Honda has submitted a trademark application for the name “Motocompacto” with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The name immediately conjures visions of the 1981-85 Honda Motocompo, a folding scooter designed to fit in the cargo area of the Honda City hatchback. Could this mean a new trunk-mounted suitcase bike for a modern Honda car?
The filing was discovered by Motorcycle.com, which also states that the Motocompacto might be electric: “The new trademark application lists the intended use as being for ‘land vehicles, namely, electric scooters.'” If that’s the case, perhaps it will fit in the back of the new Honda e.
This isn’t the first time Honda has revived the idea of the Motocompo. Back in 2011, Honda came up with the Motor Compo, a foldable electric bike for use with something called the Micro Commuter Concept. That bike had a removable battery pack that could be used to power source in your home, office, or at a picnic.
It should be said noted that the trademark application doesn’t necessarily mean the bike is certain to enter production, but we love the idea of a foldable e-scooter that can fit in the back of a car. We’d get one, even if we don’t have a Honda.