Moto Compo

I found these scans of an old brochure for the “Moto Compo” scooter. As the brochure states, it’s a “trunk” bike.

MOTOCOMPO-01

What this means is it can fold up and fit in the trunk of your car.

MOTOCOMPO-02

Why didn’t this great idea catch on? Well take a look at the guy in the picture below riding it.

MOTOCOMPO-03

Would you be caught dead riding a Moto Compo? I certainly wouldn’t. Anyways, I love the crazy 80’s styles. It’s funny how Japanese ads often use white people to sell cars or scooters. Especially ones that would never be sold in western countries.

MOTOCOMPO-04

By the way, click on the photos to enjoy their full splendor.

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Moto Compo

  1. keith

    I love how trunk bike also makes a very practical table, I mean I can’t ride on a single table I own.

  2. Tsukareru

    The sax in the trunk is great… So 80’s!

    • I like how it’s carelessly thrown in with a magazine, a tennis racquet, a stereo, and a long length of rope. What is that person planning to do?

  3. Why would you even need this scooter?
    Even you’ve already driven a car to wherever you’re going, where would you need to ride that thing to? From your car’s parking space to the store’s front door?😉

    Anyways, where did you find this ad?

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