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MotorcyclesDecember 2, 2004
Limited Edition 50cc Monkey Leisure Bike in CB750F Colors

TOKYO, Japan, December 2, 2004 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the release of a special edition of the popular 50cc Monkey leisure bike, featuring the distinctive colors of the CB750F, a bike Freddie Spencer*1 rode to victory at the 1982 AMA*2 Daytona Superbike 100. With a production run of 2,500 units, the new bike will be a special limited edition and available in Japan starting Friday, December 3, 2004.

Special edition Monkey

This special edition Monkey features CB750F colors on various parts of the bike: a striped-silver tank, dauntless black handlebars, muffler, turn signals, and mirrors, and a striking red and black rear suspension. Topped by a special seat with a carbon-like surface, the new Monkey also bears Freddie Spencer’s signature on a tank sticker and the key. The special edition Monkey will provide great riding pleasure and owner satisfaction.

Since being released in 1967, the Monkey has been a hit with countless riders spanning a varied customer profile, thanks to its appealing, compact body, environment-friendly 4-stroke engine, and a 4-speed gear shift for big-bike style performance.

*1 Wins 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship in 1983; wins both the 250cc and 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championships in 1985.
*2 American Motorcyclist Association


Model name   Honda Monkey
Model type   Honda BA-AB27
L x W x H (m) 1.365×0.600×0.850
Wheelbase (m) 0.895
Ground clearance (m) 0.150
Seat height (m) 0.660
Vehicle weight (kg) 63
Dry weight (kg) 58
Number of riders   1
Turning radius (m) 1.4
Engine type   AB27E, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder
Displacement (cm3) 49
Bore x stroke (mm) 39.0×41.4
Compression ratio   10.0
Max. Power output (kW[PS]/rpm) 2.3[3.1]/7,500
Max. torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm) 3.1[0.32]/6,000
Fuel consumption (km/L) 90.0 (30km/h at constant altitude)
Carburetor type   PB3J
Starter   Primary kick
Ignition   CDI-type magnetic ignition
Lubrication   Force-feed and splash
Oil Capacity (L) 4.5
Clutch   Wet single plate with coil springs
Transmission   Constant mesh, 4-speed return
Gear Ratios 1 3.272
2 1.937
3 1.350
4 1.043
Reduction (Primary/Final) 4.312/2.384
Caster angle (degrees) /Trail (mm) 25°00´/42
Tire size Front 3.50-8 35J
Rear 3.50-8 35J
Brake Front Mechanical, leading/trailing
Rear Mechanical, leading/trailing
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Swing arm
Frame Backbone

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