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
|●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|
|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|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||39.0×41.4|
|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)|
|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|
|Caster Angle (degrees) /Trail (mm)||25°00′/42|
|Tire Size||Front||3.50-8 35J|