tokyo motor show   honda motor compo foldable electric scooter tokyo motor show   honda motor compo foldable electric scooter
dec 02, 2011

tokyo motor show honda motor compo foldable electric scooter

honda ‘motor compo’ electric scooter concept

on exhibition at tokyo motor show 2011, honda‘s ‘motor compo’ is a foldable electric scooter whose design hearkens back to the 1980’s ‘motocompo’. the front-wheel drive vehicle measures under 3 feet (1 meter) in both length and height. the ‘motor compo’ is designed to fit easily into honda’s ‘micro commuter’ concept vehicle (covered in this designboom article), and like the ‘loop battery’ of the ‘micro commuter’, the power pack of the ‘motor compo’ can be removed and used to power personal electronic devices.

a honda employee was quoted as saying:

‘looking at the ‘motor compo’ now, it’s as if we combined the memories of both the city [line of honda cars] and the [1980’s original] motocompo to create an image to represent this new generation.’

3/4 front view

view of the device folded

handlebar with smartphone control

  • Genius!

    Erick says:
  • where’s the airbag going to go?

    dbkii says:
  • Cute and MoMA will happily sell it in its Design Shop but no butt on the planet will stay put (or comfortable) on that seat.

    Tom P says:
  • I like the idea that e-scooter realy is battery box with small wheels on corners

    +- says:
  • How is it that Honda couldn’t build something more practical in the electronic bike category? If it was light enough to carry with you onto public transportation, i.e. a bus, subway, etc. they would really have something.

    Roger says:
  • @dbkii
    since when did bikes have airbags? i think it’s called a helmet.

    brix says:
  • i think i will ride my cassette player around the block…

    mc studio says:
  • I’ve always liked the original Motocompo design- about as functional as it gets – this one appears to stay true to the original philosophy.

    Dan says:
  • YEEEEEAHHH!!!!

    kentique says:
  • A video camera on wheels?!!!

    73553 says:
  • [url=https://www.designboom.com] designboom [/url]Will look awesome in my living room parked next to my red 1982 two-stroke-powered Motocompo!

    novaiiman says:

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