The 2018 Honda Monkey Revives a 1970s Classic Vehicle

 - May 16, 2018
References: hondanews.eu & blessthisstuff
The original Honda Monkey has long been an icon of the 1970s, being first produced in 1961, but a new 2018 revival of the classic mini-bike aims to bring a more modern tweak to the design. Preserving the original design was a key concern for Honda, and the mini-bike manages to maintain the trapezoid silhouette highlights, the compact length and the simple curved surfaces. The paint schemes also draw heavily from the vehicle's history as they echo classic car paint jobs from the 1970s era.

While the stylings of the 2018 Honda Monkey fall on more classic conventions, the performance of the vehicle is incredibly modern. The mini-bike is powered by a 125 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that is capable of 9.3 bhp at 7,000 rpm. The frame is now made of steel and features USD forks, twin rear shocks and 12-inch diameter tires. Finally, all the lighting features of the 2018 Honda Monkey have been revamped with LEDs for peak performance