Everyone loves the Honda Monkey. The original Monkey was a 1960’s hit; add a few decades of evolution, and you get the 2020 Honda Monkey. New Monkey’s style, with its chromed steel high-level front and rear mudguards–plus the evocatively-stamped exhaust shield and high-rise handlebars–pays homage to the original.
And its reliable engine’s the same; the air-cooled, fuel-injected horizontal 125cc SOHC power unit is tuned to deliver enjoyable around-town performance and makes 9.5PS @ 7,000rpm and 11Nm @ 5,250rpm. The four-speed gearbox is managed by clutch.
The looks are retro but the circular instrument cluster is full LCD and features a speedometer, odometer with twin trip meters and six-segment fuel level indicator.
A huge improvement over the original is an inverted hydraulic fork front suspension setup for control and road feel, while twin rear shocks and cushy seat help smooth out the roughest pavement in the urban jungle. The Monkey also features LED headlight and turn lights.
– Type: Horizontal four-stroke single
– Displacement: 125cc
– Bore x stroke: 52.4 x 57.9mm
– Horse power: 9.25PS, 11.0Nm
– Compression ratio: 9.3:1
– Starting: Electric
– Transmission: 4-speed
– Clutch: Multiplate wet
– Final drive: Chain
– Fuel economy