2022 Honda Monkey ABS Guide for Buyers

2022 Honda Monkey ABS Guide for Buyers

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.

Honda Monkey
2022 Honda Monkey ABS (Banana Yellow). Honda

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

The rivals and competitors of 2022 Honda Monkey are Kawasaki Z125 pro, Yamaha TW200, and Benelli TNT 135

2022 Honda Monkey ABS Guide for Buyers
2022 Honda Monkey ABS (Pearl Black). Honda

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.

2022 Honda Monkey ABS Guide for Buyers
2022 Monkey ABS

Build Quality

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 and Transmission

Engine Type125cc, SOHC, air-cooled single; 2 valves per cylinder
Max Power 9.25bhp @6,750rpm
Max Torque 11Nm @5,500rpm
No. of Cylinderssingle
Valve per Cylinder2
Cooling SystemAir Cooled
ClutchWet, multiplate
Compression Ratio10:1
FrameSteel-tube backbone chassis
Drive TypeChain Drive
StartingSelf Start Only
Fuel SupplyFuel Injection
IgnitionFull transistorized ignition
Gear Box5 speed
Bore50 mm
Stroke63.1 mm

Features and Safety

Anti Theft AlarmNo
Answer Back systemYes
IMU ControlYes
Cruise ControlNo
Charging PointNo

Dimensions and Capacity

Length1710 mm
Width755 mm
Height1030 mm
Trail3.2 inches
Fuel Capacity1.5 gal
Seat Height30.5 in.
Ground Clearance6.9 in.
Wheelbase45.0 in.
Weight231 lb.

Electricals and Battery

Indicators(Turn signal lamps)LED
Battery Capacity12 V, 3:5 Ah

Chassis and Suspension

ChassisSteel-tube backbone
Front Suspension31mm USD fork; 3.9 in. travel
Rear SuspensionTwin shocks; 4.0 in. travel

Tires and Brakes

Front Tire Size120/80-12
Rear Tire Size130/80-12
Tire TypeTubeless
Front WheelCast aluminum; 12 in.
Rear WheelCast aluminum; 12 in.
Front Brake2-piston caliper, 220mm disc w/ ABS
Rear Brake1-piston caliper, 190mm disc w/ ABS

Some Comfort Features

Electric StartYes
Engine Kill SwitchYes
Answer Back SystemYes

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