|1960||July:||Honda R&D Co., Ltd. established.
(R&D division separated from Honda Motor Co., Ltd.)
|1961||Dec.:||Moves to current Wako R&D Center.|
|1963||Oct.:||Compact sports car S500 introduced. (1)|
|1965||Jan.:||Portable generator E-300 introduced.|
|1967||Mar.:||FF type mini passenger car N360 introduced.|
|1969||Aug.:||Dream CB750 with 4-cylinder multi engine introduced. (2)|
|1970||Feb.:||3-wheeled leisure vehicle ATC90 introduced.|
|Mar.:||Hondamatic, HondaÁs original automatic transmission, introduced.|
|1972||July:||Basic passenger car, the Civic, introduced. (3)|
|Dec.:||CVCC engine complies with 1975 Clean Air Act. (4)|
|1973||Jan.:||Asaka R&D Center established.|
|1976||Feb.:||Family use motorcycle Road Pal NC50 introduced.|
|Mar.:||Multipurpose hatchback, the Accord, introduced.
Honda power steering introduced.
|1977||Jun.:||Epoch-making power engines G150 and G200|
|July:||TN Acty introduced.|
|1979||Apr.:||Tochigi Proving Grounds established.|
|May:||Asaka Higashi R&D Center established.|
|Sept.:||Innovative new 50cc Tact scooter introduced. (5)|
|1981||Nov.:||City introduced. (6)|
|1982||Feb.:||VF750 series sports car with V-type engine introduced.|
|Apr.:||Tochigi Labs, Wako R&D Center established.|
|1983||Jan.:||OHV power engines GX110, GX140 introduced.|
|Mar.:||Lawn tractor HT3810 introduced. (7)|
|1984||May:||Tochigi Center established(renamed from Tochigi Labs).|
|Sept.:||Honda R&D North America Inc. established.|
|1985||Jun.:||New Accord and Vigor series introduced.|
|July:||World's first 4-wheel drive ATV, the TRX350 4WD introduced.|
|Nov.:||Luxury passenger vehicle Legend introduced.
Tilling tractor Mighty 11 introduced.
|1986||Apr.:||Tochigi R&D Center established (Renamed from Tochigi Center).
Wako Research Center established.
|Oct.:||4-wheel steering system (4WS) introduced.|
|1987||Jan.:||Air bag system introduced.|
|Jun.:||GL1500 with new horizontal opposed 6-cylinder engine introduced. (8)|
|1988||Apr.:||Asaka Kita R&D Center established.
Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH established.
Concerto, co-developed with ARG, introduced.
|Nov.:||Diesel tractor TX18/20 introduced.|
|1989||Apr.:||Integra with world's first variable valve timing and lift control mechanism engine, introduced.|
|Sept.:||Ascot, Accord Inspire introduced.|
|1990||Sept.:||Mid-ship sports car NSX introduced (9)|
|1991||Jan.:||Wako Basic Technology Research Center established. (Renamed from Wako R&D Center).|
|July:||V-TEC engine introduced.|
|Aug.:||Riding simulator for motorcycles introduced.|
|1992||Apr.:||NR750 with oval piston engine introduced.|
|July:||Honda R&D Taiyo Co., Ltd. established.|
|Dec.:||Honda R&D Europe (U.K). Ltd. established.|
|1993||Jun.:||Real time 4-wheel drive dual pump system introduced.|
|Sept.:||Mini Komame F110 introduced.|
|1994||Feb.:||Electric scooter introduced.|
|Oct.:||Odyssey introduced. (10)|
|1995||July:||3-stage VTEC engined introduced.
Honda Multimatic introduced.
|Aug.:||Honda ASV 1-3 safety vehicles introduced.
Motorcycle front and rear wheel ABC, M.A.-C.
ABS and T.R.C. ABS introduced.
Ultra Low Emission (ULEV) vehicle introduced.
Hokkaido Takasu Proving Center established.
Left/right drive distribution system introduced.
|Motorcycle "tough up tube" introduced.
AR combustion engine introduced.
|Dec.:||Walking humanoid robot prototype introduced.
New electric automobile Honda EV introduced.
|1997||Jan.:||CRM250AR with AR combustion engine introduced. (11)|
|Aug.:||Honda Navigation System introduced.|
|Oct.:||ZLEV (zero emission vehicle) iechnology introduced.|
|1998||Jun.:||Natural gas vehicle Civic GX introduced.
Outboard engine comprehensive tests completed in Hosoecho, Shizuoka Prefecture.
|Aug.:||New collision safety technology G Control ntroduced.|
|1999||Jan.:||Civic GX wins Engine Environmental Award.
Honda Giorno Clea series introduced.
|Sept.:||Hybrid automobile Insight introduced.|
|2000||Mar.:||World's first indoor car-to-car omnidirectional crash test facility completed.|
|July:||Honda R&D Europe S.r.l.(italia) established.|
|Oct.:||New-generation DOHC i-VTEC engine announced.|
|Nov.:||ASIMO robot introduced. (12)|
|2001||Apr.:||4-wheel driving simulator introduced.|
|Jun.:||Fit new small car intoroduced.|
|Dec.:||Civic Hybrid introduced.|
|2002||Jan.:||Honda Motorcycle R&D China Co., Ltd. established.|
|Apr.:||Next-generation thin-membrance solar cell developed.|
|July:||New low-price scooter Today introduced.|
|Dec.:||Fuel cell vehicle FCX delivered in Japan and U.S. on the same day. (13)|
|2003||Jan.:|| Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd. established.
Honda Reaearch Institute USA, Inc. established.
Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH established.
|Jun.:||Honda R&D India Pvt. Ltd. established.|
|Dec.:||Flight tests of Honda experimental business jet airplane begin.(14)|
|Flexible all-wheel drive control system introduced.(15)
Wako Nishi R&D Center established.
|2005||Apr.:||Air Wave introduced.
The iGX440, a next-generation, general-purpose engine using electronic-control technology introduced.
|Sept.:||World's first airbag system for mass-produced motorcycles is developed.|
|Nov.:||World's first hybrid snowblower with switchable snow-removal mode using electronic controls, The HSM1590 introduced.(16)|
|Dec.:||Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. established.|
|Sept.:||Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth and Honda develop technology together to manufacture ethanol from cellulose biomass.
Development of new generation diesel engine using newly developed NOx catalyst.
|July:||The F530 and The F730, two general-purpose control assemblies with clutches, introduced.|
|Oct.:||The HFT, an automatic transmission for motorcycles,developed.(17)|
|2008||Feb.:||DN-01 large sports cruiser motorcycle introduced.
FR316/ FR716 single-wheel tiller for professional farmers introduced.
|Jun.:||Development of electronically-controlled Combined
ABS a new break system for the super sports model.
|Nov.:||Domestic sales begin for new fuel cell vehicle FCX Clarity.|
|Dec.:||FCX Clarity wins prize at Auto Color Awards,
2009 Grand Prix.(18)
|2009||Feb.:||Pianta FV200 introduced.
(Gas-Powered Mini-Tiller Designed to Run on Home-use Butane Gas Canisters) (19)
|Sept.:||World’s first Motorcycle Dual Clutch Transmission introduced.(For Use in Large-displacement Sport Bike) (20)|
|CV-Matic introduced. (New Automatic Transmission for Cub-style Scooters)|
|2010||Feb.:||CB1100 with authentic style pursuing the real beauty of modeling introduced. (21)
CR-Z Hybrid Vehicle Introduced. Mar.: ENEPO EU9iGB Generator introduced.
|Mar.:||ENEPO EU9iGB Generator introduced.
(Powerd by Home-use Butane Gas Canisters)
|July.:||VFR1200F equipped with Honda Dual Clutch Transmission introduced.|
|Oct.:||Kicked off test marketing of electric scooter|
|2011||Jun.:||Fit Shuttle Hybrid Vehicle introduced.|
|Sept.:|| 700cc Engine developed for Midsize Motorcycle.
125cc Engine with Enhanced Durability and Quietness developed for Scooters.
|Oct.:||New Outboard Motor Model BF250 won the IBEX2011 Innovation Award.|
|Nov.:||Revolutionary Next-generation "Earth Dreams Technology" introduced.
"N BOX" First Model of New Mini-vehicle N Series introduced.
Household-purpose Small Cogeneration System Eco Power 1.0 won Germany's Sustainability Award 2011
|2012||Feb.:||Launch of the Graspa electric lawn mower for home use.|
|Apr.:||Announcement of the development of an innovative new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for Mid-Size Vehicles.|
|Apr.:||Launch of the NC700X, NC700S and Integra motorcycles: Combining riding fun with superior fuel efficiency.|
|Apr.:||Announcement of the development of a propane-gas-powered portable generator.|
|Jun.:||Launch of the PCX 150 scooter.|
|Sept.:||Announcement of the development of an innovative steel/aluminum welding technology and its world-first adoption in the mass-production of structural body elements.|
|Nov.:||Launch of the new “N-ONE” mini-vehicle. (22)|
Asaka R&D Center=current Motorcycle R&D Center / Wako R&D Center=current Automobile R&D Center(Wako) / Asaka Higashi R&D Center=current Power Products R&D Center / Wako Nishi R&D Center=current AirCraft Engine R&D Center / Wako Fundamental Technology Research Center=current Fundamental Technology Research Center