Folding Motorcyle

Posted on Feb 27 2008 - 11:43am by Russ

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The Honda Motocompo is a tiny folding scooter sold by Honda in Japan only from 1981 to 1983. We (GadgetKing.com) have one of these sexy scooters motorcycles in our office and it is a blast to ride. It is truly hard to believe that the MotoCompo is over 25 years old. The Japanese, specifically Honda, really make amazing products that are ahead of their time.

Read on for detailed pics, videos, etc… You gotta love the Japanese advertisements “trying” to look “American”… too funny!


The Motocompo was introduced as a “Trunk Bike” to fit inside the new Honda City subcompact car. 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 sales projection for the domestic market was 8,000 City and 10,000 Motocompo. In all, 53,369 Motocompos were sold by the end of production in 1983.

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7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. DD7 February 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm -

    Very sweet!

  2. Terra king February 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm -

    I wish you could still buy these.

  3. GottaGetOut February 27, 2008 at 8:45 pm -

    I could rock this in the city fo sho

  4. Gus Elliott February 28, 2008 at 8:19 am -

    Thanks for the hilarious video!

  5. Gadget King February 28, 2008 at 11:24 pm -

    Just raced it against a 1969 Honda Z50 K1 and it was basically a draw… the motocompo is maybe a hair faster.

  6. Russ April 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm -

    Lacie is playa hating!

  7. Howard G. Singer January 21, 2010 at 5:06 pm -

    21 JAN 10
    Thursday

    My email address is: howardgsinger@sbcglobal.net and I would like to buy two (2) Motocompos by Honda in excellent original condition.

    All the very best,
    Howard
    Mobile: 619-980-4586

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