What better way to usher in a fresh 2022 than with a 125cc punchy petrol pipe?
The 2022 Honda Monkey will be sliding into US markets with a brand spanking new engine – the same as the Honda Grom.
The trick is that this bike will have a higher 10.0:1 compression ratio, allowing the power to swing through a juicy 9.7 hp and 7.7 pound-feet of torque.
According to a report from MotorcycleCruiser, The engine will also feature a longer stroke and narrower bore – perfect for hooning around in the lower range of the power band.
Oh, and the pert little simian will also have an extra transmission gear; it can now count to five.
Who says monkeys can’t evolve?
Here’s a list of the Specs that we’ve got so far:
Engine: SOHC single-cylinder, air-cooled
Seat Height: 30.6”
Front Suspension: Non-adjustable 32mm inverted fork with 3.9” of travel
Rear Suspension: Twin Shock with 4.1” of travel
Fuel Capacity: 1.5 gal.
Wet Weight: ~232 lb.
The 2022 Honda Monkey comes in two colors – Pearl Black and Banana Yellow – and will be going for the nifty price of $4,199 USD.
Stay tuned for updates, and try not to have too much fun on these things (no guarantees).