Honda’s retro-styled Monkey has been given a new engine as part of a range of updates for the 2022 model-year motorcycle. 

Inspired by the classic bike from the 1970s, the Monkey was revived in 2018 with many up-to-date touches but with the same retro looks. 

Now, it has been given a new 124cc air-cooled engine producing 9.3bhp and 11Nm of torque. Fitted with a revised catalyser, the new unit is now fully Euro 5 compliant, while a reshaped airbox helps to smooth out the airflow to the engine, promoting torque output in the process. 

The exhaust muffler has been changed from a three-chamber to a one-chamber design to help boost performance and create a more noticeable sound, too. 

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