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Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Honda Monkey First Ride

Looking for an authentic, iconic ride? While not many motorcycles can fit into this category, the 2018 Honda Monkey most certainly can and it's back for 2018 - boasting 125cc of captivating, smile-infusing biking.

Though the Honda Monkey has only recently landed at our showroom at Blade Honda, it's become evident why it's fast becoming a popular choice for commuters. Recently reviewed by Jordan Gibbs from MCN (Motorcycle News), he has had nothing but a positive experience from it, concluding “For riding around town, the little Monkey is quite simply brilliant. It's so small, light and nimble that it slips through traffic with ease but unlike other dreary commuting bikes, it’s a laugh a minute”.

Originally designed as a 49cc child's plaything, this 70's classic bike has been bought back to life but with a modern twist, redefined for the contemporary city rider looking for a funky, compact and nimble town run-around. While you'll find that the styling, paint and chromed parts draw heavily from the original, the new Monkey comes with a 125cc air-cooled, fuel-injected engine delivering a brilliant 189mpg!

However, don't be fooled by the classic looks. With a handy LCD dash, premium LED lighting throughout and an IMU-based ABS that prevents rear wheel lift, you won't lack any of the latest technology. That aside, the new Monkey also comes armed with a four-speed gearbox, the smoothest throttle and an ultra soft suspension that arms riders with a fun, light, yet agile bike to cut through traffic in the busy urban landscape, getting you where you need to – fast!

Check out MCN's Jordan Gibbs fun Honda Monkey YouTube review here and if you have any further questions, leave us a message here or contact us at our Abingdon dealership on 01235 550 055, Stratford Upon Avon dealership on 01789 208 960 or our Swindon dealership on 01793 425 750 to speak to a member of our team.