Honda rolls out its 300 millionth motorcycle at the Kumamoto plant in Japan
A 2015 Gold Wing that rolled out of Honda Motor's Kumamoto plant turns out to be the 300 millionth motorcycle built by the Japanese auto maker.
The 300 million figure covers the total number of motorcycles built by Honda since it started motorcycle production in 1949. In its 66th year, the company has expanded production beyond Japan, with 33 plants across 22 countries. India contributes to this number with Honda two-wheeler manufacturing facilities in Tapukara (Rajasthan), Manesar (Haryana) and Narsapura (Karnataka).
In an official statement from the company, post the ceremony celebrating the 300-million milestone, Honda said that it "has been expanding its local production to many countries around the world based on (its) commitment to build products close to the customer. With a longstanding passion to create technologies that make people's lives more convenient and fun, Honda has been developing and offering products that accommodate the diverse needs of customers in a large number of countries and regions around the world."
The 2015 Honda Gold Wing was recently launched here in India at Rs 28.5 lakh (ex-Delhi).
Honda Reaches 300 Million-Unit Milestone In Cumulative Global Motorcycle Production
|TOKYO, Japan; 9 December 2014 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that Honda's cumulative worldwide motorcycle production reached the 300 million-unit milestone, and held a ceremony at Kumamoto Factory, Honda's primary motorcycle production plant in Japan, to celebrate reaching the 300 million-unit milestone. A 2015 model Gold Wing produced at Kumamoto Factory became the 300 millionth motorcycle Honda that produced globally. The 300 million-unit milestone was reached in the 66th year since Honda began motorcycle production in 1949 with the Dream Type-D. The history of Honda's motorcycle business began with the start of mass-production in Japan in 1949. Production outside of Japan began in Belgium in 1963, and since then Honda has been expanding its local production to many countries around the world based on Honda's commitment to "build products close to the customer." With a longstanding passion to create technologies that make people's lives more convenient and fun, Honda has been developing and offering products that accommodate the diverse needs of customers in a large number of countries and regions around the world. Having grown into a brand beloved by many customers around the world, Honda is currently producing motorcycles at 33 plants in 22 countries, sharing joys with its customers. Honda will continue offering products which fulfill the needs of its customers around the world.|
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