|Manufacturer||Honda Motor Company|
|Also called||AB12, Trunk Bike|
|Engine||AB12E 49 cc air-cooled two-stroke|
|Power||2.5 hp @ 5,000 rpm|
|Torque||0.38 kg-m @ 4,500rpm|
|Transmission||single-speed, automatic clutch|
|Dimensions||L: 1.185 m
W: 0.535 m
H: 0.910 m
|Weight||42 kg (dry)
45 kg (wet)
|Fuel capacity||2.2 l|
|Oil capacity||1.0 l|
|Fuel consumption||70.0 km/l @ 30km/h|
|Turning radius||1.3 m|
The Honda Motocompo is a tiny folding scooter sold by Honda 1981-1983.
The Motocompo was introduced as a "Trunk Bike" to fit inside subcompact cars like the Honda Today and the then new Honda City. The City's baggage compartment was actually developed around the Motocompo. The handlebars, seat, and foot-pegs fold into the scooter's rectangular plastic body to present a clean, box-shaped package of 1185 mm L × 240 mm W x 540 mm H. Honda's initial monthly sales projection for the domestic market was 8,000 City and 10,000 Motocompo. The City surpassed its targets, but in all only 53,369 Motocompos were sold by the end of production in 1983 (no more than 3,000 per month). It was marketed in conjunction with the City in television ads featuring British ska/2-tone band Madness.
- Infobox specifications from these honda.co.jp pages on 2008-02-19:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Honda Motocompo.|
- (Japanese) Folding Video at honda.co.jp
- (Japanese) Motocompo Owners Gallery at honda.co.jp
- Honda Motocompo brochure at Product Design Data Base
- Flickr photo results for 'Honda Motocompo'