Honda Monkey 125 ABS - 2018

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  1. Seeside

    Seeside Adventurer

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    Honda Monkey 125 ABS

    - ABS
    - Single-seater
    - LED front- and backlight
    - Digital instruments

    Confirmed for europe.

    I think same engine like the Grom.


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  2. Gone Troppo

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  3. YJake

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    I'd buy that over a GROM and as a replacement to the SL100 in my garage.

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    bjorn240 Good with a map!

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    If I weren't married, I'd marry that motorcycle. As it is, I'll just buy one. And one for each of my best two friends. That is bang-on perfect.
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  5. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Skidmarkart Dirty Middle Age Man Supporter

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  7. GodWhomIsMike

    GodWhomIsMike The Neon Rider Rocking The 250

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    ABS on a 125cc? Is that even necessary? I can't even lock up my Rebel 250 if I purposely try to.
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  8. GodWhomIsMike

    GodWhomIsMike The Neon Rider Rocking The 250

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    That bike looks like a lot of fun tho.
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  9. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Motorcycle ADD Supporter

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    Very cool, but is it just me or does some engineer need to be reprimanded for the three inch gap between the seat and fuel tank? Other than that, it's bad ass. They will sell a cargo ship full of these things!

    *And MORE importantly, in the background of the fifth and sixth picture, is that a 250 with "Bold New Graphics" or new, bigger dual sport?!
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  10. Dao1

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  11. YJake

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    I'm sure it'll be snug up against the tank as soon as you sit on it :D.

    Very cool idea on Honda's part, let's hope they see fit to sell these in the USA. It would be perfect for running short errands around town and teaching new riders how to ride, which is what I use my SL100 for currently. The idea of an extra 25cc, disc brakes, electronic ignition, 12v electronics, tubeless tires, real front forks and EFI is all too enticing.

    I could add it as an accessory to the Z900RS I plan to buy at the local moto-megamart next year.

    "And I'll add a monkey to that order too" :rofl

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  13. Eddy Alvarez

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  14. Dao1

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    Damn! Good job posting that.
    Yea, man ...It's looks legit. They nailed it.
    I bet $100 that to the general public, not a soul will even know that it's a brand new bike.

    and yea, the early Z50a had bars you could fold down.

    imo, i think this bike will be a big hit among the college campus crowd. it's got enough funk and style similar to the ruckus, which is everywhere on any university, usa
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  15. Eddy Alvarez

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    Not trying to divert, but still hoping for this one as well that never made it to production.

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  16. Super Sneaky Steve

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    125 seems too big for a little kid but but it looks sized right for a 10 year old. Not sure who would buy it.
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  17. Dao1

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    IF you notice, this bike is street legal.
    So it's market target is for riders with m/c licenses.

    Of course one can choose to buy one for a kid, but imo,
    kids will be better off riding dirt bikes, if for nothing else, they don't need a license to ride it offroad. And many of the dirt bikes have auto clutches,
    so a new rider don't have such a steep learning curve
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  18. vainamoinen

    vainamoinen Bumblebee master

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    Oh my God!
    Are they relaunching the Super Cub?
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  19. Dao1

    Dao1 Long timer

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    in my mind....this is a Honda Super Cub...
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    but HONDA plans to produce a 2018 super cub - but it's all ELECTRIC
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  20. jazzmans

    jazzmans fickt euch

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    I remember learning to ride on one of those back in the seventies, then I saw Vanishing Point, and the hippy/desert rat had just thrown one on top of the roof...

    Me want a monkey!
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