When Soichiro Honda started Honda Motor Co., Ltd in 1948 even he might not have imagined that his motorcycle company will dominate the two-wheeler spectrum.
But such has been the journey of the Japanese two-wheeler giant that it would have really pleased the "old man, as he was affectionately referred to by his contemporaries. Honda announced that its cumulative worldwide motorcycle production reached the 300 million-unit milestone in September 2014. The 300 millionth
Honda motorcycle to roll out was the Honda Gold Wing 40th Anniversary Edition produced at Kumamoto Factory. Honda kick-started its journey in 1949 with the Dream Type-D and its first international plant was setup in Belgium in 1963. Honda currently produces motorcycles at 33 plants in 22 countries, with India being among its major global two-wheeler markets.
Speaking on the occasion, Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. said, "Thanks to support from our customers and all of the people involved in development, production and sales, Honda was able to reach the 300 million-unit milestone. We will continue to provide products that will please our customers in each country and region in the world.