Fresh in from Japan we have this stunning Honda NCZ 50 Motocompo. This fantastic Yellow example is all original, and is in brilliant condition for the year.
Well, what is a Honda Motcompo?
The Honda Motocompo is a folding scooter sold by Honda 1981–1983 in Japan only and was introduced as a “Trunk Bike” to fit inside subcompact cars like the Honda Today and the then new Honda City. The City’s baggage compartment was actually developed around the Motocompo. 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 monthly sales projection for the domestic market was 8,000 City and 10,000 Motocompo..
The City surpassed its targets, but in all only 53,369 Motocompo’s were sold by the end of production in 1983 (no more than 3,000 per month).
Interestingly It was marketed in Japan in conjunction with the City in television ads featuring British ska/2-tone band Madness!
What are the technical details?
Manufacturer Honda Motor Company
Also called AB12, Trunk Bike
Engine AB12E 49 cc (3.0 cu in), air-cooled, two-stroke, single
Power 2.5 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque 0.38 kg-m @ 4,500rpm
Transmission single-speed, automatic clutch
Dimensions L: 1.185 m (46.7 in)
W: 0.535 m (21.1 in)
H: 0.910 m (35.8 in)
Weight 42 kg (93 lb) (dry)
45 kg (99 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 2.2 l (0.48 imp gal; 0.58 US gal)
Oil capacity 1.0 l (0.22 imp gal; 0.26 US gal)
Fuel consumption 70.0 km/l @ 30km/h
Turning radius 1.3 m
A very innovative machine from Honda that tried to deal with the issues of traffic congestion as far back as the 1980’s
A fantastic collectors bike that can only appreciate and incredibly hard to find in this condition.
Sold registered on an age related plate with a full service, new tyres and tubes and battery.
We are the Motocompo specialist and always have a number for sale – please contact for details.
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