The Monkey motorcycle dates back to 1961. Yes, yes, when all of America mourned Kennedy’s assassination, the Japanese released a tiny bike with a 49 “cube” engine. Initially it was created as a toy for the amusement park, but the model was so popular and in demand that Honda has developed and the road version with chrome-plated tank, collapsible steering wheel and a 5-inch wheels. After a few years of wheel diameter increased to 8 inches, and a quick-release plug is allowed to carry the baby in the trunk of a car.
By the late 70s of the last century, the Monkey had become quite popular with large motorhome and campervan drivers who needed to make short trips short distances from their base parking lot. Many were attracted by the ease of control of a small motorcycle.
The updated Honda Monkey features a new 124cc air-cooled SOHC twin-valve engine with 6.9 kW and 11 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. Also received a motorcycle and a new 5-speed transmission, thanks including that he began to develop a maximum speed of 91 km / h. The wheel size was increased to 12 inches, and double shock absorbers with two-stage springs were installed at the rear.
Monkey weight of 104 kg, and the fuel flow – 1.5 liters per 100 km, fuel tank – 5,6 liters. Model 2022 is available in three colors: Banana Yellow, Pearl Nebula Red and Glittering Blue.