2022 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction

2007 Honda Z50 Monkey 40th Anniversary Mini Bike





Engine 50cc, single cylinder
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Body Work Motorcycle
Colour Red/Black
Trim Tartan
Wheels Steel
Brakes Drums


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Originally designed for a Japanese amusement park, Honda’s minuscule Z-series was launched in Japan in March 1964, with the first Z50M featuring a 50cc four-stroke engine. Nicknamed Monkey bikes because of their diminutive size, the Z-series proved so popular it continued in production until 1999. The Z50 evolved over the decades, gaining swing-arm rear suspension by 1972, while the overhead camshaft engine and four-speed automatic clutch transmission have been steadily refined. Thanks to the folding handlebars and tiny wheels, the Z50 proved extremely portable, easily fitting in the boot of a car, and became popular with commuters in Japan, who appreciated its reliability. Making a welcome return to the Australian market, Honda released a 40th Anniversary edition Z50 in 2007 complete with retro styling, a tartan seat and special graphite black paint. Priced at $3890 (plus on road costs), the 40th Anniversary model sold out quickly and has since become highly sought after by collectors, selling for multiples of the original asking price.