The Honda Monkey Z50 is a casting of the iconic Honda Z50 Motorbike produced from the mid 1960s and due to be discontinued in late summer, 2017. The model consists of an unpainted metal base, plastic handlebars, and seat as one piece and a painted metal piece for the fuel tank. The tank acts as a pin, holding the plastic seat and handlebar piece onto the base. The nickname 'Monkey' used in the casting name is derived from the position riders take on while holding the handle bars, which resembles a gorilla or ape using it's arms to stay propped upright. This casting is the oldest model of vehicle of Japanese origin produced by Hot wheels as of 2017.
The Honda Monkey Z50 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Handlebar Color||Seat Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|135 / 250||2016||HW Moto
|Red||'Honda' on sides of the tank||Unpainted / Metal||Black||Black||MC3||DHP16||Malaysia||Base code(s): J07, J10, J13|
|135 / 250||2016||HW Moto||Yellow||'Honda' on sides of the tank||Unpainted / Metal||Black||Black||MC3||DHX42||Malaysia||Base code(s):|
|135 / 250||2016||HW Moto||Yellow||'Honda' on sides of the tank||Unpainted / Metal||Brown||Brown||MC3||DHX42||Malaysia||Base code(s):|
|115 / 365||2017||HW Moto||Metalflake Dark Blue||'Honda' on sides of the tank||Unpainted / Metal||Black||Black||MC3||DTY23||Malaysia||Base code(s): J47, J49|
From the back of the 2016 card:
Specialty: With its iconic vintage styling and nifty compact size, the Honda Monkey is the perfect ride to take you through the busy urban jungle; not to mention, it doesn't ape around when it comes to street cred! This also the smallest Hot wheels bike to date.