MoreBikes has been out to Nice on the south coast of France, for the launch of a range of new small capacity machines from Honda. The main event was the unveiling of its updated Forza 125 and 300 premium scooters – but we also got a quick chance to ride the all-new Monkey 125.

With its chunky tyres, mini-‘ape’ style handlebars, miniscule fuel tank and big, squashy seat, the Monkey is arguably one of the most iconic motorcycles in existence. Its popularity was mainly as a result of its instantly-likable design, tiny dimensions and ultra-light weight – which made it a whole load of fun around town.

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