1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665

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Lot 685
1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike'
Registration no. not registered Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,559) inc. premium
1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike'
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. Z50J-2302685
Engine no. Z50JE-2202665
With the launch of the CZ100 in 1960, Honda created the class of machine known as 'monkey bikes', so called because of their diminutive stature. The power unit was the C100 step-thru's reliable four-stroke single. 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. In 1978 the Z50J Monkey was heavily revised with a larger fuel tank, front and rear racks, 12-volt CDI ignition, manual clutch and a four-speed gearbox, becoming the more aggressive looking 'Gorilla'. 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 stunning and rare Z50J Gold Limited Edition was imported in 2020 and is described by the vendor as in good original condition. A great Christmas present for the kids!

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1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665
1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665
1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665
1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665
1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665
1996 Honda 49cc Z50J Gold Limited Edition 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50J-2302685 Engine no. Z50JE-2202665
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