Limited Edition 50cc Monkey Leisure Bike in CB750F Colors

December 2, 2004, Japan


December 2, 2004—Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the release of a special edition of the popular 50cc Monkey leisure bike, featuring the distinctive colors of the CB750F, a bike Freddie Spencer*1rode to victory at the 1982 AMA*2 Daytona Superbike 100. With a production run of 2,500 units, the new bike will be a special limited edition and available starting Friday, December 3, 2004.

This special edition Monkey features CB750F colors on various parts of the bike: a striped-silver tank, dauntless black handlebars, muffler, turn signals, and mirrors, and a striking red and black rear suspension. Topped by a special seat with a carbon-like surface, the new Monkey also bears Freddie Spencer’s signature on a tank sticker and the key. The special edition Monkey will provide great riding pleasure and owner satisfaction. Since being released in 1967, the Monkey has been a hit with countless riders spanning a varied customer profile, thanks to its appealing, compact body, environment-friendly 4-stroke engine, and a 4-speed gear shift for big-bike style performance.

  • *1Wins 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship in 1983; wins both the 250cc and 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championships in 1985.
  • *2American Motorcyclist Association
Special edition Monkey

Special edition Monkey

●Annual sales target (Japan): 2,500 units
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price : ¥210,000 (・200,000 before consumption tax)
  • *Prices are for reference only and do not include insurance, taxes (except consumption tax) registration or other fees.


Model Name Honda Monkey
Model Type Honda BA-AB27
L x W x H (m) 1.365×0.600×0.850
Wheelbase (m) 0.895
Ground Clearance (m) 0.150
Seat Height (m) 0.660
Vehicle Weight (kg) 63
Dry Weight (kg) 58
Number of Riders 1
Turning Radius (m) 1.4
Engine Type AB27E, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder
Displacement (cm3) 49
Bore x Stroke (mm) 39.0×41.4
Compression Ratio 10.0
Max. Power output (kW[PS]/rpm) 2.3[3.1]/7,500
Max. Torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm) 3.1[0.32]/6,000
Fuel Consumption (km/L) 90.0 (30km/h at constant altitude)
Carburetor Type PB3J
Starter Primary kick
Ignition CDI-type magnetic ignition
Lubrication Force-feed and splash
Oil Capacity (L) 4.5
Clutch Wet single plate with coil springs
Transmission Constant mesh, 4-speed return
Gear ratios 1 3.272
2 1.937
3 1.350
4 1.043
Reduction (Primary/Final) 4.312/2.384
Caster Angle (degrees) /Trail (mm) 25°00′/42
Tire Size Front 3.50-8 35J
Rear 3.50-8 35J
Brake Front Mechanical, leading/trailing
Rear Mechanical, leading/trailing
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Swing arm
Frame Backbone