The Honda Motocompo is making a comeback, and this time it’s even cuter than before. The Motocompo was first introduced in 1981 as a folding scooter that could fit into the trunk of a car. Now, Honda has given it a 21st-century makeover and turned it into an all-electric last-mile solution for urban areas.
The new Honda Motocompacto retains the same utilitarian and compact design as its predecessor. It’s designed to be easily folded and transformed into its own carrying case, making it perfect for those who need to commute from their parking spot to their destination in crowded cities. With a top speed of 12 mph and a range of up to 12 miles, it’s meant to be used for short distances.
Charging the Motocompacto is a breeze, with a charging time of just 3.5 hours. And despite its small size, it’s packed with practical features. It has a heat-treated aluminum frame and wheels, LED lighting, on-board storage, a digital speedometer, and even a smartphone app for adjusting settings.
The Motocompacto is set to launch in November with a price tag of $995. It will be available for purchase online or at Honda and Acura automobile dealers. Honda has announced that it will initially be available only in the US market.
In other motorcycle news, Deus ex Machina Milan has built a stunning bike using a Ron Wood Rotax framer. The bike combines the classic Ron Wood flat track racing frame with a single-cylinder Rotax engine to create a machine that is both beautiful and powerful. The frame and engine had been sitting in Deus Ex Machina’s workshop in Los Angeles until the Milan shop decided to bring them back to life. With a Discacciati brake, Yamaha R6 forks, and custom wheels, this bike is a true work of art.
Meanwhile, at the Classic GP Assen event, a rare 1988 Cagiva C588 was spotted. This bike was the one that secured Cagiva Corse their first-ever Grand Prix podium, piloted by the legendary Randy Mamola. Designed by Massimo Tamburini, the C588 is not only historically significant but also incredibly beautiful. Only six factory C588s were ever built, making this bike an ultra-rare find.
Lastly, Purpose Built Moto in Australia has transformed a Harley-Davidson Fat Bob into an adventure bike. The client wanted a bike that could handle off-road riding while retaining the classic Harley look. Purpose Built Moto added custom suspension, wheels, and brakes to improve the bike’s handling and off-road capability. They also upgraded the engine and added a custom exhaust system for more power. The end result is a bike that performs well on and off the road while still maintaining its distinctive Harley-Davidson style.
All of these bikes demonstrate the creativity and innovation that can be found in the motorcycle world. From electric scooters to vintage classics to customized adventure bikes, there’s something for every kind of rider.