2022 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction
Lot
21

2007 Honda Z50 Monkey 40th Anniversary Mini Bike

$10,000 - $12,000

Brisbane

No Reserve

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Specifications

Engine 50cc, single cylinder
Gearbox 4-speed manual
Engine No. AB27E1502198
Chassis No. AB271805940
Body Work Motorcycle
Colour Red/Black
Trim Tartan
Wheels Steel
Brakes Drums

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Description

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. 
 

History

  • Never been ridden
  • Part of a curated motorcycle collection
  • 40th Anniversary Special 

This tiny motorcycle was purchased brand new from Team Moto Honda in 2007 and its odometer records just 2km. It was always only ever intended to be part of a small collection of motorcycles and is one of three Hondas from that collection on offer at this auction. Whether intended as a present for an overjoyed offspring or to enhance the ambience of a shed, this desirable little machine will always attract interest and with its special edition provenance is likely to appreciate in coming years.

 

Note: Shannons advise that all potential buyers research and inspect motorcycles before purchase to authenticate originality and condition as a pre-purchase inspection report is not carried out on these vehicles. 

In accordance with the Queensland Motor Dealers Act all vehicles sold require a 5% buyers premium payable on sale. All vehicles in the auction do not have a statutory warranty and no cooling-off period applies.
 

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