The first Honda Monkey Z50M was released in 1967.
Commemorating the original Monkey bike, Honda Japan has launched the Honda Monkey 50th Anniversary model. It gets a unique 3D emblem, and Pearl Sunbeam White paint scheme.
The Honda Monkey is powered by a 49 cc air cooled, fuel injected mill which is coupled to a four-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 3.4 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 3.4 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. It tips the scales at 68 kg and has a ground clearance of 145 mm.
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The front and rear fenders of the Honda Monkey 50th Anniversary edition are in Shasta White. The frame, front forks, swingarm, headlight case and the stripe on the top of the fuel tank are in Magna Red while the seat adopts a plaid sheet imitating the original model. The landmark Honda Monkey gets a 50th-anniversary emblem on the side cover, 50th-anniversary logo on the back of the seat and a 50th-anniversary mark on the main key.
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The Honda Monkey 50th anniversary edition measures 1,365 mm in length, 600 mm in width and 850 mm in height. The seat height is measured at 660 mm. Honda Japan wants to sell 1,800 units of the commemorative monkey bike.
The Honda Monkey 50th anniversary edition has been priced at JPY 352,080.