The new Honda Monkey bike paint-schemes make us wish we lived in Japan.

We understand completely why you can’t buy one in the UK, but that doesn’t stop us lusting after them.

Certain members of the Motofire team have some extremely fond memories of looking longingly at the dudes and dudesses (?) bombing around the resorts of the South of France on their tiny little ‘beach bikes’ when we were a kid on holiday.

Yamaha Chappy

Yamaha Chappy

Whether it’s a Yamaha Chappy or the Honda Monkey, we still can’t get the twisted, romantic notion of cruising the beach front on our ridiculous little bikes out of our minds.

Now Honda have gone and made this even worse by releasing their new colourways for their 2016 Monkey bikes in Japan.

We challenge you *not* to want one of these!

Honda Monkey - 'Harvest Beige'

Honda Monkey – ‘Harvest Beige’

Honda Monkey - 'Plasma Yellow'

Honda Monkey – ‘Plasma Yellow’

Honda Monkey - 'Graphite Black'

Honda Monkey – ‘Graphite Black’



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    Tim M

    February 8, 2016 at 14:00

    Also makes me wish for once that I wasn’t 6’4″..

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    February 8, 2016 at 19:25

    Haha, for us it makes us wish that we weren’t that three stone overweight!

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