An exclusive 1992 Honda Z50J Monkey Baja Africa has been recently auctioned… And you won't believe what was paid for it

I don't know about you but for me, personally, contemplating this beautiful Honda Z50J Monkey Baja Africa It makes me smile from ear to ear. Among other things because I imagine how happy I would have been as a child if I had been able to ride one of these. Even taking into account that it is not a toy, although on the surface it seems like one.

This copy of Monkey Baja Africa It has been recently auctioned by the specialized page Bring a Trailer, and for those who do not know the model we can tell you that this is an optional kit that Honda only sold in Japan, in homage to the Africa Twin that won the Dakar Rally in the 80s.

That is, it is not a limited edition that the brand launched at the time on the model itself. This is a specific kit that the Japanese firm itself was responsible for marketing, and which has currently become a true object of desire for collectors and Monkey lovers.

This kit Monkey Baja Africa It consisted, as detailed in the description of the advertisement itself, of “seat cover, high-mount front fender, front wind deflector, fake fuel tank, side covers and dual headlights”. Therefore, the rest of the set remained unchanged with respect to any conventional Monkey.

An exclusive 1992 Honda Z50J Monkey Baja Africa has been recently auctioned... And you won't believe what was paid for it

Honda Z50J Monkey Baja Africa 1992 in detail

This specimen in question, which only has 360 kilometers on your odometer, is powered by a 49 cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine, associated with a 4-speed gearbox. Returning to the description made from Bring a Trailer:

“Additional features include a red solo seat, skid plate, 8″ steel wheels, drum brakes and full suspension, as well as a speedometer, cross-braced handlebars, turn signals and a side stand. “The bike was imported from Japan to the US before being sold by the selling dealer in 2019, and was re-purchased by the selling dealer in 2023.”

An exclusive 1992 Honda Z50J Monkey Baja Africa has been recently auctioned... And you won't believe what was paid for it

And continues: “The 8″ multi-piece steel wheels with drum brake hubs are finished in white and are mounted with 3.50″ BFGoodrich Trail Wing-2 tires. The suspension consists of an anodized blue inverted fork with Marutie Ducati Point Piaggio stickers and plastic lower protectors, as well as two red shock absorbers attached to the swingarm. “The seller notices paint chips on the wheels.”

Concludes: “The 49cc four-stroke horizontal single-cylinder engine is equipped with a kick start and a high-mounted exhaust system with perforated heat shields and an undertail outlet. “The work under the current owner involved cleaning the carburetor along with changing the spark plug and oil.”

An exclusive 1992 Honda Z50J Monkey Baja Africa has been recently auctioned... And you won't believe what was paid for it

In the end, the not inconsiderable figure of 16,750 dollars was paid for it, just over 15,500 euros at the exchange rate. It is not the first time that we have seen one of these auctioned and that it finally ends up paying a figure of 5 figures. Already in 2021 we told you how Bonhams had auctioned one of these Monkey Baja África for the incredible figure of 19,950 euros. A true toy for big kids that more than one of us would like to own, right?

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