Honda Motocompo revisited in a more modern cafe racer avatar is what urban motorcycle enthusiasts would drool with thanks to the Motocompo XL bike concept.
Do you remember the cult Honda Motocompo scooter from the early 1980s? The two-wheeler that could fit in the trunk of a car? The rectangular box-shaped plastic body with handlebars, saddle and footrests folds neatly into the frame for a clean look. After selling fifty-three thousand units, Honda ditched the compact scooter in 1983, but couldn’t erase its memory with concept vehicles like the 2001 e-Dax, e-NSR, and the 2011 Motor Compo electric scooter. .
So what would a Motocompo on steroids and muscle look like? Giving up his mellow character for a warmer version of himself – an undeniable metamorphosis and being reborn like a phoenix from the ashes of time. This metaphorical vision is fully represented in the Honda Motocompo XL motorcycle assembled by 3D artist Allan Williams. It inherits the DNA of the original Motocompo scooter in many ways – the square shape is one of them. Imagine this is an XL version of the compact scooter – loaded with the nastiness of machine racing, the Motocompo XL is a cafe racer straight out of the pop culture manual.
The bike is an evolution from a two-wheeled scooter to a mature motorcycle, ready to take its rider on a hell of a ride. The electric motor of the two-wheeler resides inside the frame below the driving position and these headlights look meaner than ever. Allan chooses colors of urban chicks as the skin for the bike – the yellow paint job with red logos and text giving off that Kodak color scheme vibe. Would I want to ride the Motocompo XL if it ever happens? Absolutely yes, who won’t want to experience the nostalgic but modern feeling of driving this beautiful monster.
Designer: Allan Williams