda Monkey 125
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

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Power for the Monkey 125 should come from the same 125 cc SOHC, fuel injection mill on the MXS 125.

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!

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2 thoughts on “Honda Monkey 125 is a global model, coming next year [IMAGES]”

  1. I just spoke to my local dealer whom stated they just got the national 2018 list of models for sale upcoming next year and the Monkey 125 is not on that list

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