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HONDA MONKEY 125

November,2018

Text and photos by © TYGA-Performance

Honda launched the global model Monkey 125 earlier this year and naturally, we at TYGA were keen to get our hands on the latest and greatest diminutive Honda . The Grom, from which a lot of the mechanical parts of the Monkey are borrowed, is a really fun bike to ride despite its small size and the Monkey promised to be more fun with its retro styling and more quality with its no expense spared build quality and price to match. So we quickly ordered our mini bike and within a few days a bright yellow and very shiny Monkey was sitting in our factory. After a few jaunts down the local roads, we focused our attention on What we could offer s to compliment this already very well turned out machine so  owners could individualize their ride to their own liking.

We quickly established what would and what would not fit from our existing product range and found out that with a different swing arm shaft, the Grom TYGA rear sets are a direct bolt on. Not only that, but the position is comfortable and natural and the rear sets are both unobtrusive as well as intricate in detail and don’t detract from the theme of the bike in general. For example, the rear brake master cylinder is discretely hidden behind the carbon heel guard and not left hanging out the back which is where it would normally want to be. The rear sets are available in clear (silver) and black anodized finish and have a range of slot colours to choose from making for a total of 10 combinations.

As well as the rear sets, we also have a few CNC machined parts ready to go. These include multi adjustable flip up brake and clutch levers, triple clamp bolt, and handlebar clamp.

We then looked at the most obvious component to change; the exhaust. Honda needed to pass Euro 5 emissions so understandably their exhaust is pretty quiet and no doubt clean, but it is also hideous to look at and astoundingly heavy for such a small bike to be burdened with.  Luckily, we already have a low level performance exhaust system that fits straight on. We have two versions of the low mount, one with a short silencer and another with a long type. 

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The only issue then is that there is a big ‘gone’ where the exhaust  was once located under the seat, and the Monkey is crying out for another side panel. Luckily, we have the technology (well access to it). The left side panel was sent off to Bangkok to be 3D scanned and with the resulting file we could then flip it and 3D print it. From this we made a mold, some mounting stays and carbon side panels to match the left side. We naturally then used this as an excuse to make a left side panel in carbon too so the two sides now match perfectly.

From experience and owner feedback, we knew that you can never have too much choice as a motorcycle owner, so we set about designing a version of our exhaust that runs along the same route as the stock one but much slimmer and more free flowing. The Maggot design seems to work on most bikes new or old and true to form it suited the Monkey too. This system not only gives more power than stock, it also is surprisingly quiet with its dB killer installed. Before signing the Maggot system off for production, we looked at the stock Honda exhaust and figured that in the interests of recycling, saving the planet and keeping costs down, we could install the quality stock Honda exhaust guard on our Maggot system and we have therefore provided removable stays for using this exhaust as shown in the photos. 

That said, it is not essential to have an exhaust guard installed at all, this being more an aesthetic decision because the exhaust is far away from the riders leg and shouldn’t cause any discomfort or burns in normal operation. Thus, TYGA exhaust choice number 3 was born. 

Three exhaust options is good but 5 is better. In the pursuit of more choice, we also offer two oval silencer versions for the high level exhaust, one is with a carbon sleeve and the other with a stainless one.

If you include with or without under cowl with the low mounts and with or without the exhaust guard, I make that 8 exhaust configurations. 

Time to move on to other products!

As you may have noticed, there are quite a few other parts besides the side covers which have been given the carbon treatment on our Monkey. These range from the air box covers, to the sprocket covers to the fenders.

The rear fender was supplied with a huge registration/license plate holder and this was really quite monstrous to look at and was not designed with lack of weight in mind. By substituting carbon fenders and using our tail tidy instead of the stock one, more weight savings can be had. The tail tidy can either be used with the stock chrome rear fender or our carbon one. What can’t be used is the stock registration/license plate holder hanging  off our lightweight carbon rear fender, but then why would you?

This project Monkey is a work in process and we have more products planned in the future such as upgraded brakes. We are also really looking for feedback and ideas from owners so don’t be shy in coming forward. For now, what we have tried to do is make an already unusual Honda unique and while at the same time improved its performance and reduced its weight. Watch this space for Monkey, Part 2.

Please find all our Monkey 125 Products used below:

 

Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High Level, Monkey 125, Moto Maggot

Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High Level, Monkey 125, Moto Maggot

Set, Pipe, Full Race System, Monkey 125, Moto Maggot This full race system has been specifically designed for the…

Model
EXPS-0104
Quantity
3
Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High Level, Monkey 125, Carbon Oval/Carbon End Cap

Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High Level, Monkey 125, Carbon Oval/Carbon End Cap

Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High Level, Monkey 125, Carbon Oval/Carbon End Cap This full race system has been…

Model
EXPS-0106
Quantity
10
Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High level, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap

Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High level, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap

Set, Pipe, Full Race System, High Level, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap This full race system has been…

Model
EXPS-0105
Quantity
10
Set, Pipe, Full System, Underbelly, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap, Long

Set, Pipe, Full System, Underbelly, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap, Long

Set, Pipe, Full System, Underbelly, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap, Long This full race system has been specifically…

Model
EXPS-0109
Quantity
10
Set, Pipe, Full System, Underbelly, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap, Short

Set, Pipe, Full System, Underbelly, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap, Short

Set, Pipe, Full System, Underbelly, Monkey 125, Stainless Oval/Carbon End Cap, Short This full race system has been specifically…

Model
EXPS-0110
Quantity
10
Special Set, Full System Underbelly Long, + Carbon Side Cover, Monkey 125

Special Set, Full System Underbelly Long, + Carbon Side Cover, Monkey 125

Special Set, Full System Underbelly Long, + Carbon Side Cover, Monkey 125 This full race system has been specifically…

Model
EXPS-0107
Quantity
10
Special Set, Full System Underbelly Short, + Carbon Side Cover, Monkey 125

Special Set, Full System Underbelly Short, + Carbon Side Cover, Monkey 125

Special Set, Full System Underbelly Short, + Carbon Side Cover, Monkey 125 This full race system has been specifically…

Model
EXPS-0108
Quantity
10
Front Fender, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018-

Front Fender, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018-

Front Fender, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct replacement for original part. Lighter and looks way, way…

Model
BPCF-7042
Quantity
8
Front Fender Support, Carbon, Monkey 125 2018-

Front Fender Support, Carbon, Monkey 125 2018-

Front Fender Support, Carbon, Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct replacement for original part. Lighter and looks way, way cooler!…

Model
BPCX-7542
Quantity
11
Rear Fender, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018-

Rear Fender, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018-

Rear Fender, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct replacement for original part. Lighter and looks way, way…

Model
BPCH-7042
Quantity
9
Chain Guard, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018-

Chain Guard, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018-

Chain Guard, Carbon, stock shape, Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct replacement for original part. Lighter and looks way, way…

Model
BPCX-7342
Quantity
13
Sprocket Cover, (Carbon), Monkey 125 2018-

Sprocket Cover, (Carbon), Monkey 125 2018-

Sprocket Cover, (Carbon), Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct repacement for the stock plastic one. Looks cool and makes your…

Model
BPCX-7442
Quantity
11
Engine Cover (right) Carbon, Monkey 125 2018-

Engine Cover (right) Carbon, Monkey 125 2018-

Engine Cover (right) Carbon, Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct replacement for original part. Lighter and looks way, way cooler!…

Model
BPCX-7642
Quantity
10
Airbox Cover, Carbon, Pair, Monkey 125 2018-

Airbox Cover, Carbon, Pair, Monkey 125 2018-

Airbox Cover, Carbon, Pair, Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct replacement for original part. Lighter and looks way, way cooler!…

Model
BPCC-7242
Quantity
14
Fork Guards (Carbon), Pair, Monkey 125 2018-

Fork Guards (Carbon), Pair, Monkey 125 2018-

Fork Guards (Carbon), Pair, Monkey 125 2018- Carbon direct replacement for original parts. Lighter and looks way, way cooler!…

Model
BPCC-7042
Quantity
6
Side Cover Carbon, Pair, Monkey 125 2018-

Side Cover Carbon, Pair, Monkey 125 2018-

Side Cover Carbon, Pair, Monkey 125 2018- Left Side: Carbon direct replacement for original part. Lighter and looks way,…

Model
BPCC-7142
Quantity
12
Registration/License Plate Holder, Tail Tidy(Carbon), Monkey 125 (2018-)

Registration/License Plate Holder, Tail Tidy(Carbon), Monkey 125 (2018-)

Registration/License Plate Holder/Tail Tidy, (Carbon), Monkey 125 (2018-) The trickest Monkey 125 tail tidy in the market, made from…

Model
BPCK-7142
Quantity
5
License Plate Frame, (Carbon), USA Spec

License Plate Frame, (Carbon), USA Spec

License Plate Frame, (Carbon), USA Spec This is a real carbon fiber motorcycle license plate frame made by TYGA…

Model
BPCC-6002
Quantity
13
Under Cowl, Belly Exhaust Type, (Carbon), MSX125, Monkey125 (2018-)

Under Cowl, Belly Exhaust Type, (Carbon), MSX125, Monkey125 (2018-)

Under Cowl, Belly Exhaust Type, (Carbon), MSX125, Monkey125 Bling up your grom or Monkey 125 with this cool component.…

Model
BPCL-7328
Quantity
1
Racing Rear Set Kit, Adjustable, Black, Monkey 125

Racing Rear Set Kit, Adjustable, Black, Monkey 125

Racing Rear Set Kit, Adjustable, Black, Monkey 125 With all major components designed specifically for the Monkey 125 in…

Model
STAA-1027
Quantity
6
Racing Rear Set Kit, Adjustable, Silver, Monkey 125

Racing Rear Set Kit, Adjustable, Silver, Monkey 125

Racing Rear Set Kit, Adjustable, Silver, Monkey 125 With all major components designed specifically for…

Model
STAA-0027
Quantity
6
Brake Lever CNC, TYGA, Adjustable, Flip-Up Type

Brake Lever CNC, TYGA, Adjustable, Flip-Up Type

CNC machined from solid billet, these flip up type levers are made to a very high standard and are…

Model
LEVB-7001
Quantity
60
Clutch Lever CNC, TYGA, Adjustable, Flip-Up Type

Clutch Lever CNC, TYGA, Adjustable, Flip-Up Type

CNC machined from solid billet, these flip up type levers are made to a very high standard and are adjustable…

Model
LEVC-7001
Quantity
45
Top Triple Clamp Nut (M24x1), TYGA

Top Triple Clamp Nut (M24x1), TYGA

Top clamp nut machined from 7075 T6 aluminium. Light weight and good looking. Clear anodised for a long lasting finish. This…

Model
TYLY-0127
Quantity
75
Handlebar Clamp, Monkey 125, MSX125 Grom, Silver

Handlebar Clamp, Monkey 125, MSX125 Grom, Silver

Handlebar Clamp, Monkey 125, MSX125 Grom, Silver Handlebar clamp CNC machined from 6061 T6 aluminium. Light weight and stylish.…

Model
TYLY-0095
Quantity
32
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