1982 Honda Motocompo

$8,000

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

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. 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:

Wet weight is a pound short of 100, and 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.

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. Just 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: AB121025728, Engine #: AB12E-1025608.

The seller acquired it approximately seven years ago from RMD Motors in Japan. He used it to ride on a ranch property and in the neighborhoods of a small coastal town in the Bay Area of California. He notes that he occasionally rode it around with a buddy on a RC30, and when they parked outside of a coffee shop everyone would stare at the Motocompo.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

Modifications:
We believe this Motocompo is completely stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes: there are several small nicks in the Caribbean Red bodywork and the usual level of metal corrosion that we see in bikes that spent years in Japan.





Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

It is riding on Dunlop K398 tires from 2002.

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!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1982

Make

Honda

Model

Motocompo

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

AB121025728

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, 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
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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We recommend Bikes Abroad

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