While the Motocompo is now a cult classic as a two-wheeler, the original purpose was for it to be sold as a complement to the Honda City, a subcompact car that was never exported to the United States. Thanks to the folding handlebars, seat, and footpegs, this is the smallest scooter that Honda has ever built.
Honda’s hope was that they would sell 8,000 City cars and 10,000 Motocompo scooters a month. While the car was very successful, just 53,369 ‘compos were sold between 1981-1983.
You had a choice of yellow, white, or the red that you see in front of you here. The 49cc two-stroke motor produced 2.5 horsepower, but this bike isn’t about the power. It’s about being charming, and probably having the best pit bike out at the track! Don’t you want to be like this:
This example (VIN: AB12-1025728) is located at our headquarters in Marina del Rey, California for anyone that would like to come check it out for themselves. The seller originally acquired it three years ago from RMD Motors, who imported it from Japan. It was fully serviced before the owner dropped it out at Iconic, so it’s not just clean, it runs well, too.