Honda’s cumulative worldwide motorcycle production reaches 300 million-unit
Honda today announced that Honda’s cumulative worldwide motorcycle production reached the 300 million-unit milestone in September 2014, and held a ceremony at Kumamoto Factory, Honda’s primary motorcycle production plant in Japan, to celebrate reaching the 300 million-unit milestone. A Gold Wing 40th Anniversary Edition produced at Kumamoto Factory became the 300 millionth motorcycle that Honda produced globally.
The 300 million-unit milestone was reached in the 66th year since Honda began motorcycle production in 1949 with the Dream Type-D.
The history of Honda’s motorcycle business began with the start of mass-production in Japan in 1949. Production outside of Japan began in Belgium in 1963, and since then Honda has been expanding its local production to many countries around the world based on Honda’s commitment to “build products close to the customer. Honda is currently producing motorcycles at 33 plants in 22 countries.