Honda Monkey

4.64 | 11 Review(s)
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In Malaysia, Honda has discontinued the Monkey and this Motorcycles model is out of production.

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Honda Monkey

The Honda Monkey 2022 price in the Malaysia starts from RM 13,999 . it is available in 3 colors, 1 variants in the Malaysia. The Monkey is powered by a 124.9 cc engine, and has a 4-Speed gearbox. The Honda Monkey has a seating height of 776 mm and kerb weight of 105 kg. The Monkey comes with Disc front brakes and Disc rear brakes. Over 10 users have reviewed Monkey on basis of Features, Mileage, seating comfort, and engine performance. Monkey top competitors are Caro 70 AX, Caro Pro 110, RKV 200 CG and K Pipe 125.

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Honda Monkey Specs

Start Option
Petrol Electric
Maximum Power
Petrol 8.9 hp
Displacement
Petrol 124.9 cc

Monkey Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Monkey

Classic styling and charm

Agile urban runabout

Efficient engine

Well equipped

Things we don't like in Monkey

Expensive

Small dimensions

Polarizing styling

Recent Updates of Monkey

Honda Monkey was in the news recently as it was selected as a means of transport for riding around the world by a Portuguese motorcycle racer. Launched in 2018 in Malaysia, the Honda Monkey retails at RM 13,999 in the market and is available in three vibrant colours. Powering this mini bike is a 125cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 9.6hp of power at 7000 rpm and 10.5 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed gearbox and chain final drive. The Honda Monkey boasts an efficient braking setup that includes 220mm disc on the front and 190mm unit in the rear.

Honda Monkey Price

The Monkey is priced at RM 13,999 .

Honda Monkey Variants

There are 1 variants available of Monkey: Standard.

Honda Monkey Power-trains

The Monkey is powered by a Air Cooled PGM-FI 124.9 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 8.9hp of power at 7000 rpm and 10.5 Nm Torque at 5500 rpm. It comes with the option of a 4-Speed transmission gearbox. The Monkey has a seat height of 776 mm. The Front Tyre size is 120/80 R12 & Rear Tyre size is 130/80 R12.

Honda Monkey Features

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include USD Fork Front Suspension, Twin Shock Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Backbone Body Frame Type, Steel Body Frame Material and Single Seat Seat Type.
Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Tripmeter, Display Screen and Digital Speedometer.

Honda Monkey Competitors

The Monkey Competitors are: Daiichi Caro 70 AX, Daiichi Caro Pro 110, Keeway RKV 200 CG, Kymco K Pipe 125 and Modenas V15.

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Honda Monkey Review

Honda has a good grasp on the fun-sized package idea and has made many bikes and scooters that embody it. One of the oldest of these was the original Honda Monkey that was launched way back in the 60’s. While that was more of a toy than an actual bike, the new model is a regular 125 cc motorcycle. It works with the underpinnings of the rather successful Grom (or MSX 125 as it is known here). Honda has decided to sell it here for a rather pricey sum of RM 14000. Malaysia has a very happening scene when it comes to mini bikes and competition is tough with the likes of Kawasaki Z 125 Pro, Benelli TNT 135, and Honda’s own MSX125. All these motorcycles are orders of magnitude cheaper than the Monkey. So, how does the Monkey justify its price? Read on to find out.   

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Honda Monkey Design

There are a few distinct impressions that jump out from the Monkey’s design for the very first time you look at it. Firstly, with a length of 1712 mm, width of 754 mm, and a height of 1029 mm, this is indeed tiny. Its 12-inch wheels with chunky 120 section front and 130 section rear tires drive that impression even deeper. Then there is the fat seat, fuel tank, and high riding flat exhaust, that together make the bike look even more chunky. Secondly there are the three funky retro color schemes and logo. Each of the Banana Yellow, Pearl Glittering Blue or Pearly Nebula Red colors are very well complimented by the white on the tank and the chrome accent pieces like the high riding front fender and the retro exhaust shroud.

Special attention needs to be drawn to the logo with its funky font that looks like it comes straight out of the sixties. Together, these two aspects give it a charm that is hard to miss. The bright colors will attract stares and the funky styling will make people smile. It’s fun while also being undeniably cool. This is charming in a way that only Honda can manage. But there are is more to this design than just retro throwbacks. The instrument dial looks like those old style cylindrical meters but is an LCD screen with a fully digital display. The body piece adorned with the logo can be used to hold tools. All the lighting including the indicators uses LEDs. A thoroughly modern bike under that classic looking design then.

Monkey Ride & Handling

The Honda Monkey gets its front suspension and frame from the Grom. This means a upside down fork setup for the front and a preload adjustable dual shock setup for the rear. The suspension is soft and with the thick seat makes for a very comfortable ride. The short 1152 mm wheelbase, 25-degree caster angle, a low wet weight of 107 kg, and the fat tires give it the agility of a cat on the hunt. Small dimensions and a responsive engine equates to an unmatched ability to filter through traffic. The tires work well on loose surfaces, but this is not really meant for any kind of off-roading. The 775 mm seat height and high handlebars make for comfortable riding posture and riders will not have any problems with it even on long rides.

Honda Monkey Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the Honda Monkey is a 125 cc air cooled and fuel injected engine. It sends out a modest 9.3 hp at 7000 rpm and 11 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm through a 4-speed gearbox. This is the same output and indeed the same engine as the MSX125. While it may not seem like a lot, there is enough grunt to pull away from traffic at traffic stops. It will also eventually reach a top speed of 100 kmph. But doing so is not recommended because of the resulting vibrations. Where it does shine though is in the mileage department. The 5.6-litre fuel tank can last for literal weeks thanks to its high mileage of 67 kmpl.

Monkey Braking & Safety

The low weight and small dimensions raise some concerns. However, bikes like these have a high tendency to do unintentional stoppies. Honda has thankfully given the Monkey the same setup as the Grom here. This means it gets hydraulic disc brakes both front and rear. A common joke that owners of pocket and mini bikes will hear is that a thief might just pick up their prized possession and make a run for it. Thankfully Honda has provided the Monkey with an alarm and an answer back system built into the key.

Honda Monkey Verdict

If you were looking for a mini bike but were not impressed by the futuristic styling of the current crop, then the Honda Monkey is a godsend. However, the price you pay for that styling is not something that most people will be comfortable with. For the niche that is ready to pay the RM 14000 asking price, this review was never needed. And these riders will be smiling away under their helmets as they putter into the sunset.

User Reviews of Honda Monkey

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  • The minibike I’m a fan of!

    The Honda Monkey is one of the most appealing minibikes to have come to frame over the years. A bike that has been in my garage for over a year now,...

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    Jacob May 05, 2022 for Honda Monkey
  • Compact, fun to ride

    Compact and powerful. That’s probably why Honda named this bike Monkey. The wheels are small (12-inch only) and the Monkey is a single-rider bike....

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    Selasa Jan 11, 2022 for Honda Monkey
  • Great Economy

    I purchased my Honda Monkey about a month ago to get around the city, and it has proved to be really efficient so far. It is built like any other...

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    Zulhasif Dec 29, 2021 for Honda Monkey
  • Monkey-like agile

    The Honda Monkey is named that way not because it looks like a monkey, but due to its superb agility and exceptional performance. I bought the bike a...

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    Haruun Dec 21, 2021 for Honda Monkey
  • One of the best mini bikes in the market

    The Honda Monkey is a very easy to ride and dependable bike that is a good choice for youngsters. To be frank, do not expect a lot of power from this...

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    Wasfi Dec 20, 2021 for Honda Monkey
  • An overgrown minibike?

    The Honda Monkey is a compact bike, ideally meant for city roads. It has a peculiar position among two-wheelers. It’s not a mini-bike per se, but...

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    Zaffir Oct 19, 2021 for Honda Monkey
  • Define your style flawlessly with this awesome bike selection

    Try to explore Honda monkey on my recommendation if you seek a perfect fusion of retro and modern charm in your bike. I am sure one will be...

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    isfahann Aug 02, 2021 for Honda Monkey
  • The classic charmer

    The Honda Monkey has been one of the most popular mini-bike in the Malaysian market. Its classic looks do not fail to charm people around it. At the...

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    Mawiza May 19, 2021 for Honda Monkey
  • Agile on Urban Roads

    Guys, it's been two months since I have ridden a Honda Monkey and its a true hidden gem. I mean what else a college student can expect? Featuring in...

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    Franco Mar 19, 2021 for Honda Monkey
  • A cute toy sized bike that is extremely fun to ride through busy roads

    Hey guys out there!! Did you check the ultra-cute and sleek bike, Honda Monkey? I recently did and trust me guys what fascinated me to the core is...

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    Gerard Sep 07, 2020 for Honda Monkey
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