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Top 7 Monkey 125 Exhaust Systems

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    Monkey 125 has been very popular ever since the first day of launch. I personally had one in my garage and it was super fun and easy to ride when I’m too lazy to ride my Interceptor. Cheap to run and cheap to custom, the Monkey 125 is the ultimate custom platform and you can never stop tinkering on this bike. Soon enough I will have some other custom guide for this bike but in this article, let’s start from the basics: the exhaust options. Having an aftermarket exhaust brings many benefits: throatier sound, increased power, lighter power, and most importantly, better look. Admit it, we all want to our bikes to look shiny and cool, an aftermarket exhaust is arguably first thing people look into custom bikes, so extremely important custom to do. A must have.

    Monkey 125 in my garage. The crap down there is a CB750F cafe racer, but that’s a story for another day.

    1. YOSHIMURA GP-MAGNUM FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM

    For only 400 US bucks, what you get is a finely tuned and crafted, traditional Yoshimura looking full exhaust system, and you get to choose from 4 different finishes: Stainless Steel, Satin, Titanium, and Carbon Fiber. Yoshimura is still the pinnacle among Japanese exhaust brands and I have faith that they will continue to be. The mounting position however is drifted from the original mini scrambler looking, more towards a street bike style. It will also depend on what kind of vision you have for the final style. If a mini Street Fighter is your thing, this is your best bet.

    2. HOTLAP 520 UP FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM

    Before I write this article, I did some research and surprisingly seeing a lot of people prefer the Hotlap. They are a smaller exhaust maker in Japan and focus on making exhausts for small displacement bikes. Though not as famous as Yoshimura or Akrapovic, Hotlap knows everything that small displacement riders want: the look, the price tag, and performance magnificence. The 520 Up Full Exhaust System yet is another bad ass looking, loud but not annoying masterpiece made by Hotlap. You will not regret but yelling, “Money well spent!”

    3. OVER RACING TT-FORMULA TITANIUM FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM

    One of the best seller on our website, the Over Racing TT-Formula series is a hit among Honda Grom and Monkey riders. The unique heat shield design makes it a real one-of-a-kind, and the treated header pipe will add nice details to your custom project. This full exhaust system is made by titanium, meaning that it’s light weight, and every ounce shaved from such a small bike is appreciated.

    4. AKRAPOVIC SLIP-ON EXHAUST

     

    The famous Akrapovic has released their exhaust of the Monkey 125. It’s a beautiful twin out exhaust system completing the Monkey 125’s scrambler styling. Even though they are a little pricy, but man don’t it look cool the the Monkey! A single cylinder bike with 1-into-2 system! This is the ultimate answer to your mini Scrambler project and you can even use the stock heat shield for it. Bolt on.

    5. YOSHIMURA STRAIGHT CYCLONE FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM

    Do you know that Yoshimura was the first one to make a X-into-1 exhaust system? If you still remember when in the old days, CB750FOUR (the racer) had this sort of exhaust system on it. This is the mini version of the legendary retro replica Yoshimura X-into-1 exhaust system. It looks great on Monkey 125, which is based on a retro scrambler styling. This one is ideal for your mini Cafe Racer project.

    6. MORIWAKI ZERO FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM

    Ah, my favorite exhaust manufacturer, Moriwaki. Moriwaki is basically Yoshimura, only making better looking exhausts. Look at the vivid color treated pipe, ain’t it beautiful? The Moriwaki Zero series are known for this color scheme, making it a very popular pipe among users.

    7. OVER RACING GP-PERFORMANCE TITANIUM FULL EXHAUST SYSTEM

    Everyone loves a titanium exhaust system and here you go. Over Racing is known for producing quality exhausts and this is their answer for the monkey. I personally like the upward angle, looks so badass. Plus, it sounds viciously good for Monkey 125.

     

    Conclusion

    Every exhaust will transform your bike into a different character, you have a wide range to choose from. The goal is to choose the best fit for you custom project, my suggestion is try to make some mock ups and see which one you like the most, there are also many sound check videos on Youtube. Check them out before make the purchase!

    Ryan G.
    Ryan G.

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    Ryan G.

    Nationality is unknown, Ryan is an experienced rider and custom bike builder, spending most of his time in garage trying to make things work. He rides, he writes, and he misses In-n-Out.