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|Manufacturer||Honda Motor Company|
|Also called||AB12, Trunk Bike|
|Engine||AB12E 49 cc air-cooled two-stroke|
|Power (physics)||2.5 hp @ 5,000 rpm|
|Torque||0.38 kg-m @ 4,500rpm|
|Transmission (mechanics)||single-speed, automatic clutch|
|Dimensions||Length 1.185 m Width 0.535 m Height 0.910 m|
|Weight||42 kg (Dry weight (motorcycle)), 45 kg (Wet weight (motorcycle))|
|Fuel capacity||2.2 l|
|Oil capacity||1.0 l|
|Fuel consumption||70.0 km/l @ 30km/h|
|Turning radius||1.3 m|
|Climbing ability||11 degrees|
The Honda Motocompo is a tiny folding scooter sold by Honda 1981-1983.
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. In all, 53,369 Motocompos were sold by the end of production in 1983.
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.
- ↑ "Years made". honda.co.jp. http://www.honda.co.jp/pressroom/library/motor/sports/reisure/t_index2.html. Retrieved on 2008-02-19.
- ↑ "Initial sales projection". honda.co.jp. http://www.honda.co.jp/news/1981/4811029.html. Retrieved on 2008-02-19.
- ↑ "Total sales". Yasu.Tanaka. http://www.ne.jp/asahi/paper-m/yasu/2art_motor-c/e_motoco.htm. Retrieved on 2008-02-19.
- Infobox specifications from these honda.co.jp pages on 2008-02-19:
- (Japanese) Folding Video at honda.co.jp
- (Japanese) Motocompo Owners Gallery at honda.co.jp
- Honda Motocompo brochure at Product Design Data Base
- Flickr photo results for 'Honda Motocompo'