Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Crosses 35th Million Two-Wheeler Milestone In India


Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India celebrated a historical milestone as the company’s four manufacturing plants in India have together crossed the 35 million two-wheeler mark in total. The 35th million two-wheeler was an ‘Activa 4G’ from Honda’s second plant in Tapukara (Rajasthan)

Honda 2Wheelers India started operations in 2001. It took 11 years to achieve the initial 10 million units cumulative production in India (milestone achieved in 2012). As the only Honda in Indian two-wheeler industry since 2012, Honda grew to meet customer demand and added the next 25 million customers in just five and half years. With this, Honda wing mark family is now 35 million customers strong.

2017 Honda CBR 650F

The love and trust of Honda keeps growing as a new customer is joining the Honda family every 5 seconds.

Important milestone of Honda 2Wheelers India:

1999Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) is incorporated
2001Starts production at first plant in Manesar, the first model Activa is launched
2002Starts exports from India
2004Enters the motorcycle market with 150cc CB Unicorn

Becomes No. 1 brand in scooter segment led by Activa success

2006Diversifies in the motorcycle segment with launch of 125cc CB Shine
2008Only two-wheeler company to continue to grow double-digit after Lehman crisis
2009Introduces Combi-Brake System with Equalizer technology – An industry First
2011Inaugurates 2nd manufacturing plant at Tapukara (Rajasthan) of 12 lakh units capacity
2012Becomes Only Honda in India

Enters 110cc motorcycle segment with Dream Yuga

New Technical Centre with integrated SEDBQ function inaugurated

2013Inaugurates 3rd manufacturing plant at Narsapura (Karnataka) with 12 lakh units capacity

Honda Eco Technology (HET) introduced for improved mileage

2014Expands capacity at 3rd manufacturing plant to 18 lakh units
2015Launches 15 new models in 2015 including first CKD model CBR 650F
2016Inaugurates 4th manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Gujarat) of 12 lakh units capacity

Honda 2Wheeler India sales cross 5 million mark annually for first year

2017Expands capacity at 3rd manufacturing plant to 24 lakh units, total capacity reaches 6.4 million units annually from 11 assembly lines at four plants

Iconic Activa becomes India’s No. 1 selling two-wheeler and is trusted by 15 crore families

2018Achieves historic 35 million cumulative milestone
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