Did You Know? Honda Produced Its 300-Millionth Motorcycle

HondaDream_D-1949Honda started mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949. Its first model was the Honda Dream Type-D 98 cc. featured here. 65 years later, in 2014, Honda Motor Co., Ltd announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The company longest produced model is the Gold Wing celebrating a 40th anniversary in 2015. Today, Honda produces motorcycles, ATV’s and side-by-sides at 32 plants in 22 countries, including 2 plants in North America.

16 Responses to “Did You Know? Honda Produced Its 300-Millionth Motorcycle”


  1. 1 takehikes Nov 26th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    wow thats a whole bunch of bikes. Blown away that the Goldwing has been around that long.
    I dont think I have ever seen their first bike ever….Very nice and you could chop that and have a sweet ride!

  2. 2 Zipper Nov 26th, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Nicest looking bike Honda ever produced. Wonder what happened to their design team. ..Z,,

  3. 3 Greeko Nov 26th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Beautiful bike.

  4. 4 18bravo Nov 26th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    There’s a reason for that: They produce some very nice machines. Without my help they’d only be at 299.999.993.

  5. 5 cafesportytc Nov 26th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Honda Makes a Fantastic motorcycle, but for some reason I always lean Yamaha for a Japanese bike…

  6. 6 Dave Blevins Nov 26th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    That’s a really neat looking little bike. My early memories of motorcycles were the late 60’s and uncles & older cousins with Triumphs, BSAs, a Harley or two, even a Bridgestone… but my dad had a 305 Dream at the time, and I loved it. Thought they were neat looking, and a little odd sounding.
    Anyhoo, congrats Honda.

  7. 7 Zenaldo Nov 26th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    And not 1 attractive one in the whole bunch, ever…

  8. 8 courtney Nov 26th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Wow — love it.

  9. 9 Matt W. Nov 27th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Nice looking bike!

  10. 10 U think U know me Nov 27th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Nice lines on the bike, but I had mopeds with bigger cc’s……..98cc …….come on Honda.

  11. 11 BCinSoCal Nov 28th, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Cool looking little bike, I would have that one just for running around town. Rather be seen on that than a 30″ bagger!

  12. 12 fuji Nov 28th, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    The goldwing up thru 2010 was/is the best touring bike made in America. As per Cycle World.

  13. 13 Stephen Nov 29th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    No one ever regrets buying a Honda. My first “real” bike was a CB350 back in the late 70s. I have a Goldwing and a Fury in my garage, both are truly great bikes.

    That little 98cc sure looks great even after 65 years. Love the fuel tank, looks like it could have been done by a “custom builder” today.

  14. 14 Blackmax Nov 30th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Holey Moley !!!
    It’s really been that long ????
    Seems like only yesterday !
    But you can’t argue with success
    The Gold Wing & derivatives (F6B & Valkyrie)
    are the standard in non V-twin large displacement cycles

  15. 15 James Tilford Dec 1st, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Makes you wonder, why in the world the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club that has
    been active in the US for many decades only has 3,400 members? When
    there are many millions of vintage Hondas (ALONG with all the Yamahas, Suzukis,
    Kawasakis, etc) right here in America. Millions and millions of eligible
    models.
    Jim T.

  16. 16 Steve Constable Dec 17th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    That first Honda looks like a Danish Nimbus.

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