No Reserve – 1982 Honda Motocompo

SOLD FOR: $3,600

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on March 10, 2023

Winner: all aboard the cbus

Winning Bid: $3,350
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,600

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Additional photos of this Honda Motocompo are available here for your perusal.

Nowadays, you can hop on a Bird or a Lime for your “last mile” transport needs. But Honda had a different idea for Japan in the early 80s. At the time, the company was selling a subcompact car called the City. But in a densely-packed city like Tokyo, it was difficult for even the drivers of tiny cars to find parking near their desired destination. Honda’s solution was the Motocompo, a scooter that was designed to fold up so that you could store it in the City’s trunk. Ride into town, park your car, and then get your scooter out for mobility among the masses!

Paul d’Orleans (of The Vintagent fame) has saved a old City ad that briefly features the adorable Motocompo:

The motor is a 49cc 2-stroke that was good for a blistering top speed of about 19 miles per hour (30 km/h). The slow speed just makes it easier for everyone to check you out. Wet weight is a pound short of 100, and the handlebars/seat would fold up almost flush with the bodywork for easier storage in the City’s trunk.

As the ‘compo was only offered for three years and only in Japan, they’re hard to find in the homeland, let alone here in the USA. 53,369 were built between 1981 and 1983. Riding one is an odd experience, but if you crave attention it’ll be hard to beat this.

This example is VIN: AB121035211. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean the carb, fill the tank with new gas, and give the bike a detail. Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Year Front/ Rear:2017/2017
Tire % Front/ Rear:75/75
Tire Press Front/ Rear:25/28
Brake % Front/ Rear : DRUM >50%
Hydraulic: N/A
Oil: OK
Coolant: N/A
Low Beam: OK
High Beam: OK
Turn: OK
Tail Light: OK
Brake Light: OK
Plate Light: OK
Kill: N/A
Horn: OK
Battery: OK


Aftermarket top cover sticker.

Aftermarket side cover stickers.

Aftermarket fender sticker.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop K398 tires with date codes of 2617 and 2717.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Motocompo stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California








True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: all aboard the cbus

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
all aboard the cbus March 10, 2023 9:33 am PST $3,350 Auto
Motogirl March 10, 2023 9:33 am PST $3,250
all aboard the cbus March 7, 2023 3:46 pm PST $3,150 Auto
Uncle Jerry March 7, 2023 3:46 pm PST $3,050
all aboard the cbus March 7, 2023 9:30 am PST $2,800 Auto
Uncle Jerry March 7, 2023 9:30 am PST $2,700
all aboard the cbus March 5, 2023 2:49 pm PST $2,600
fourari March 5, 2023 2:49 pm PST $2,500 Auto
fourari March 4, 2023 2:51 pm PST $2,400 Auto
coloradoclayton March 4, 2023 2:51 pm PST $2,300
fourari March 3, 2023 3:16 pm PST $2,100
AaronR38 March 3, 2023 3:16 pm PST $2,000 Auto
AaronR38 March 3, 2023 1:20 pm PST $1,100 Auto
2017Holden March 3, 2023 1:20 pm PST $1,000
AaronR38 March 3, 2023 12:57 pm PST $1 Reserve
Auction started March 3, 2023 12:42 pm PST
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
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50-150 miles: $300

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