Japan's Honda Motor Co., Ltd. says its cumulative worldwide motorcycle production during 57 years of business reached 150 million units at the end of April 2005.
Honda's mass production of motorcycles began in 1949 with the "Dream Type D" model. The company began overseas production of motorcycles in Belgium in 1963. Today Honda builds motorcycles at 28 locations in 21 countries around the world and has R&D centers in the U.S., Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, and India.
Honda sold 10.8 million motorcycles in 2004. The company says it's striving to reach a sales goal of 12.5 million units in 2005, a 16% increase from last year.
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