2019 Honda Monkey 125 (Std., Scrambler & Cafe) revealed

2019 Honda Monkey 125

Honda discontinued the Z50 in 2017 citing emission and sales reason. However, the very same year they also showcased its upgraded version- the Monkey 125 at the Bangkok Motor Show. It is a global model and back then we said that it will go on sale in many markets including Japan, Australia and USA. Well, that has turned out to be true, and the new Monkey is already up for grabs in Japan for a price of 399,600 yen (~$3660).

How does the 2019 Honda Monkey 125 look like?

The new Monkey has a very 70s feel to it and if you ask us, it’s almost too retro. It is based on the MSX/Grom platform, and gets distinctive bulges and curves that you’d expect from something inspired from the bygone era. However, the specifications and features of this bike are far from what’s stated above.

Design wise, it has circular headlight, taillights, indicators and rear-view mirrors. The instrument console is digital, and yes, very circular. The bike’s front and rear mudguard are finished in chrome.

Customization will be one of the Monkey’s Forte, and Honda has even showcased two beautiful concepts- Scrambler and Café racer, for inspiration.

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Honda Monkey 125 colours

The 2019 Honda Monkey 125 is available in three shades:

  • Banana Yellow
  • Pearl Nebula Red
  • Pearl Shining Black

*the blue colour is still unconfirmed

More specs, less fun!?

New Honda Monkey 125 Banana Yellow

The 2019 Honda Monkey 125 has been thoroughly upgraded in terms of specs and features. It comes with Grom’s 125 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which is capable of producing 9.3 bhp at 7,000rpm and 11 Nm of torque at 5,250rpm.


107 kg

Fuel tank capacity

5.6 l


160 mpg

The bike comes with USD forks at front and dual shock-absorbers at the rear. Braking duties on its 12” wheels are done by 220mm front and 190mm rear disc brakes. There’s even single-channel ABS.  However, thanks to its rear lift protection technology, doing stoppies are going to be way more difficult.

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When will it reach state side?

Honda Monkey Scrambler and Cafe Racer

Honda has not confirmed when they plan to bring the motorcycle to USA. However, this is very likely to be later this year as a 2019 model. The Scrambler and Café variants will only come out later.

European sales are expected to begin by July.

Honda Monkey seating

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