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!
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.