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Updated Monkey Swing to Honda’s 2022 US lineup

The updated Monkey will get more power and 5th gear in 2022. (American Honda /)

Back in March, the news dropped it Honda Will bring Grom newly upgraded in 2022 to the United States, But that cousin, loves fun, and there was no mention of something similar Revised Monkey 125, already officially announced for the European market.. Given the similarities between the two bikes, I thought it was only a matter of time and certainly enough. By the way, there weren’t many fanfares. Last week, Honda in the United States announced that Monkey will join Grom in the 2022 miniMoto category. For the US market. Honda also subtly slid two 750cc shadow cruisers. phantom And that Aero— Return to the 2022 lineup. Neither has any mechanical changes, but they are wearing new colors.

There is only one trim level for Monkey ABS, but it is available in two color options.

There is only one trim level for Monkey ABS, but it is available in two color options. (American Honda /)

As expected, 2022 monkeys get the same changes seen in This year’s Grom that I got on earlier this yearAnd if Zack Bowman’s gushing review of that bike is any sign, those upgrades of Monkey will get the same kind of stupid smile. In short, it means that in 2022 the Honda Monkey will get a mechanical refresh in the form of a new engine (same as Grom), increasing its power to a whopping 9.7 horsepower and 7.7 lb-ft with a higher 10.0: 1 compression ratio. Means of torque. The 124cc 2-valve overhead cam air-cooled engine has narrower bores, longer strokes, lower rev range and additional transmission gears this year (the Monkey currently has five speeds). With a wider spread of gear ratios, and a claimed 231 lb curb weight, you can see why pepper acceleration and increased top speed are likely consequences. Despite Bowman’s ripping in Grom last month, just in case, we’re still looking for a new monkey …

However, in the United States, only one trim is available in 2022, Monkey ABS. You can choose from two colors, pearl black and banana yellow. For both colors, your wallet costs $ 4,199 (same price as the 2020 ABS model).

The classic style Shadow Aero will return unchanged in 2022.

The classic style Shadow Aero will return unchanged in 2022. (American Honda /)

Meanwhile, the two Shadow Cruisers will return to Honda’s 2022 lineup, which is relatively unchanged, with the exception of the paint color.The bike represents two variations of the traditional V-twin Cruiser Styling, Aero picks up the end of a more classic spectrum with more fully fendered, chrome accents. So the 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin with shaft final drive has deep fenders on wire-spoke wheels, wide and low handlebars, chrome-covered headlights, air cleaners and mufflers (among other details). It is surrounded. 2-into-2 dual exhaust, all topped with wide cushioned saddles, all unchanged from last year. In 2022, you can choose between a $ 7,799 non-ABS-based model with a 196mm disc on the front and drum brakes on the rear, or an ABS version for $ 8,099 with a 180mm disc on the rear wheels. In both versions, the only color option for 2022 is the striking Ultra Blue Metallic.

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The simpler phantom will also return with a new color option, Adventure Green, leaving the 745cc V-twin intact.

The simpler phantom will also return with a new color option, Adventure Green, leaving the 745cc V-twin intact. (American Honda /)

The shadow phantom works on the same basic foundation as aero. The phantom switches things, but the 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree SOHC V-twin engine, wide-ratio 5-speed transmission, and shaft final drive have the same basic dimensions. At the forefront of styling (just a little bit), with a minimalist approach. That means modern clues such as wheels, headlights, engine bay matte black accents, shorter chopped fenders, and a more sophisticated one-piece gunman seat. There will be no mechanical changes in 2022 and the atmosphere will extend to the trim level. There is no ABS version of the phantom, only a base single disc front bike and a drum brake rear bike, and the retail price is $ 7,899. However, in 2022 there are two color choices. Funny Adventure Green or gloomy matte black metallic.

Shadow phantoms are also available with basic black options.

Shadow phantoms are also available with basic black options. (American Honda /)

https://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/story/news/2022-honda-monkey-updated-usa-lineup/ Updated Monkey Swing to Honda’s 2022 US lineup

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