Thursday, December 8, 2022

3D artist Allan Williams redesigns cult-classic Honda Motocompo scooter

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A London-based 3D artist Allan Williams has designed an idealistic reinterpretation of the iconic Honda Motocompo scooter from the early 1980s. The new concept envisions a full-size and race-ready iteration of the cult classic model, which was initially introduced as a folding trunk bike to fit inside subcompact cars.

The new “Motocompo XL” bike concept provides a full-size, race-ready iteration of the iconic classic that still retains the key features of the original, albeit with sleeker, more modern design language. The concept is modeled in Fusion 360 and Cinema 4D, textured in Substance Painter, and rendered with Redshift. Just like with the original, the Motocompo XL boasts a full suite of integrated lighting fore and aft, a monoposto seat, and handlebars that are based on the folding units present on the 1980s bike.

The Motocompo XL is a cafe racer right out of the pop culture handbook.
The Motocompo XL is a cafe racer right out of the pop culture handbook. Credit: Allan Williams

Williams has published two versions of the honda Motorcompo XL – bright red and yellow. The bike is an evolution from a two-wheeled scooter to a fully matured electric motorcycle. Williams has also replaced the Trunk Bike’s 2.5-hp 49cc single with an electric powertrain, which resides inside the frame under the riding position.

While Allan Williams’ all-electric Honda Motocompo XL concept won’t be entering production, the concept makes us extremely optimistic about the future of lightweight two-wheelers.

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