124cc | 101kg | 9.6bhp | 765mm Cash price £2969 Deposit £203 Mileage n/a Term 36 months Rate 6.9% APR Final repayment £85
Honda’s modern interpretation of the monkey bike is a big hit with city commuters. Fun, funky and totally unique, it’s powered by a hardy single-cylinder air-cooled motor that puts out just shy of 10bhp. The chassis is great fun, and weighing in at just 101kg it’s brilliantly chuckable, and will even lighten the dullest of winter commutes by tempting you to pull little skids and cheeky wheelies whenever you get the chance. The MSX is big news in the States and Japan too (where it’s known as the Grom), meaning there’s a healthy aftermarket accessories catalogue available too featuring all kinds of tuning and styling upgrades.
Made in Thailand, but with fairly decent build quality and superb style, the MSX125 may be small, but it’s certainly not dull – and it could well develop into a future classic too.