New Trademark Offers Us Hope
Honda has a knack for mini bikes. Assume Cub, suppose Monkey. Whether or not they’re the unique CS and Z bikes or their modern-day descendants, for over 50 years, Group Pink’s tiny bikes are a few of the hottest and recognizable bikes in the marketplace. I imply, the truth that the Cub is the world’s best-selling bike is the simple proof of that assertion.
There’s one other Honda mini bike that we don’t focus on practically as a lot, however that proves that the producer has mastered the artwork of the compact bike. Launched in 1981, the Motocompo was the epitome of compact. The folding 50cc mini moto was designed particularly to slot in the trunk of the Honda Metropolis. Give it some thought: Honda was already occupied with city mobility 40 years in the past, earlier than it turned the pattern we all know right this moment.
With mobility options now a part of nearly all producers’ lingo and techniques, it sounds just like the timing might be proper for Honda to deliver again its folding mini bike proper? Nicely, of us, it seems to be like that might be within the playing cards.
The Honda Motocompo in its pure surroundings.
On July 23, 2020, Honda Motor Corp filed a trademark for the title “Motocompacto”. Rings a bell? It’s not precisely Motocompo, however it’s shut sufficient. Plus, throwing “compact” into the title does give the advertising division extra materials to work with to enchantment to clients, when you ask me.
Honda registered the trademark within the “land automobiles, specifically, electrical scooters” class which suggests an city electrical scooter might be within the works. In fact, it’s solely a trademark and as it could typically be the case, there’s an opportunity this one will stay a short lived place holder. That being mentioned, a brand new door is now open—we’ll should see whether or not Honda will step in.
In any case, a couple of decade in the past, Honda launched the Moto Compo folding electrical scooter idea with a swappable battery. The undertaking by no means made it into manufacturing however with the e-scooter phase thriving now greater than ever and Honda actively creating swappable battery know-how, this might be its likelihood to hit the massive time.
Electrical or not, we’re able to a Motocompo descendant added to Honda’s lineup of mini motos. What’s to not love a couple of bike that matches in a suitcase?