Honda is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in the world, producing over 15 million bikes since the company was founded in 1948. Honda bikes are known for its reliable, innovative, and high-quality motorcycles at relatively affordable prices. Some of Honda’s most iconic bikes include:
- CB750 (1969): Honda shocked the world when it introduced the CB750, one of the first modern four-cylinder motorcycles. It established Honda as a leader in motorcycle innovation and design. The CB750 remains popular today in the vintage motorcycle market.
- Gold Wing (1975): The Honda Gold Wing helped define the modern touring motorcycle. It featured a flat six-cylinder engine, shaft drive, and amenities like an integrated trunk and AM/FM radio. The Gold Wing set the standard for long-distance motorcycles that has endured for over 40 years.
- CBR (1983): Honda introduced the CBR line of sport bikes, featuring redlines over 10,000 RPM and cutting-edge styling. Early models like the CBR1100XX, known as the “Blackbird,” were the fastest production motorcycles of their time. The CBRs proved Honda could build high-performance motorcycles to compete with the best from Europe and the U.S.
- Super Cub (1958): The Honda Super Cub is the most popular motorcycle ever, with over 100 million produced. Inexpensive, fuel efficient and durable, the Super Cub was a huge success and introduced an entire generation to motorcycling. It’s still in production today, a testament to its timeless design.
- Africa Twin (1988): Based on Honda’s Paris-Dakar rally bikes, the Africa Twin is a durable dual-sport motorcycle made for long-distance adventure riding. It has a loyal following for its reliability and 80,000 mile service intervals. Honda recently reintroduced the Africa Twin after a 10 year hiatus, and it was immediately hailed as one of the best adventure motorcycles ever made.
- Monkey (1961): The diminutive Honda Monkey motorcycle became popular in the 1960s as a playful, youthful bike. Under 50cc, it was accessible to riders without a motorcycle license. The Monkey developed a cult following and today original models are highly collectible. Honda recently revived the Monkey for a new generation of young, stylish urban riders.
From high-performance sport bikes to commuter-friendly mopeds, Honda has a diverse lineup of motorcycles for riders of all types. Honda’s cutting-edge engineering, high build quality and timeless designs have earned it a place as one of the most influential motorcycle brands in history.