1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619

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Lot 101
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike'
Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619

Sold for € 3,450 (US$ 4,003) inc. premium
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike'
Frame no. Z50M-101569
Engine no. Z50ME-101619

Footnotes

  • With the launch of the Z100 in 1961, Honda created the class of motorcycle known as 'Monkey Bikes', so called because of their diminutive stature. They were originally intended for children to ride at amusement parks, and only later did Honda develop a road-going version. The engine was the C100 step-thru moped's reliable four-stroke single, while an ultra-short wheelbase, 5" wheels and a lack of suspension were all features of a machine which, in the case of the folding handlebar version, could be fitted into the boot of a car.

    The machine offered here is an example of Honda's first commercial 'Monkey Bike' design, the Z50, the first road model to be sold in Japan. The Z50M featured the overhead-camshaft engine from the C50 step-thru moped and was made in various forms in 1967.

    Built for the Japanese market, this example benefits from an 'A+' restoration and is ready to use, having been rebuilt using only NOS and OEM Honda parts (it still retains its original and rare tartan seat). Offered with Belgian registration papers.
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1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
1967 Honda Z50M 'Monkey Bike' Frame no. Z50M-101569 Engine no. Z50ME-101619
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