January 20 2009.

While both Yamaha and Suzuki have announced cutbacks and part time factory production shutdowns, Honda has taken a giant step forward to beating the worldwide recession by reintroducing the classic Monkey Bike model.

Yamaha and Suzuki factories are to close for a number of days each month in a move to cut back on production as a temporary measure.

Honda's reintroducton of the Monkey Bike, may be more of a move to re-stablish the company's status as the original designer of the concept in the face of numberous Chinese copycat machines. Production of the fuel injected machine will be limited to 4000 machines in year one.