Bike No. 300,000,000: Honda hits unprecedented milestone

BY Samuel Reiman • November 25, 2014

Sixty-five years after the first Honda 98cc Dream Type-D rolled out in 1949, Honda celebrated the production of its 300 millionth motorcycle on Monday.

The milestone bike is a Honda Gold Wing (pictured above) produced at the company’s Kumamoto Factory in Japan. Honda will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gold Wing in 2015.

“This incredible milestone is the result of the millions of customers who have placed their trust in Honda and we would like to thank all of our customers, associates, dealers and community partners in North America for helping make it possible,” said Bob Gurga, Vice President and Manager of Motorcycle Division for American Honda. “Now, we are focused on the future and the ways that we can harness the challenging spirit of Honda associates to create new joy for Honda customers.”

Since the 1960s, Honda has been the best-selling motorcycle brand in the U.S. and the world. Today, the company produces motorcycles, ATV’s and side-by-sides at 32 plants in 22 countries, including two plants in North America, as best demonstrated in the following graphic: