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