Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959 and also the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Along with Honda’s automobile and motorcycle businesses, the company also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators. In motorcycle segment, there is no competitor of this Japanese automobile mammoth. In 1982, Honda manufactured almost 3 million motorcycles annually. By 2006 this figure had reduced to around 550,000 but was still higher than its three domestic competitors.
Honda surpassed Nissan in 2001 to become the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer. Honda is the sixth largest automobile manufacturer in the world. Honda is also associated with the established of GE Honda Aero Engines and Honda HA-420 Honda Jet. It has also manufactured many hybrid, plug-in electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in order to protect the environment from harmful chemicals.
Some of the motorcycles by Honda:-
- Honda Cub:
Honda Cub is the first motorcycle manufactured by Honda. Honda Cub motorcycle with a 49 cc four-stroke engine, 65kgs weight and top speed 40km/h is in continuous manufacturing by Honda since 1958. With more than 60 million motorcycles manufactured worldwide, Honda Super Cub is the best-selling motor vehicle in the history. It’s been improvised years after years.
- Honda CB 750:
Honda CB750 is another popular motorcycle built in several model series between 1969-2003 and 2007. Honda CB 750 is considered the milestone for Honda’s successful introduction of a transverse, overhead camshaft inline four-cylinder engine still dominant in sport bikes. The CB750 was the first modern four-cylinder machine from a mainstream manufacturer was also popularly known as “superbike”.
- Honda CBR600RR:
Honda CBR600RR is yet another amazing 599 cc sport motorcycle that was introduced by Honda in 2003 as a race replica version of Honda’s CBRFx series motorcycles. It won every Supersport World Championship title from 2002 to 2008.
- Honda CBR1000RR:
Honda CBR1000RR also known as the Fireblade is a 999 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder sport bike that was introduced by Honda in 2004 to replace the CBR954RR.
- Honda RC51:
Honda RC51 motorcycle also known as the RVT1000R in US and TR1000 in Europe. Honda RC51 is a V-twin motorcycle produced by Honda from 2000 to 2006. In 2000 Honda released the RC51, powered by a 998 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine and it won the World Superbike Championship same year.
- Honda Fury:
Honda Fury another powerful motorcycle by Honda with 1,312 cc V-twin engine, the Fury has an entirely original frame and bodywork. The rear wheel is driven using a driveshaft, mated to a five-speed transmission.
- Honda Gold Wing:
Honda Gold Wing is a touring motorcycle designed and manufactured by Honda in 1974, and went on to become a popular model in North America, Western Europe and Australia. Over the years, it has had numerous modifications to its design. In 1975 it featured a 999cc flat-four engine and in 2001 it featured a 1,832 cc flat-six engine.
There are many more wonderful creations by Honda Motors leaving an ever lasting impression on Motorcycle lover’s hearts and minds. Today’s models have more dashing designs, with amazing power and speed to shake the strongest roads.