Honda to End 50-Year History of Monkey Motorcycle


Tokyo, March 24 (Jiji Press)—Honda Motor Co. said Friday that it will cease the production of the Monkey, a 50-cc motorcycle, at the end of August, putting an end to its 50-year history.

A special edition of the Monkey produced to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. The model will be discontinued in August 2017. (Courtesy Honda Motor Co.; © Jiji)

The Japanese company made the decision as the domestic market for small motorcycles, mainly scooters, has been shrinking and it is difficult for the Monkey to meet increasingly tighter emissions regulations.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press Honda motorcycle