Honda Motors is world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer company since 1959, and world’s largest manufacturer company of internal combustion engines. The year 2011, Honda Motors became the 2nd largest Japanese Automobile Manufacturer company. And Honda was the 8th largest automobile manufacturer company in the world.
Honda was the 1st Japanese automobile manufacturer company which has released a dedicated luxury brand, Aura in 1986. Honda also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft, and power generators. Honda invests about 5% of its revenues in R & D.
Soichiro Honda was the father of Honda Motors. He had an interest in automobiles. He worked at the ART Shokai Garage as a Mechanic, where he turned cards and entered them in races.
Honda Motors have been manufactured almost 3 million motorcycles annually. In 2006, this figure has been reduced but was still higher than other 3 domestic competitors. The Company has manufactured so many racing and average bikes in India. Honda racing bikes are known for their sleek and stylish design and exotic engine configuration, such as 5-cylinder, 22,000RPM, 125CC & 297CC bikes. Honda débuted their first 2-stroke race bike, NS500 and entered in first 500CC Grand Prix World Championship with Freddie Spencer.
In the Motocross World Championship, Honda has won 6th World Championships.