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2023 Honda Monkey [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Honda Monkey
23YM HONDA MONKEY 125
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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.

2023 Honda Monkey
23YM HONDA MONKEY 125

Model Overview

General Info

  • 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

Main Specs

  • 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)

2023 Honda Monkey


2023 Honda Monkey Specifications

From Honda

ENGINE

Engine 124cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Power 9.7 HP
Bore x Stroke 50.0mm x 63.1mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Induction PGM-FI; 24mm throttle body
Starter Electric
Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission Five-speed
Final Drive #420 Chain; 14T/ 37T

CHASSIS

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
Tires Front 120/80-12
Tires Rear 130/80-12
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.5 gallons (including 0.5-gallon reserve)
Color Banana Yellow, Pearl Nebula Red

ELECTRICAL

Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Spark Plugs
Headlight
Tail Light

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Ground Clearance
Trail 3.2 inches
Wheelbase 45.0 inches
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

Warranty Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
Extension Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®
2023 Honda Monkey
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2023 Honda Monkey Features

PERFORMANCE

124cc FUEL-INJECTED ENGINE
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.

FIVE-SPEED TRANSMISSION
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!

FUEL CAPACITY
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.

TECHNOLOGY

STANDARD ABS
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.

LED TAILLIGHT
Forget about big, bulky taillights—the Monkey’s LED lamp is bright and clear.

HANDLING

INVERTED FORK SUSPENSION
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.

STYLE

LOW SEAT HEIGHT
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.

CHUNKY TIRES
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.

HIGH-RISE HANDLEBAR
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.

DURABILITY

12-INCH WHEELS
Tough and strong, these cast wheels and wide tires are just what the urban rider needs.

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