Timeline

Throughout its history, Honda has brought smiles to countless people all over the world with its innovative and reliable products. Its achievements are borne of a stubborn determination to make people’s lives better.

1969

  • Honda launches the CB750 Four, which gives birth to the popular category in Japan, 'Nanahan' - 750cc class

    July 1969Corporate

  • Honda begins its first overseas production of automobiles in Taiwan

    June 1969Corporate

  • Motorcycle production begins at Bunshu of Malaysia through a technical tie-up

    June 1969Corporate

  • Automobile production begins at Oriental Assemblers through a technical tie-up with Kar Motor of Malaysia

    June 1969Corporate

  • The H1300, world-class super sedan is introduced

    May 1969Corporate

  • Honda Canada Inc. is established

    March 1969Corporate

  • Honda Australia Pty., Ltd. is established

    February 1969Corporate

1968

  • Motorcycle technical assistance agreements are signed in Mexico and Spain

    Bringing the number of local assembling countries to thirteen

    August 1968Corporate

  • Honda announces the first fully automatic transmission for Mini-vehicles, the Hondamatic

    March 1968Technology

  • Honda attains milestone of 10 million motorcycles produced

    January 1968Corporate

1967

  • Honda withdraws from participation in the TT Race

    December 1967Motorsports

  • Suzuka Factory begins producing automobiles

    October 1967Corporate

  • Honda wins first place in the 250cc, 350cc and 500cc classes at the TT Race

    June 1967Motorsports

  • Motorcycle production begins in Thailand at the joint venture Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    May 1967Corporate

  • Honda launches its first mini passenger automobile, the N360

    March 1967Corporate

1966

  • Honda becomes the first company to win the Manufacturer's Championship in all five classes of Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

    September 1966Motorsports

  • Honda wins first place in the 50cc, 250cc and 500cc classes at the TT Race

    June 1966Motorsports

1965

  • Honda wins its first Formula One race in the Mexico Grand Prix with driver Richie Ginther

    October 1965Motorsports

  • Honda of the UK is established

    September 1965Corporate

  • Honda wins first place in the 250cc and 350cc classes at the TT Race

    June 1965Motorsports

  • Motorcycle production joint venture Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is established

    April 1965Corporate

  • Full-scale export of the S600 begins

    February 1965Corporate

  • Honda launches its first generator, E300

    January 1965Corporate

1964

  • The Sayama Factory is established in Sayama-city, Saitama Prefecture (currently Sayama Plant of Saitama Factory), and begins production of automobiles and manufacturing machinery

    November 1964Corporate

  • Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is established in Thailand

    October 1964Corporate

  • Motorcycle production begins at Atlas Autos (current Atlas Honda Limited) of Pakistan through a technical tie-up

    October 1964Corporate

  • Honda enters its first race car in Formula One, the RA271 in the German Grand Prix

    August 1964Motorsports

  • Motorcycle production begins at Koyo Industries of the R.O.C. through a technical tie-up

    June 1964Corporate

  • Honda wins first place in the 125cc and 250cc classes at the TT Race

    June 1964Motorsports

  • Honda France S.A. is established

    May 1964Corporate

  • Honda launches its first outboard engine, GB30

    December 1964Corporate

1963

  • First Japan Grand Prix of Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is held at Suzuka Circuit; Honda takes first place in 50cc, 250cc and 350cc classes

    November 1963Motorsports

  • Honda starts production of the C310, a new moped produced at Belgium Honda Motor

    Honda's first exclusive model produced abroad

    October 1963Corporate

  • Honda wins first place in the 250cc and 350cc classes at the TT Race

    June 1963Motorsports

  • Honda wins the Manufacturer's Championship title in the 250cc and 350cc classes of the World Grand Prix

    December 1963Motorsports

1962

  • Motorcycle production begins in Taiwan at Sanyo Industries of the R.O.C. through a technical tie-up

    December 1962Corporate

  • First All-Japan Road Race Championship is held at Suzuka Circuit, and Honda wins first place inf the 50cc, 125cc, 250cc and 350cc classes

    November 1962Motorsports

  • The S360, T360 and S500 , Honda's first automobiles, are introduced at Ninth Tokyo Motor Show

    The S360 was not on the market, instead, S500 was lauched designed targetting to be marketed around the world.

    October 1962Corporate

  • Honda establishes Belgium Honda Motor

    The first automotive production site of a Japanese company in the European Economic Community (EEC).

    September 1962Corporate

  • Suzuka Circuit is completed in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture

    September 1962Motorsports

  • Honda wins Manufacturer's Championship title in the 125cc, 250cc, and 350cc calsses of the World Grand Prix

    September 1962Motorsports

  • Honda wins first place in the 125cc and 250cc classes at the TT Race

    June 1962Motorsports

1961

  • Honda wins the Manufacturer's Championship title in the 125cc and 250cc classes of the World Grand Prix

    October 1961Motorsports

  • Export of knockdown motorcycle components manufactured by Suzuka factory to assemble in Taiwan

    August 1961Corporate

  • European Honda GmbH is established in the then-West Germany

    Honda's first subsidiary in Europe

    June 1961Corporate

  • Honda produces 1millionth Super Cub

    June 1961Corporate

  • Honda sweeps first through fifth places in 125cc and 250cc classes of the Isle of Man TT

    June 1961Motorsports

  • Motor Sports Land Co., Ltd. is established

    January 1961Motorsports

1960

  • Honda Engineering Research Center becomes an independent company, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

    July 1960Corporate

  • Suzuka Factory begins producing motorcycles

    April 1960Corporate