By Ryan Adams
Best Play Bike of 2019: Honda Monkey
The Honda Monkey brings nostalgic feel to the already wildly popular Grom platform. Bikes in this category are small in stature but massively fun and rife with potential. Whatever you can dream up, you can do. I’d like to think Troy and I showcased some of the fun that is to be had with small machines in one of our recent adventures.
With the 2019 Honda Monkey, you get a play bike that exudes style and quality. From the nostalgic metal fenders and tank, to the modern LED lighting and metal flake-filled paint, the Monkey radiates a level of quality not before seen in this category. Yes, it costs more than the Grom for these reasons, but we can live with it. Released in 1961 as the Z, the bike made its way stateside seven years later. Cruise one of the new Monkeys around any populated area, and you’ll likely hear stories from folks of a certain age as they reminisce of the days when they rode their Honda Z50 from sunrise to sunset as a child. Honda has a legacy of ushering in new riders, and we hope the new Honda Monkey is just as successful as its predecessors at doing so. Hats off to the Honda Monkey for winning this year’s MOBO in the Playbike category.
Best Play Bike of 2019 Runner-Up: Benelli TnT135
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