Honda Motocompo

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Honda NCZ 50 Motocompo
Motoco 01.jpg Motoco 02.jpg
ManufacturerHonda Motor Company
Also calledAB12, Trunk Bike
EngineAB12E 49 cc air-cooled two-stroke
Power (physics)2.5 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque0.38 kg-m @ 4,500rpm
Transmission (mechanics)single-speed, automatic clutch
DimensionsLength 1.185 m Width 0.535 m Height 0.910 m
Weight42 kg (Dry weight (motorcycle)), 45 kg (Wet weight (motorcycle))
Fuel capacity2.2 l
Oil capacity1.0 l
Fuel consumption70.0 km/l @ 30km/h
Turning radius1.3 m
Climbing ability11 degrees

The Honda Motocompo is a tiny folding scooter sold by Honda 1981-1983.[1]

The Motocompo was introduced as a "Trunk Bike" to fit inside subcompact cars like the Honda Today and the new Honda City. 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.[2] In all, 53,369 Motocompos were sold by the end of production in 1983.[3]

In fiction

The Motocompo is probably best known as the bike used by Natsumi Tsujimoto on You're Under Arrest. It was released as a Bandai Model kit.


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