Honda has just quietly announced the 2023 US Spec Monkey offerings on the US website
The new pics show the turn indicators we are accustomed to seeing in the US
Only the ABS version of the Banana Yellow and Pearl Nebula Red are being offered in the US for 2023
A $50.00 rise in MSRP cost over the 2022 model
Interestingly with the gas tanks being offered with the inversions of Silver/White and White/Silver - when colors are referred to it's the frame color acting as the differentiator, not the gas tank on these particular models
I like the Pearl Red frame with white tank model personally as the fork color matches better with the frame color. I think adding color to the tank here would be a little too much over doing it considering the eye-catching seat top being red also. In my opinion the white tank presents nicely as the adorable jewel that it is and draws the eye to the frame color more so here and makes it stand out.
Last ride I took on my 4-speed Pearl Red 19 Monkey I was thinking about knee pads for the gas tank for the 23 and realized my knees weren't coming in contact with the tank. And when I pressed my knees against the tank I realized the pads would have to be too close to the round Honda badge logo and placing them where they would functionally need to be probably wouldn't look so good. So a pass on that idea for me. Naked tank all the way.
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