Z50J MONKEY 1989 (K) FINLAND

AB02-5064803 upto 5071786

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Namevalue
base name Z50JK
year 1989 
area code FI 
frame type 165M2 33K 
frame range AB02 5064803 - AB02 5071786
engine type 165M1 27K 


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Z50J MONKEY 1989 (K) FINLAND

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Launched in 1967, with a similar chassis to the CZ100, the Z50 is probably the most famous Monkey, and the first to use the then new single overhead camshaft engine, and a four-speed gearbox, retaining the automatic clutch.

The engine was deliberately kept in a low state of tune at just 2.6ps @ 6000rpm. The upswept Hi-Line exhaust and chrome heat shield just added to the cute appeal of these early and very collectable Monkeys.

The Z50 evolved over the decades, the ‘Mini Trail’ version being particularly popular in North America, gaining rear suspension by 1972, and becoming more like the Monkey bike still being produced by Honda, with no end to production in site.

Modern Mini bikes have spawned a complete industry in *tuning and custom accessories, some, particularly f