A Brief History of Honda Motorcycles

Honda don't only make motorcycles. Their cars, too, have a reputation for reliability. Honda engines are also the power-plant for many agricultural and industrial machines and generators.

Not only that, in 2003 the first Honda jet aircraft took its test flight.

And beginning in 1986, Honda's interest in humanoid robot design led to the creation of ASIMO.



Dubbed "The Gentleman's Tourer", the "Pan" (as it came to be known) was a marketing trick, creating a demand for a bike between the CBR1000 and the six-cylinder GL1500 GoldWing. A superb long distance tourer, it's quite capable of transporting two people and their luggage at high speed all day, every day, with a discreet elegance.

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