The 2023 Honda Monkey: Time To Monkey Around!
For more than 60 years, Honda has been putting smiles on faces with the Monkey. It is darn near impossible to straddle a Monkey without a smile developing. Much like the other Mini-moto bikes in the 2023 Honda Lineup, the Monkey makes excellent use of all 9.7 hp from the 123.9 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine and 5 speed gearbox.
There is a definite practical side to the straight from Japan Monkey. Fitted with standard Anti-Lock Brakes, LED Lighting, an inverted front fork, and dual rear shocks, the Monkey comes with all the kit of a typical modern motorcycle. The 12” wheels with chunky tires and the soft wide seat allow the Monkey to go anywhere with ease and comfort.
If looking cool, constantly smiling, and enjoying long spells between fuel stops appeals to you, it might be time for you to Monkey around.
The 2023 Honda Monkey starts at $ 4,249 USD / $ 6,064 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Honda Monkey in one place.
- Price: $ 4,249 USD / $ 6,064 CAD
- Key Features:
- 125 cc fuel-injected engine
- Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
- Inverted fork suspension
- Cool Plaid seat
- Colors: Banana Yellow, Pearl Nebula Red
- Engine: 123.9 cc air-cooled four-stroke 80º single-cylinder
- Power: 9.7 HP
- Torque: 7.7 lb-ft
- Curb Weight: 231 lbs (105 kg)
- Seat Height: 30.5 in (775 mm)
- Kawasaki Z125 Pro
- Honda Grom
2023 Honda Monkey Specifications
|Engine||124cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||50.0mm x 63.1mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI; 24mm throttle body|
|Valve Train||SOHC; two valves per cylinder|
|Final Drive||#420 Chain; 14T/ 37T|
|Suspension Front||31mm inverted fork; 3.9-inch travel|
|Suspension Rear||Twin shock; 4.0-inch travel|
|Brakes Front||Single 220mm hydraulic disc; ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Single 190mm hydraulic disc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||1.5 gallons (including 0.5-gallon reserve)|
|Color||Banana Yellow, Pearl Nebula Red|
|Ignition||Digital transistorized with electronic advance|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||25°|
|Seat Height||30.5 inches|
|Curb Weight||231 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride)|
|Warranty||Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2023 Honda Monkey Features
The Monkey ABS uses the same engine as our 2023 Grom. Nobody can match Honda’s reputation for engines, and even though the Monkey may be compact, it’s a giant in terms of performance and reliability.
Sure, the Monkey is cute, but its five-speed transmission gives you all the durability, control and efficiency of a conventional motorcycle. Plus, the extra gear increases top speed too.
EASY TO PARK
Because of the Monkey’s miniature stature, it’s easy to park in the city, and to store when you’re not riding. There’s always room for a Monkey!
Got a small fuel budget? The Monkey will make it look gigantic. With a 1.5-gallon tank and incredible fuel efficiency, every fill-up will take you farther than you ever thought possible.
HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES
The Monkey features 220mm front and 190mm rear single disc brakes for excellent stopping power.
The Monkey ABS gives you an Anti-Lock-Braking System designed to help with controlled stops in less-than-ideal conditions. Whether it’s on wet pavement that’s slipperier than a banana peel, or compromised road surfaces, the Monkey ABS helps you ride with confidence.
Forget about big, bulky taillights—the Monkey’s LED lamp is bright and clear.
Here’s a huge improvement over the original Monkey bike: Like a top-of-the-line sportbike, the 2023 Monkey features an inverted hydraulic fork front suspension for control and road feel.
TWIN REAR SHOCKS
The Monkey has twin rear shocks. Combined with the chunky tires and cushy seat, they smooth out the roughest pavement in the urban jungle.
Whether you’re flat-footing it into a parking space or just stopped for a long light, the Monkey’s super-low 30.5-inch seat makes it easy to maneuver and ride. Plus the seat’s thick padding, generous size and eye-catching cover make it perfect for all kinds of monkeying around.
The Monkey’s high-aspect-ratio tires do more than just look cool. They’re extraordinarily practical too, giving you tons of grip and absorbing bumps or rough road surfaces.
Sure, the Monkey may be small, but we sized it to fit adult riders. Case in point—check out the high-rise handlebar, so you can sit up and check out the world as you ride.
MULTI-FUNCTION DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS
Retro meets modern in the Monkey’s instrument cluster. The round housing is totally 1960s, while the display features speedometer, odometer, A&B trip meters, fuel gauge, and indicator for low/high beam. It even greets you when you first start the bike!
ROUND CHROMED LED HEADLIGHT
The Monkey’s round headlight looks retro, but its performance is totally up to date and provides excellent illumination and visibility.
Tough and strong, these cast wheels and wide tires are just what the urban rider needs.
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