If you love motorcycles with a vintage flair and a little cuteness in the mix, you will love the Honda Monkey 125. Powered by JB02E, a 124.9cc air-cooled 4-stroke OHC single cylinder, that puts out a modest 9.27 HP and 11 Nm (8.11 lb-ft) of torque, and mated to a 4-speed transmission, the Honda Monkey 125 is sure makes for a fun ride and man, just look at this thing. Isn’t it adorable?
While it may look decidedly retro, Honda Monkey 125 is a very modern two-wheeler with electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI) with automatic enrichment, fully transistorized ignition, LED headlight and taillight, digital instruments in 60s round housing, front inverted fork suspension, hydraulic disc brakes all round, and wet type multi-plate clutch with coil springs.
The only caveat is, it only sits one. But it will be light on your wallet – both in the initial investment and fuel consumption. It has a base price of $3,999 plus destination and $4,199 plus destination for ABS model and it does a pretty awesome 71 km per liter, or about 167 miles per US gallon.
Honda Japan recently added a new color, Pearl Shiny Black, to its line up of blue, red and yellow. Not if that will be landing in U.S. shores, though.
Images: Honda [JP].