Published on December 4th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Has Put 300 Million Motorcycles On The Global Road
Remember the iconic ‘kap-chai’ motorcycle. Achieving a milestone more than 65 years in the making, the Honda Motor Company Ltd has recently announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle which includes the kap chai which started it all. The milestone bike is a Honda Gold Wing produced at the company’s Kumamoto Factory in Japan. Honda will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Gold Wing in 2015.
Honda began mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949 when it built the Honda 98cc Dream Type-D. Today, Honda produces motorcycles, ATV’s and side-by-sides at 32 plants in 22 countries.
In 1958, Honda introduced the Honda 50, known globally as the Super Cub, which would go on to revolutionize the industry. The Super Cub, which has sold nearly 90 million units globally since its inception. Today, Honda operates 17 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles and side-by-sides, power equipment products and the HondaJet light jet.