The Honda Monkey thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Kommando, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    Who else is planning to get one?

    Does Honda plan to offer a 2-seater?
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  2. Heatery

    Heatery Worry free by mile 3.

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    If I hadn't just bought my Tiger........

    Aside from that. Honda is right on the money. People who grew up on motorcycles and can slide into a large bike are getting harder to find. An unassuming, non scary, inexpensive motorcycle that has vintage roots is just what north America needs to get people out of the fear of riding motorcycles. It's hard to get over fear when the bike is bigger than you.

    Mr. Munch a Lot,
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  3. CardinalDirection

    CardinalDirection Adventurer

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    The monkey? No. The Honda cub? YES though I wish it was the 2018 version so I could just have a regular key and kickstart. But we shall see.
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  4. BigTony

    BigTony Been here awhile

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    It will be impossible for me to resist this, even though it’s overpriced

    I grew up on a z50r and still have it.. I don’t think we even maintained it when I was a kid but the thing still starts right up and runs like a top
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  5. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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  6. FoggRider

    FoggRider Been here awhile

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    The guy with a gorilla avatar created a thread about the Honda Monkey.

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  7. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Want.

    A yellow one. Because I didn't own one when I was a kid.

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  8. bultacobill

    bultacobill Been here awhile

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    I like it and would get one but $4,000 would buy plenty of vintage Honda minis. Too much money but it’s pretty awesome.
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  9. Canyon Rider

    Canyon Rider Been here awhile

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    I can see 2 mods I will do to mine. Mill those mounts for the fork protectors off and get some fork gaiters. Paint the tank. I want it to look like my 70.

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  10. TiWorld

    TiWorld John

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    As BT stated above, I’ll get one even though it’s overpriced. The bike my parents wouldn’t let me have—have to get it! Just wish they were available now.
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  11. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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  12. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    +1

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  13. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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  14. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Leg Humper

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    Have a 2017 GROM that uses the same motor, unless I am mistake. Not even broken in yet & according to online conversion tables I am getting 140 mpg :rofl
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  15. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    If that thing gets a true 189 MPG, I'll get one.
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  16. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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  17. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    I'm buying two. I mean you gotta have an extra for the son, wife (maybe), girlfriend, friend, dad, brother, etc don't you?
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  18. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    That is odd they didn't replicate the paint scheme with the color on the bottom.. Here's my '70 in '90 with my son on it.

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  19. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    If it gets an actual 157 miles per US gallon, that's good enough reason for me to get serious. But, here in Hawaii, the fees are going to be much higher.
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  20. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard Assventure rider

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    Put my deposit down at Southern Honda Powersports yesterday. First (and second) in line!
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