Acerbis attempts world record on Honda Monkey with 108 litre tank!

The Acerbis team is planning to ride the highly modified Monkey from Albino, Italy, to Nordkapp in Norway - and possibly beyond!

Acerbis attempts world record on Honda Monkey 108 litre fuel tank!

AFTERMARKET parts, accessory, and clothing maker, Acerbis, is about to embark on a world record attempt, armed with the diminutive Honda Monkey 125!

The team is planning to ride the dinky learner legal machine from Albino in northern Italy to the adventure destination of Nordkapp, the most northern tip of Norway. Evidently, the small-capacity and low-stressed engine of the Honda already provide a decent amount of fuel economy, although with its standard fuel tank being just 5.6 litres (giving it around 160 miles of range) it was clear Acerbis was going to have to put in some work to enable it to cover the 2,700 miles needed to take the record.

The official record is the ‘greatest distance drive on a single tank of fuel by a motorcycle (prototype) and the prototype element of this bike is its huge custom-built fuel tank. The newly designed tank measures a whopping 108 litres in size, and it’s this size, matched to the Honda Monkey 125’s claimed 169mpg that is making the record attempt possible.

The attempt will see the Acerbis team, and its riders for the record, Andrea Rastrelli, Alicia Sornosa, and Maurizio Vettor, passing through Brenner, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and finally Norway. Should the team beat the record they will clock up in excess of 2,700 miles, but they aren’t planning to stop there. Should there still be fuel in the tank of the bike and energy in the bodies and minds of the riders, the team plan to ride on, until the last drop of fuel has been used to see how far the little bike really can go.

You can follow the journey over on the Acerbis social media channels.

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