On April 23, Honda introduced a new generation of Monkey 125 “Monkeys” to the European and Japanese markets.
The new generation of "monkey" is produced by Honda's joint venture AP Honda in Thailand. The basic platform is from MSX. It is equipped with an air-cooled single-cylinder horizontal, SOHC steam engine, and PGM-FI electronic fuel injection system. The maximum power output is 6.9 kw (about 9.4 horses). The European version has the same maximum output as the Japanese version and is slightly lower than the MSX125/Grom's 7.2 kw (about 9.8 horses).