Auction finds: We need this 1983 Honda Motocompo in our garage

This little Honda is one of the O.G. last-mile solutions
by Leandre Grecia | Jun 23, 2021
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Before the arrival of electric kick scooters and battery-powered bicycles, there was the MotocompoHonda’s quirky little foldable motorcycle.

It’s not the pioneer of alternative mobility solutions, but it’s easily one of the most popular ones from decades past. Like the City Turbo II it was paired with, the Motocompo was truly ahead of its time. It was a last-mile solution from the ’80s (imagine that) designed specifically to fit in the boot of a hatch, and it’s a concept we could actually use in this day and age.

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Now, we found one of these bad boys listed on BringATrailer, and we would’ve definitely placed a bid already if we could. As of this writing, the bid is just at $3,100 (P151,000), which is just about the price you’d pay for a high-end electric kick scooter. And between those two, we all know which one we’d rather own.

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For that amount, you’ll be getting this 1983 model still with its original two-stroke 49cc engine that generates a measly 2.5hp. Now, the motorcycle’s red exterior still looks pretty clean because it’s already been refinished along with the fuel tank, but it’s still not too shabby for what’s supposed to be an old, beat-up scoot.

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The vinyl seat and three-spoke wheels are finished in black and are still properly intact, and so are all the other bits such as the 50kph speedometer and oil pressure indicator. There’s also a fuel gauge on top of the tank. It’s got no odometer, though, so no word on just how many kilometers this thing has already run. But then again, does that really matter?

The Motocompo also still folds in properly, which means you’ll most likely have no problems stuffing this into the trunk of your car. The owner’s and shop manuals, as well as spare parts and unused tires, are also included in the package.

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If you ask us, we really wouldn’t mind owning this one. You can throw in that ’83 City Turbo, too, just to complete the package. What about you, folks—would you take a shot at this one, too?

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