The scooter seat, rear wheel, handle bar can be folded and stored inside the body. As a result, the scooter becomes so small that it can be carried inside any luggage or other vehicles.
There are many electric scooters available in the market with different designs and different prices. But Honda’s new model Motocompacto is completely different from all types of scooters.
Honda has apparently taken inspiration from IKEA furniture in terms of design for the new model. Its seat, rear wheel, handle bar can be folded and stored inside the body. As a result, the scooter becomes so small that it can be carried inside any luggage or other vehicles.
The company’s main inspiration for the new model was another 1980s model, the Honda MotoCompo. The very small motorcycle was gas powered. It could also be folded into a more rectangular shape.
The price of the old Honda Moto Compo was equivalent to 10,000 US dollars today. Although the motorcycle did not sell much in the 1980s.
Honda originally started as a motorcycle company. Later it also produced scooters, mid-size pickups and jet planes.
Recently, Honda’s California design studio took inspiration from the previous design and developed the new version in the form of a scooter model. But now in the era of lithium batteries, making a foldable bike or scooty is much easier.
Yet such a compact scooter is brought to the market mainly with some convenience in mind. In terms of weight it is only about 41 pounds. Also being quite small in size it is also quite comfortable to move around.
It is recommended to ride the scooter at a speed of 10 miles per hour for beginners. And its maximum speed is 15 kilometers per hour. If you think about it from that point of view, its speed is not very high.
The scooter can go up to 12 miles on a single charge. However, it is sufficient for short distance travel.
The company also claims that the scooter can accelerate from zero to 15 miles per hour in just seven seconds. Also, there is storage space for charging cords and other accessories in this suitcase-shaped vehicle.
In terms of price, however, the scooter is quite expensive. Each scooter is priced at USD 995. However, considering the style and several benefits, many may want to buy it.
Currently the scooter is available in only one color. The main body is white and the leather seat is brown.
The scooter was designed so that customers could park it in a convenient place. At the same time, you can travel around the city in this small vehicle.
The Honda company believes that this fun vehicle will create a stir among the ‘transportation-nerd’ community, i.e. those who are extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all things transportation related. At the same time, they also plan to launch accessories such as backpacks, helmets and clothing under MotoCompacto.