Honda Motor Company Timeline

1906 Soichiro Honda Soichiro Honda is born in Hamamatsu, Japan.
1948 Honda Motor Co. Ltd is incorporated.
1949 1949 D-Type Honda’s first production motorcycle, the Dream D-type debuted with an air-cooled 98cc 2-cycle single-cylinder engine. It was produced at the Noguchi plant in Hamamtsu-city, Shizuoka.
1958 1958 Super Cub The Honda Super Cub C100 is introduced 50cc 4-stroke engine. This motorcycle remains in production to this day and is the most produced motor vehicle in history surpassing 100 million units in 2017.
1959 American Honda Motor Co. opens in Los Angeles.
1961 Mike Hailwood Honda dominates the 125cc and 250cc classes at the Isle of Mann TT with rider Mike Hailwood.
1968 Honda produces its 10 millionth motorcycle.
1969 1969 CB750 The CB750 is Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show.
1970 Dick Mann Dick Mann wins the Dayonta 200 aboard a CR750 factory-built race bike.
1973 Soichiro Honda retires as Honda Motor Company president.
1991 Soichiro Honda GraveSoichiro Honda dies at age 85