Honda is revolutionizing mobility with the launch of the Motocompacto e-Scooter, a modern reinterpretation of the iconic Motocompo scooter from the 1980s. Unlike its predecessor, the Motocompacto is designed for 21st-century needs while incorporating the foldable feature that made the Motocompo popular. This futuristic scooter will be available for purchase in a few months, offering an innovative and convenient mode of transportation.
The Motocompacto boasts a sleek and modern design, crafted in collaboration with Honda’s studios in Ohio and California. When not in use, it can be easily folded and transformed into its own carrying case. This compact and lightweight scooter weighs only 41.3 pounds, making it easily portable and storable in tight spaces. It can be taken along in a vehicle, used on public transportation, or stored in small areas with ease.
Equipped with a permanent magnet, direct drive motor and a 6.8 Ah battery, the Motocompacto offers impressive performance. With a peak output of 490W and 11.8 lb-ft of torque, it can reach a top speed of 15 mph and has a range of 12 miles. Recharging the battery is quick and convenient, taking just 3.5 hours with a standard charger that can be conveniently stored on board.
Safety and rider comfort were key considerations during the design process. The Motocompacto features a comfortable seat, onboard storage, footpegs, digital speedometer, and a charge gauge. Additionally, a companion app allows riders to personalize settings such as lighting and ride modes via Bluetooth connectivity.
Honda’s commitment to safety is evident in the Motocompacto’s construction. It utilizes a robust heat-treated aluminum frame and wheels, along with a bright LED headlight and taillight, side reflectors, and a welded steel lock loop on the kickstand compatible with most bike locks. This ensures durability and security while riding.
In a surprising move, Honda will be selling the Motocompacto, with a price tag of $995. Buyers can expect to find it at their local Honda or Acura dealership, as well as on the Motocompacto.Honda.com website. It’s an affordable option that combines modern technology with a classic design, destined to become a popular choice for urban commuting and recreational riding.
– Motocompacto e-Scooter: Honda Development and Manufacturing
– Motocompo scooter: Honda