Bonhams : 1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111

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Lot 598N
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike'
Registration no. not registered Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111

Sold for £ 2,760 (US$ 3,489) inc. premium
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike'
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. Z50J-1111926
Engine no. Z50JE-1111
With the launch of the CZ100¬ in 1960, Honda created the class known as 'monkey bikes', so called because of their diminutive stature. The power unit was the C100 step-thru's reliable four-stroke single, while an ultra-short wheelbase, small wheels, and a vestigial fuel tank were all features of a machine which, in the case of the folding handlebar version, could be fitted into the boot of a car. An important milestone in Monkey development was reached in 1974 with the launch of the Z50J, which featured front and rear suspension like a 'proper' motorcycle while retaining the overhead-camshaft engine and 8" wheels, first seen on the Z50M and Z50A respectively. Immensely popular as paddock transport the world over, Monkeys are currently much in vogue, with a flourishing owners club in the UK, and original examples of these charismatic little machines can only become increasingly collectible.

This Z50J was restored by German Ducati specialists Desmo Classico in January 2018 having covered 3,851 kilometres since a previous restoration. Decommissioned and drained of fluids, the machine will require re-commissioning to a greater or lesser extent and thus is sold strictly as viewed. Accompanying documentation consists of a Honda DE 1976 guarantee, Moped ID card, invoice for the Desmo Classico restoration, and numerous bills for parts.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is Z50JE-1111898.
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1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
1976 Honda 49cc Z50J 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-1111926 Engine no. Z50JE-1111
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