1969 Honda Z50 ‘Monkey Bike’SOLD

Honda Z50 ‘Monkey Bike’

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The Monkey bike is the name given by Honda to one of their small, low-powered motorcycles introduced in the 1960s. The first Honda monkey was the 1961 Z100 with later Monkeys designated Z50. These vehicles all had a 4.5hp, 49cc single horizontal cylinder four-stroke engine and a seat height of less than 22 inches. The very first Monkey bikes did not have any suspension but this was soon added to the front forks. By 1974 when the Z50J was introduced, suspension had been added to the rear as well. The first Monkey bikes had 3.5x5" wheels, however later models had 3.5x8" wheels.
Part of a local private collection, this extremely rare example of the eponymous Monkey Bike has undergone a restoration in recent years to the tune of some £4,000. Presented today in great condition throughout, it has remained in standard road trim and completely unmodified. Difficult to find and great fun, these cheeky runabouts are now becoming very collectable.
 

Reference Number 224087

as of 6/4/2013

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Car 1969 Honda Z50 ‘Monkey Bike’
VIN Z50A147059 
Mileage 2,157 miles 
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