Honda's cumulative motorcycle production reached 400 million units in early December 2019. It has been 70 years since the mass production of motorcycles with the "Dream D" started in August 1949.
The Dream D type established Honda as a motorcycle manufacturer. At the time, all domestically produced motorcycles were steel pipe frames, while the Dream D model used a channel frame pressed from steel plates. In addition, motorcycles were painted in beautiful maroon colors in the era of black paint and market prices, as founded by founder Soichiro Honda. The D-type has become particularly prominent on the road. The appearance of the auxiliary engine has disappeared, and the design has evolved to be suitable for motorcycles. Honda's own powered belt conveyor was also used on the assembly line.
Takahiro Yasato, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., commented on the achievement of 400 million vehicles. "Honda has been providing motorcycles to customers around the world for more than 70 years, making life more convenient and enjoyable. As a result, we have achieved 400 million vehicles. Thank you to everyone involved in development, manufacturing, sales and service.We will continue to do our utmost to provide attractive products that meet the needs and dreams of customers around the world. "
Since its foundation in 1948, it started producing motorcycles in 1963 in Belgium, its first overseas production base. Since then, the company has been expanding its business around the world based on the basic philosophy of "producing where there is demand". At present, 35 bases in 21 countries produce motorcycles ranging from 50cc commuters to large 1,800cc models.
Since its inception, the company has developed and provided products that meet the needs of users in many countries and regions with the desire to make the lives of many people more convenient with technology. The slogan for 2030 continues to evolve under the slogan "Providing everyone with the joy of expanding the possibilities of life."