There’s no shortage of special edition Honda Monkeys out there. We shared a story about a JDM Anniversary edition Monkey that somehow made it to our shores. Now there’s another special edition that collectors will surely drool over: it’s the Cub House-exclusive Hot Wheels Monkey.
Those with friends in Bangkok will tell you that Cub House is Honda Thailand’s boutique showroom that sells special models like the Monkey, Super Cub C125 and even CT 125. The showroom managed to score a unique collaboration with toy maker, Hot Wheels, to make a very limited number of full-size and scale versions of a Hot Wheels Honda Monkey toy.
As you can expect, the Honda Monkey X Hot Wheels is pretty wild. Naturally, it has the toy brand’s iconic flames. There’s the signature blue and orange colors also applied to panels. Even the handlebars are in orange (right) and blue (left). The front gets a chrome front fender with flames. The Hot Wheels logo adorns the carbon fiber gas tank. The carbon fiber side covers are painted in orange. There’s also an orange rim strip on the wheels.
Unfortunately, this full-scale Hot Wheels bike is limited to just 150 units. Each unit has a serial number on top of the fuel tank. It will be well worth the purchase as Cub House will throw in extras like a Hot Wheels-branded helmet, an engraved keychain, and a fully-stocked 72-car Hot Wheels tower.
It wouldn’t be complete without the die-cast toy of the same bike to match.
There’s also optional accessories like a Hot Wheels-styled skateboard and skateboard racks to allow you to carry the board while riding the bike.
The Hot Wheels Monkey is based on the current 2021 model powered by a Euro-5 compliant single-cylinder engine and paired with a five-speed transmission.
Being a special edition model, it’s not going to be cheap. It’s priced at Th฿139,000 (PhP209687.85) and is only for sale in Thailand. If you have connections and the deep pockets to not only buy it but also import it, you better act fast.