Honda to Bring Monkey and Super Cub C125 to U.S.

Aug 31, 2018 View Comments by

2019 Honda Monkey

American Honda has announced that the Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models will be made available in the U.S. Both are reminiscent of Honda’s iconic previous models such as the Mini Trail, Z50, and more-recent Grom. Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications, said, “We’re continuing the tradition of offering American customers machines that are simultaneously nostalgic and up-to-date, and that beg to be ridden and personalized.”

2019 Super Cub C125 ABS
2019 Honda Super Cub C125Since the 1958 introduction of the first Super Cub C100, the iconic model and its descendants have enticed many new riders to motorcycling with its approachable, stylish design and utilitarian performance. Although U.S. importation of the model ended in 1974, American Honda is offering the 2019 Super Cub C125 ABS in celebration of its 60th anniversary. It will feature classic Super Cub styling with an S-letter silhouette and step-through design. The little motorcycle has a thrifty and quiet 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, fuel injection, a comfy seat, and ABS brakes. Offered in Pearl Niltava Blue at an estimated $3,599, it should be at dealers in January 2019.

2019 Monkey
While Honda’s 58-year history with the compact Z series captured the hearts of generations the world over, the 2019 Monkey is designed to build on that. The classic Monkey styling cues include simple, curved surfaces, and a trapezoid silhouette highlighting its compact length. The fuel tanks wear a historical 3-D “Old Wing”-design Honda logo. Chrome steel high-mount fenders, plus the evocatively stamped exhaust shield, circular mirrors, and high-rise handlebar are all reminiscent of the original. The Monkey is powered by a modern 125cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, and is available with optional ABS brakes. It comes in Banana Yellow and Pearl Nebula Red, while ABS models are only available in Pearl Nebula Red. Projected pricing for the Monkey: $3,999, and $4,199 for the Monkey ABS. Expected to be at dealers this October.

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