Monkey Bike right front.jpg

Auction Ended:

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021 - 18:00

Lot Status:


1979 Honda Z50J Monkey Bike

Monkey bikes, also known as the Honda Z series, are a set of almost toy-like minibikes created by Honda. They have a fascinating history behind them, which began in 1961 with the first of the series. The Honda Z100 was initially designed for Tama Tech, an amusement park owned by Honda in the 1960s, and for Honda’s Suzuka circuit. Sporting a white fuel tank over a diminutive red frame, 5-inch wheels and powered by a 50cc four-stroke engine, the Z100 became popular with park visitors. Because riders resembled monkeys while hunched over the little Z100, the nickname ‘monkey bike’ was coined.

Monkey bikes started gaining popularity in Japan, and Honda began producing them en masse for use on roads in 1963 with the CZ100, an upgrade of the Z100. The Honda Z50J began production in 1973 for the European and Japanese markets. In its first few years of production, it was the same as its American counterpart, the Honda Z50A, but in 1978 Honda dropped the Z50A from its American motorcycle line-up. The European Z50J, however, continued to evolve until 1999.

This Example

Description by seller:

All original, unrestored, 3 808km on the clock.
Runs beautifully, has papers and an up-to-date licence disc.

Bike is available to view by appointment in Cape Town.

  • 7
  • Comments  0

Lot Status


Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000084
Seller: Private
Year: 1979
Manufacturer: Honda
Model: Z50J Monkey Bike
Derivative: -
Service History: No Service History
Mileage: 3,808 Km
Engine Size: 49cc
Engine Type: Single-cylinder 4-stroke
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 3 Manual
Layout: -
Power Output: 4 BHP
Exterior: Yellow and black
Interior: NA

Photo Gallery

Monkey Bike Left.jpg
monkey bike dash.jpg
Rear left Monkey Bike.jpg
Monkey Bike right front.jpg
Monkey bike left front.jpg


Bidding Information - 1979 Honda Z50J Monkey Bike

Estimated Price Range:

R 30,000.00 - R 35,000.00

Lot Status:


Total Bids:


Time Left:


Start Date:

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021 - 08:00

End Date:

Tuesday, 04 May, 2021 - 18:00

Add a Comment

Login or register to start a conversation.
Click to Log In