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Cut to Fit: RSD build a Honda Monkey for Wee Man

Customization can be about aesthetics and performance, but it can also be about making a motorcycle fit its rider better. This wild Honda Monkey from Roland Sands Design rolls all three approaches into one, with a build list to rival bikes twice its size. The Californian workshop built the Monkey for skateboarder, stunt performer and Jackass star Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuña. Jason used to ride mini-motocrossers as a kid, but he wanted to get back on two wheels—and this time on the street. So he app...
Tags: Facebook, ASV, Motorcycles, Tyga, Honda, Jason, Chris Wood, Roland, Brembo, Spiegler, Yoshimura, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Roland Sands, Roland Sands Design, Honda Monkey


Sailor’s Choice: A Monkey that flits between sea and shore

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. After all, it’s the foundation of business for brands such as Harley-Davidson and Indian, and model lines such as Triumph’s ‘modern classics’ and the BMW R nineT and R18. It’s also the driving force behind ‘Gorilla,’ the latest build from Bunker, the prolific custom powerhouse based in Istanbul. Mert and Can Uzer, the brothers behind Bunker, were inspired by their customer’s reminiscing—which dates back to an early fascination with minibikes in the 1970s....
Tags: Motorcycles, Greek Islands, Harley Davidson, Bunker, Puig, ALP, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert, Honda Monkey, Bazzaz, Honda cafe racer, Istanbul Mert, Vieux Port de Cannes, Harley Fat Boy


Speed Read, 13 December 2020

It’s all about Honda this week, with a Gundam-inspired limited edition Monkey from Thailand, a murdered-out Dommie from Sweden, and a crisp XR650 supermotard from Italy. The outlier is a modern BMW GS sidecar rig that could transport two in comfort from one end of a continent to another. Honda Dominator by Gorm Taube The evergreen Dommie is a brilliant bike for modification: it’s tough, has excellent parts support, and is relatively cheap and easy to find. This stealthy custom is one of th...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Usa, England, Sweden, US, Thailand, Motorcycles, Italy, Netherlands, Bmw, Honda, Washington State, Volvo, Pacific Northwest, Gothenburg


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 15 March, 2020

A very slick BMW K100 from Lithuania, a funky Honda Monkey from California, and a Harley-Davidson sidecar rig built in Poland—up for sale for a million dollars. Honda Monkey Z50R Back in 1979, Honda realized people were actually racing their Honda Monkeys. So they released the Z50R—a sportier version of the Z50A with BMX-style bars, a new seat and a different fuel tank. This Z50R’s been hopped up even more, and it sure looks like the most pint-sized fun you could have. It belongs to Califo...
Tags: Japan, California, Ebay, Germany, Motorcycles, Ducati, Poland, Bmw, Honda, Lithuania, Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Eric, Matt, Daytona, Custom Motorcycles


The Adventurists Add Monkey Run Romania to the List

The Adventurists Have Another Monkey Run Ready There’s a group of crazy guys who do awesome things. They’re known as The Adventurists. They’ve put on many crazy events all around the world. The wildest two-wheeled adventure out there is known as the Monkey Run. In the past, they’ve put on runs in Morocco, Peru, and Mongolia, but now they’ve added Romania dates to their list on the website for 2020. The runs are performed on old 50cc Honda Monkeys. These bikes are designed for kids, not mountain...
Tags: Motorcycles, Romania, Honda, Mongolia, Jim, Motorcycle News, Deva, Honda Monkey, Sighetu Marmatiei, Monkey Run, Morocco Peru, Transfaragasan Highway Dracula, Berca Mud Volcano


The 2020 Honda Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take on Each Model

Honda Continues to Expand & Improve its Lineup For 2020, Honda motorcycles has one of its best lineups in a while. The company came out with a new Fireblade at EICMA 2019 and the company has plenty of fun and sometimes goofy smaller-displacement models. It’s true what they say, you do meet nice people on a Honda. Is the motorcycle company always pushing the envelope in the way I would want them to? No, but I’m not dissatisfied with what they do offer. The Africa Twin, CBR-1000RR-R, and the Gold...
Tags: Monkey, Canada, Motorcycles, EC, Honda, Harley Davidson, Dakar, DCT, Africa Twin, Honda Africa Twin, Honda Monkey, Honda Super Cub, Model lineups, Gold Wing, Neo Sports Cafe, 2020 Motorcycle Models


Heavy Hitter: K-Speed scales up with an XJR 1300 café racer

We’ve seen some truly out-the-box builds come from K-Speed. They’ve done everything from Honda Monkey cafe racers to a Yamaha XSR155 that looks ready for the apocalypse. But Thailand’s busiest custom shop knows how to play with the big stuff too. This Yamaha XJR 1300 was built for a customer in Phuket. It’s so tastefully executed, it’s downright unassuming—but park it next to a stock XJR, and the drastically revised silhouette immediately becomes apparent. A stock XJR 1300 is not ugly: it’...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Honda, Phuket, Yamaha, Custom Motorcycles, Yamaha motorcycles, Nissin, Yamaha XJR1300, NGK, Biltwell Inc, Honda Monkey, K-Speed, Yamaha cafe racer, Metzeler Roadtec, Diablo Custom


Lil’ Bikes Restoration – Where Mini-Hondas Go to be Reborn

Restoring Mini Hondas with Museum-Level Attention to Detail There are the kind of minibikes that I race in the Pullstart Racing League —mashed-together ugly things that remind you of what a punk rock band would look like if it took minibike form—and then there are the little bikes that Tracy Schooler and his wife Kellie restore at their shop Lil’ Bikes Restoration.  Lil’ Bikes Restoration is a specialty Honda Z50 and CT70 restoration motorcycle shop based in Brownsburg, Indiana. It’s r...
Tags: Features, Motorcycles, Tracy, Honda, Kellie, Motorcycle Industry Council, Honda Monkey, Brownsburg Indiana, Honda CT70, Lil' Bikes Restoration, Hodna Z50, Tracy Schooler, Lil ' Bikes Restoration Lil ' Bikes Restoration, Tabb Adams, Honda Mini Motorcycle Heaven


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 20 October, 2019

Not one but two incredible BMW builds, plus a wild Honda dual sport scooter, a rare Egli-Triumph track bike, and a muscular Honda CBX from Tokyo. Buckle up! Honda X-ADV by Officine GP Design If you don’t know what the X-ADV is, get ready to have your mind blown: It’s an adventure scooter that Honda released in 2016. Yes, this neo-futuristic cafe racer started out as a scooter (and a dual-sport one at that). Our compadres over at Return of the Cafe Racers don’t go into too much detail on h...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Ducati, Tokyo, Bmw, Honda, Kawasaki, Crosby, Ben, Brembo, CNC, Beemer, Egli, SolidWorks, Moto Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles


Gorilla Racer: A Honda Monkey 125 with attitude

K-Speed is one of the busiest shops in the business, turning out customs at a head-spinning rate. That’s because they’re also one of Thailand’s largest aftermarket parts suppliers, so they know a thing or two about production. That being said, we’ve never seen K-Speed build the same type of bike twice. Until now, that is. This Honda Monkey-based mini-cafe racer is a twist on a minimoto we’ve featured previously…but with a few tasty enhancements. K-Speed boss Eak has a soft spot for the Mon...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Honda, Gorilla, Brembo, CNC, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Honda Monkey, K-Speed


Little Ripper! K-Speed’s Honda Monkey cafe racer

K-Speed is one of the greatest success stories of the modern custom scene. Like a hit factory from the golden era of pop, the Thai company churns out hit after hit. We’ve seen what they can do with BMWs, Triumphs and Honda Cubs—and now it’s the turn of the funky little Honda Monkey 125, launched less than a year ago. With eleven branches spread throughout Thailand, K-Speed is a major industry player in its local market. But even more incredibly, they built over 40 customs last year—releasi...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Honda, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Honda Monkey, K-Speed, Honda cafe racer, Honda Cubs


Monkey on your back (porch) – Honda’s classic minibike returns to the U.S. market

2019 Honda Monkey. Photos courtesy American Honda. Once a preferred platform for those learning to ride a motorcycle, Honda’s Z50A “monkey bike” hasn’t been offered to U.S. consumers since 1979, when the model was replaced by the off-road-only Z50R. That changes in October, as Honda recently announced its aptly named 2019 Monkey will be sold through U.S. dealers, and available with or without anti-lock brakes. ABS-equipped Monkey, in Pearl Nebula Red. Named for the way a fullsize rider looks ...
Tags: Canada, United States, Autos, Tokyo, Honda, Honda Motorcycles, Hemmings Daily, Hemmings Motor News, Resurrections And Continuations, Power of Nice, Motorcycles And Scooters, Monkey Bikes, Honda Monkey, Lee Edmunds, Super Cub, Motorcycle Communications


Europe, Japan will have barrels of fun with Honda’s tiny 2018 Monkey bike

The 2018 Honda Monkey bike has roots in a Tokyo amusement park. Until 2017, the Monkey bike had a 49cc motor. The new model changes the formula with meaningful upgrades and updates, but the spirit and purpose remain the same. The post Europe, Japan will have barrels of fun with Honda’s tiny 2018 Monkey bike appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tokyo, Honda, Europe Japan, Honda Monkey, 2018 Honda Monkey bike


Honda Riding Assist-e Concept & Honda Monkey 125 at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show – Live

The Honda Riding Assist-e Concept and the Honda Monkey 125 have made their...
Tags: Autos, Tokyo, Honda, Honda Motorcycles, Honda Riding Assist, Honda Monkey, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show


Honda Monkey 125 concept makes its world premiere in Vietnam

Honda Monkey 125 concept is based on the Honda MSX 125. Honda Vietnam has...
Tags: Autos, Vietnam, Honda, Honda Motorcycles, Honda Monkey, Honda Vietnam


Honda Monkey 50th anniversary edition announced for Japan

The first Honda Monkey Z50M was released in 1967. Commemorating the original...
Tags: Japan, Autos, Honda, Honda Motorcycles, Honda Monkey