History of Honda

Honda is well known worldwide due to its various models of cars, motorcycle, power equipment, marine engines and automobile engines. Honda is now the six largest auto manufacture in the world. Honda is known to be of one of the world’s biggest motorcycle and engines making company since 1959. Within 5 years, it became the largest motorcycle distributors in the market at that time.
October 1949, Honda's founder Soichir Honda established a research institute in Hamamatsu, Japan. He there developed and produced small 2-cycle motorbikes engines. Later on, in 1948, Honda Motor Company was created. Then in 1959, Honda established its first store front in Los Angeles. By 1962, Honda moved into the truck and automobile sales. By then they controlled 65% of Japanese motorcycle market. During the 60's, America opened doors for Honda to manufacture motorcycles for millions of Americans.

Their first model was nicknamed Bata Bata, for the sound it's engine made. It's official name was Honda Model A, which was basically an engine attached to a cycle.

I. Company Profile

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda), incorporated on September 24, 1948, develops, produces and manufactures a range of motor products, ranging from small general-purpose engines and scooters to specialty sports cars. The Company has four segments: motorcycle business, automobile business, financial services business, and power product and other businesses. Honda conducts its operations in Japan and around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia. Motorcycles are distributed through approximately 5,900 outlets.

Honda Headquarters
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