Honda has officially announced that the Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models are all set to arrive in the US market. These will be made available to the customers for the 2019 model year.
Honda last year stopped Monkey due to Emission Norms updates and lack of sales
Both motorcycles were first showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show last September. Their models have been designed keeping in mind the enthusiastic subcultures and at the same time closely based on iconic motorcycles from Honda’s past.
The American Honda also announced that it will soon restart the production of Monkey because last year it was stopped due to Emission Norms updates and lack of sales. The new monkey will be built on similar platforms like Grom, Trail, the Z50 or MSX 125.
The Monkey will be powered by a 125cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine. This engine generates 9.3bhp of power at 7,000 rpm and 11Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm. The glossy 5.6-litre fuel tank is finished in the same colour as the frame.
|o Monkey: Banana Yellow, Pearl Nebula Red
o Monkey ABS: Pearl Nebula Red
|o Monkey: $3,999
o Monkey ABS: $4,199
|• Availability: October|
SUPER CUB C125 ABS
It features a 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, fuel injection, a comfortable seat, and ABS brakes. In 2017, it created production milestone of 100 million units, making it the highest-selling motor vehicle in the world.
|Colours: Pearl Niltava Blue|
|• Target Price: $3,599|
|• Availability: January 2019|
Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications said:
Since our ‘You Meet the Nicest People’ campaign of the ’60s, Honda has produced fun, confidence-inspiring models that attract new customers to the joy of motorcycling while introducing new ways for existing enthusiasts to express themselves and interact. With the 2019 Monkey and Super Cub C125, ‘The Power of Nice’ returns. We’re continuing the tradition of offering American customers machines that are simultaneously nostalgic and up-to-date, and that beg to be ridden and personalized. We’re eager to see how our customers use these bikes to extend ‘The Power of Nice’ to the next generation.