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    New member looking forward to buying the 2020 Honda Monkey ABS

    Hi All,
    New member here from Washington DC Metro - Northern Virginia

    I am 41 who just got his motorcycle license and looking forward to purchasing the 2020 Honda Monkey ABS.

    Since this is going to be my very first motorcycle, would really appreciate if you all can provide your expert feedback regarding:
    - Pros/Cons of this motorcycle
    - Which dealer to buy from in Washington DC Metro along with any possible discounts
    - Any current owners from Washington DC Metro area

    Thanks again!
    Loki

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    Pros it is really slow, cons it is really slow.

    Pros, it is really small, cons it is really small.

    Pros, it is a motorcycle, cons, some people might consider it a scooter.

    More pros, it gets good gas mileage, people smile, it is a Monkey!

    Cons, there seems to be a never ending list of modifications and accessories available for it.

    Biggest con, my wife wants to ride it and she does not like motorcycles .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3crows View Post
    Pros it is really slow, cons it is really slow.

    Pros, it is really small, cons it is really small.

    Pros, it is a motorcycle, cons, some people might consider it a scooter.

    More pros, it gets good gas mileage, people smile, it is a Monkey!

    Cons, there seems to be a never ending list of modifications and accessories available for it.

    Biggest con, my wife wants to ride it and she does not like motorcycles .
    LOL...Funny!

    I heard some say it goes upto 65 sometimes 75 miles/hr... which i think is good for a new biker like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mclarenmaniac View Post

    LOL...Funny!

    I heard some say it goes upto 65 sometimes 75 miles/hr... which i think is good for a new biker like me <img src="https://www.hondagrom.net/forums/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
    I’m not sure about that 65 mph — best I’ve been able to do is 55, and I weigh 175 lbs. though I haven’t tried a full crouch yet, but I think it would need a bit of downhill and a good tailwind to hit 65. I just stay off the highway, and I’m happy as a clam.

    I’ve been riding for over 30 years, and it’s the most fun bike I’ve ever owned. I think it’s a great first bike too, because it’s so small and light, it’s very easy (and FUN) to get around. And it’s slow enough that you’ll have a very hard time getting into trouble. You may find you’ll want to keep it well after you’ve outgrown your need for a starter bike.
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    No wind and flat road I can do 58 - 62 without having to be wot. But I am around 130 lbs or so. I do pick and choose what roads I am on.

    This bike is a blast to ride.

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    195 and got mine up to 55
    Quote Originally Posted by T Monkey View Post
    No wind and flat road I can do 58 - 62 without having to be wot. But I am around 130 lbs or so. I do pick and choose what roads I am on.

    This bike is a blast to ride.

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    I'd hold out for a 19 left over or a low mileage used one you'll probably get a better deal. As far as CONS I've yet to find one.

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    Pros: It's perhaps the most agile motorcycle once can buy.
    Cons: It's agile because it's small and small means cars are less likely to see you, so ride defensively and proactively.

    Pros: It's not relatively expensive (for a brand new, street legal motorcycle)
    Cons: You'll likely spend a lot of mods to compensate

    Pros: It's a 1 seater
    Cons: It's a 1 seater

    Pros: It's made by Honda
    Cons: You'll want to travel to Ueno, Japan to buy a bunch of mods to make it less "Honda"

    Pros: Doubt you see many in NVA area
    Cons: Easy to steal, so lock it down if parked outside or unattended for extended periods (1 strong person can pick it up and put it int he back of a pickup truck flat on a mattress)... I've seen sportbikes stolen this way in that area, takes literally 15 seconds and no more bikey
    Pros: get it replaced with insurance

    Pros: fuel efficient as hell
    Cons: you'll need to refill twice as often as most cars given the same distance traveled, since the tank is so small (the refill will cost 1/10-1/20th of a car though = Pro)
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    Thanks All... Looks like Monkey is the way to Go!!

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    Abs is kinda weird to me on such a small bike. But since it's your first bike. Why not I guess.

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