The new and upgraded 2022 Honda Monkey ABS is here. The upgraded Monkeys execution window has been expanded by a new engine and 5-speed transmission.
Pros (Honda Monkey)
- 5-speed gear box
- ABS (Antilock Breaking System)
- More fun in minimum size
- New 125 cc long-stroke engine
- Upgraded version of classic design
Cons (Honda Monkey)
- When you ride the bike for the first time, feels odd dynamically because of short 45-inch wheelbase.
- An interstate flier does not make by little motor.
The new Honda Monkey ABS comes with a long-stroke 125cc engine and with a higher 10:1 compression ratio and 5-speed gearbox or you can call it transmissions.
The bike is available in 2 colors, the Pearl Black and the Banana Yellow, and comes with ABS.
The older version of Monkey had a 4-speed gearbox and now a couple of years back, Honda has introduced its new upgraded 2022 Honda Monkey ABS with a 5-speed gearbox which makes the bike even more versatile.
A new 125cc engine and 10:1 higher compression ratio increases its power and makes the zippy performance of the bike. It comes with standard ABS. To have some fun monkeying around and to get around town, the Monkey ABS is a perfect way.
Updates for 2022 Honda Monkey
The manual transmission has been upgraded to 5-speed in 2022 Monkey, higher top speed, standard ABS, and bold acceleration, all these things have been upgraded by Honda in 2022 Monkey, and all these updates that riders are wanted.
The new Honda Monkey ABS shares its key engine specification with the new 2022 Honda Grom (sibling of Honda Monkey) which includes a smaller bore and a longer stroke.
In the previous Honda Monkey, the bore and stroke were 52.4mm x 57.9mm but now in 2022 Honda Monkey, the bore is smaller that is 50mm and the stroke is longer that is 63.1mm.
The new Honda Monkey comes with a 10:1 higher compression ratio and also included standard ABS (Antilock Breaking System).
The older version was available in red and blue color and now the new 2022 version is available in yellow and black color.
The base MSRP of Honda Monkey is $4,199 which includes ABS. There are no other variants to choose from, you can only choose between the Banana Yellow and Pearl Black colors. In the older version of Honda Monkey, the ABS was optional for $200.
Rivals and competition of Honda Monkey
Specification: Engine, Performance, and Overview specs
The Honda Monkey ABS is powered by a 124.9cc SOHC, air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine which develops 9.25bhp @6,750rpm and 11Nm @5,500rpm.
The Monkey comes with a 5-speed gearbox or you can call it transmission with multiplate wet clutch and with standard ABS. The bike is SOHC with two valves per cylinder and a chain drive type.
Homo Sapiens could have how much fun on a motorcycle showed by the first Honda Monkey to the world in the 1960s. The horsepower and torque of Honda Monkey are based on the new 2022 Honda Grom.
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Handling and Maneuverability
Monkey has a short 45-inch wheelbase so in the handling department, you will likely feel pretty perky. The handlebar is very lightweight and comfortable which turns the bike right and left in the slightest tug.
This bike provides you with a comfortable and unique riding experience and that’s what the Monkey is manufactured for. Talking about suspensions, the bike featured USD forks at the front and a twin shock absorber at the rear.
The tires wrapped on wheels have 130mm width at the rear and 120mm width at the front assisted by standard ABS. The size of wheels is 12-inch each.
The handlebars are very lightweight so you won’t feel any type of weight and you can easily and comfortably ride the 2022 Monkey ABS.
Brakes and Safety
The twin-piston front disc brake calipers in Monkey ABS are ubiquitous and better than retro drums. The rear brake is a Single 190mm hydraulic disc and the front brake is a Single 220mm hydraulic disc; ABS. It has IMU control that reduces the rear wheel lift under braking.
As is all-inclusive now, in all conditions, both discs are cross-penetrated for steady execution. when you pull the front lever to break, it would be pretty hard to get the ABS. If you want to venture into the dirt, the ABS is not released from a connection.
Comfort and Mileage
The 231-pound curb weight, low 30.5-inch seat, and standard handlebar makes the Monkey ABS comfortable and easy to ride.
For taller riders, there is not enough space on the cockpit but the riders who are 5-6 feet tall can easily and comfortably ride the bike.
The 775mm seat is designed for single riders and there are no passenger pegs provided in Monkey ABS. The Monkey ABS has a 1.5-gallon fuel tank, the bike gives mileage of 155 mpg.
Electronics and Technology
2022 Monkey ABS provides an LED headlight and taillight. The multifunction LCD panel shows speed, engine rpm, gear position, fuel level, clock, and has an odometer and a twin trip meter. Its nothing seems to be premium in the bike.
The 2022 Monkey ABS reflects the characteristic build quality of Honda.
Honda is providing a one-year factory warranty to its Monkey ABS customers. Including roadside assistance, Honda is providing an optional Honda care plan with additional coverage of five years with no mileage limits.
2021 Honda Monkey Specifications
|Engine Type||125cc, SOHC, air-cooled single; 2 valves per cylinder|
|Max Power||9.25bhp @6,750rpm|
|Max Torque||11Nm @5,500rpm|
|No. of Cylinders||single|
|Valve per Cylinder||2|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
|Frame||Steel-tube backbone chassis|
|Drive Type||Chain Drive|
|Starting||Self Start Only|
|Fuel Supply||Fuel Injection|
|Ignition||Full transistorized ignition|
|Gear Box||5 speed|
Features and Safety
|Anti Theft Alarm||No|
|Answer Back system||Yes|
Dimensions and Capacity
|Fuel Capacity||1.5 gal|
|Seat Height||30.5 in.|
|Ground Clearance||6.9 in.|
Electricals and Battery
|Indicators(Turn signal lamps)||LED|
|Battery Capacity||12 V, 3:5 Ah|
Chassis and Suspension
|Front Suspension||31mm USD fork; 3.9 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin shocks; 4.0 in. travel|
Tires and Brakes
|Front Tire Size||120/80-12|
|Rear Tire Size||130/80-12|
|Front Wheel||Cast aluminum; 12 in.|
|Rear Wheel||Cast aluminum; 12 in.|
|Front Brake||2-piston caliper, 220mm disc w/ ABS|
|Rear Brake||1-piston caliper, 190mm disc w/ ABS|
Some Comfort Features
|Engine Kill Switch||Yes|
|Answer Back System||Yes|