Soichiro Honda started the Honda Technical Research Institute in 1946, to experiment with machinery and find more efficient travel methods for ravaged postwar Japan. That same year, he marketed a small engine that could be attached to a bicycle. The next year, Honda released a half horsepower motorbike, the 'A-Type,' and then in 1948 a 90cc version called the 'B-Type.'

Honda kept pushing for more powerful engines, and in 1949 released the 2-stroke 'D-Type,' Honda's first true motorcycle. This was followed by the 4-stroke 'Benly' in 1953 and the 'Juno' scooter in 1954. The company's big breakthrough came in 1958, with its 'Super Cub,' an easy-to ride 'scooterette' in 50cc, 70cc, and 90cc models.

Over the next 10 years, Honda's bikes got bigger and bigger, culminating in the 4-cylinder CB 750, which could easily reach 120 mph. Honda entered off-roading in 1973, and has dominated the sport ever since. Another 1970s Honda innovation was the Gold Wing, a touring bike that launched an entirely new style of riding.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Classic Motorcycle Archive

Classic Motorcycle Archive

This simple website contains photos and descriptions of over a thousand classic antique motorcycles and motorized b… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Honda : Cb 1975 Honda Cb 750 K 5Honda : Cb 1974 Honda Cl 450 Scrambler Very Nice Low Miles Cb 450 Cb 500 Cb 750Honda : Cb 1977 Honda Cb 750 K Sohc Good Condition Clean Title Original SurvivorHonda : Cb 1973 Honda Cb 350 FYamaha : Other 1974 Yamaha Tx 500 Nice Vintage Motorcycle Low Miles Not Honda Kawasaki SuzukiHonda : Other Vintage 1969 Honda Sl90, Enduro, Ahrma. Low Miles!!!!!!!!!!!Honda : Ct 1970 Honda Ct 70 H Trail BikeHonda : Other 1974 Honda Mt 250 Clean And Mechanically RestoredHonda : Cb 1973 Honda Cl 350 Great Vintage MotorcycleHonda : Cb 1974 Honda Cb 750Honda : Other 1969 Honda S 90 Black And Chrome Low Miles AhrmaHonda : Cb 1975 Honda Cb 750Other Makes : Sst-50 Old Vintage Sst50 Sst-50 Sst 50 Motorcycle Runs Mini Bike Trail Honda YamahaHonda : Cb 1966 67 Honda Cb 160 Baby HawkHonda : Other 1972 Honda Z 50 Minitrail Original Super Clean No ReserveHonda : Other 1972 Honda Sl 90 Original Barn FindHonda : Ct 1971 Honda Candy Gold Ct 70 K 0 3 Speed AutomaticHonda : Ct 1969 Honda Ct 70 Honda Ct 70 Honda Ct 70 Honda Trail 70 Honda Trail Ct 70 Ct 70Honda : Other 1974 Honda Z 50 Cool Vintage Minibike Original Parts New Tune Up Must SeeHonda : Ct 1970 Ct 70 H K 0 4 Speed Honda Mini Trail With Title Ct 70 Z 50 Z 50 A MotorcycleHonda : Cb 1973 Honda Cb 750 Cafe Racer Beautiful BikeHonda : Cb 1977 Honda Cb 750 F Super Sport Low ReserveHonda : Other 1972 Honda Z 50Honda : Other 1965 Honda 305 Super Hawk MotorcycleHonda : Ct 1972 Honda Trail Ct 70 Hk 1 4 Speed Manual With An Extra 1971 FrameHonda : Ct 1972 Honda Sl 100Honda : Cb 1978 Honda Cb 750 K Sohc Good Condition Clean Title Original SurvivorHonda : Cb 1962 Honda Cb 77 Super Hawk 305 21 469 Miles Motor Is Stuck No TitleHonda : Cb 1972 Honda Cb 100Honda : Gold Wing 1975 Honda Gold Wing 1000 Gl 1000 Goldwing 1 St YearHonda : Ct 1974 Honda Ct 70 Blue Vintage Dirt Bike Ahrma Mini Bike Pit Bike Ct 70 Cr Crf YzHonda : Other 1977 Honda Elsinore Mr 250 Xlnt Unrestored OriginalHonda : Other Sl125 Motorsport Enduro 1973Honda : Cb 1975 Honda Cb 550 FourHonda : Other Beautifully Restored 1970 Honda Qa50 Qa 50 Minibike Dirt Bike Z Trail 1971 1972Honda : Other 1971 Honda Trail 90Honda : Other 1965 Honda S 65 S 65 S 65 SurvivorHonda : Cb 1970 Honda Cb 750Honda : Other 1973 Honda Elsinore Mt 125 Cc 2 Stroke Very Clean Runs Well No ReserveHonda : Cb 1976 Honda Cb 750 K 6 Cb 750 Sohc Project Cafe Stock Chopper BobberHonda : Ct 1978 Honda Ct 70 With Title All Original 1121 MilesHonda : Other 1966 Honda Cm 91 C 100 Repainted Titled And BeautifulHonda : Cb 1976 Honda Cj 360 Factory CafeHonda : Ca 1966 Honda Ca 95 Original Unrestored 491 Miles Museum QualityHonda Super Hawk Street Bike Motorcycle Model 1/8 Scale Revell 1966 Vintage RareHonda : Magna 1984 Honda Magna V 45 700 Cc 19 060 Miles Project No Title Bill Of SaleHonda Z50a Ct70 Ct70h Sl100 Sl125 Sl90 Taillight Unit Nos Oem 1969 1970 1971Vintage Buddy L Model A Roadster, Trailer And Honda Motorcycle Set Cool!Honda : Other 1970 Z 50 Honda Mini Trail Z 50 A Mostly Complete And Original Z 50 YellowHonda : Other ***l@@k***sl-70 1971 Honda Motorcycle- Great Condition!!Honda : Ct 1971 Honda Ct 70 With Signed Michigan TitleHonda : Cl 1967 Honda Cl 175Honda : Other Honda Ct 70 H 1970Honda : Cb 1969 Honda Cb 450 K 2 Super Sport Nice Original BikeHonda : Ct 1977 Honda Ct 70 Trail 70 Barn Find 50Honda : Other 1976 Honda Mr 175Vintage 1970's Mattel Big Jim Wolf Pack Howler Motorcycle Honda ElsinoreRare Vintage Mattel 1974 Big Jim Honda Motorcycle 2 New Vintage Honda Motorcycle Muffler Gasket - 1961 Ca72 Ca77 Cb72 Cb77Vintage Bell Star 120 Motorcycle Crash Helmet Flip Shield Visor 1970s Honda Nos