Starting this week, we are going to show you whats Hot and Cool in Elders Garage. So many bikes go in and out and we think it is worth to share with you guys. As for the first issue, we pick the cutest of all, Japanese built Honda Motocompo.
This eye-catching small bike was launched 37 years ago in 1981. the original Motocompo was designed specifically to fit into the boot of Honda’s then-new City, the smallest car in the firm’s range.
Its bars and seat folded away to leave a suitcase-sized rectangle on wheels which sat perfectly in the back of the car, and Honda imagined that it would be a must-have option for huge numbers of the cars, projecting that it would sell as many as 10,000 of them every month.
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.
Convenient handles allow the average human to hoist the just-90-pound frame into the City’s boot about as easily as you’d expect. Perhaps questionable by present-day safety standards, each of Motocompo’s handlebars features threaded shafts driven by simple twist-knobs that allow each to quickly dismount and stow within the body; no tools necessary.
The original was heavily advertised in Japan. It was marketed in conjunction with the City in television ads featuring British Ska / 2 tone band Madness. So what do you think about this bike? it would be sick to have one of this kind in your garage or to have it displayed in your office space.
If you are in Jakarta and have an old bike like this and you feel that you need to restore it back to life, you can visit our Garage at Motovillage Kemang, Jl. Pangeran Antasari No.36, South Jakarta 1215
Or you can call us at +62 811-1288-684 (Anka) / +62 812-8576-5064 (Henny)
Photo credit : Nafal