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Sharing joys with customers around the world

Motorcycles | Since 1948
Auxiliary engine for bicycles (1946)

Auxiliary engine for bicycles (1946)

To bring everyone the joy and freedom of mobility


After World War II, the use of auxiliary engines mounted on bicycles spread quickly in Japan, making it easier for people to move around and transport goods. This was the starting point of manufacturing for Honda. Ever since, Honda has given shape to wide-ranging joys and the fun of riding on two wheels, through such products as the Super Cub, which went on to become the standard in commuter models, and the Dream CB750 Four, which triggered an unprecedented sports bike boom across Japan. Making motorcycles with the basic goal of bringing joy and satisfaction to people serves as the starting point of Honda.

CBR650F

CBR650F

[Product history]

  1. 19491949The Dream Type D, Honda's first full-scale motorcycle, released
  2. 19581958Super Cub C100 released
  3. 19691969Dream CB750 Four released
  4. 19921992NR (750cc) released
  5. 20142014NM4 released

Expanding our manufacturing network across the world

With the vision of "bringing the convenience and fun of a motorcycle to as many people as possible," Honda made an early start in the sales and production of motorcycles outside of Japan, and then quickly expanded its international operations. Honda has since spread the technical capabilities of Japan around the world to establish a global production system. At the center of these operations today sits Kumamoto Factory in Japan, which produces large-sized motorcycles such as the Goldwing F6C and CTX1300 destined for Japan, North America and Europe. The factory also works closely with Honda's Thailand operations to produce the CBR650F and CB650F for markets around the world.

CTX1300 (U.S. model)

CTX1300 (U.S. model)

Big fun from small bikes

A large number of people throughout the world currently ride 125cc class motorcycles. Honda has augmented its product lineup in this class with a diverse blend of global models produced in Asia, meeting growing customer needs by offering a succession of small models demonstrating unique individual character. Through such decisive actions as setting up a new local subsidiary in Kenya, Honda is expanding into African markets showing remarkable growth and ramping up local production and sales operations.

SH Mode 125 (European model)

SH Mode 125 (European model)


Honda blazes the trail to the future of motorcycles

Featuring a new concept, the NM4 was developed under the themes of "Neo-futuristic" and "cool," and will now be manufactured at Kumamoto Factory for sale to customers in Japan, North America and Europe. Thinking outside the box in pursuit of creating new products that previous generations could only imagine, Honda continues to pass on the joy of motorcycle riding to the next generation and the ones to follow.

NM4 (Japan model)

NM4 (Japan model)


Worldwide motorcycle unit sales

Worldwide motorcycle unit sales
(Jan.–Dec. 2013) (unit: thousands)

[Honda motorcycle lineup]

  1. Super Cub 50 (Japan model)</span>Super Cub 50 (Japan model)
  2. CBR650F (European model)CBR650F (European model)
  3. Wave110i (Thai model)Wave110i (Thai model)
  4. CG110 (Nigeria model)CG110 (Nigeria model)
  5. Dunk (Japan model)Dunk (Japan model)
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