198x NMR Honda Super Monkey

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Post Sale Update: This NMR Super Monkey sold for $4,387 in Santa Monica, California on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

Over on the auction site, we’re handling an estate sale for someone who was clearly into small-displacement Japanese machines. There’s a lot of two-stroke repli-racers, but my favorite of the group is something I had never heard of before. Meet the Super Monkey!

It was extremely tough to find info on the Super Monkey, but this is what I’ve got: A company called New Monkey Racing built 50 Monkey-based baby racers and they were replicas of early 80s GP bikes – the Kawasaki KR500, Suzuki RGB500, Yamaha YZR500, and the Honda NSR500. I’ve also read that they made a Bimota replica, but I haven’t been able to find a photo of one of those.

It’s a kit that’s completely bolt-on – no modification required to the stock frame. The bodywork is an obvious change, but the kit also includes a subframe that converts the Monkey into a monoshock. Some sources say that the engines were modified, other sources don’t mention it, I don’t know for sure. All I know is that it’s rare, and it’s cool!

It’s got just 426 kilometers (266 miles) and it runs great.

When we were looking for comps, we could only find one in Belgium and they wanted about $14,000. The seller’s reserve on this was $4,000, and it’s just been met so this will sell! Find this Super Monkey for sale in Marina del Rey, California with bidding up to $4,000 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

Disclosure: Bike-urious is a partner in Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

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