The Monkey has style all if its own. And character like nothing else. Chromed high-rise handlebars, plus frame, swingarm and shock absorbers painted the same colour as the peanut fuel tank–and the high-level mudguards–all draw attention. As do the chunky block-section tyres. But underneath it’s built strong, with a dependable, economical air-cooled 125cc engine bolted into a sturdy chassis that features IMU-controlled ABS braking. It’s also small and light, just 107kg, with a comfy seat set 775mm from the ground. So much more than a toy. No less of a motorcycle. It’s a Monkey.
The original Monkey became a ‘70s icon. It was the two-wheeled machine to be seen on, and nothing’s changed. Our 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 somehow looks even funkier.