Honda are delighted to partner with the 2016 Isle of Man TT; an event that has been close to our hearts since 1953.
The Honda Motor Company has been making motorcycles since 1947. In fact, our first ever product was a motorcycle; by attaching an auxiliary engine to a bicycle frame, the A-Type was born. Since then, we have been constantly innovating and pushing ourselves to be the best. Now one of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers, we produce over 50 motorbike models; from the pocket-sized MSX125, to the CBR1000RR Fireblades as used by the TT marshals this year.
The Isle of Man TT holds a special place in our heart ever since we declared entry into it in 1953. Our founder was determined to create a TT-winning machine:
“I will put my entire heart and soul, and turn my creativity and skills to the task of entering the TT races and winning them”.
Just three years after our first race and this dream came true; the Honda team were victorious in taking both the 125cc and 250cc titles. What made these victories all the more important is that before this historic moment the sport was dominated by European machines.
From these early years of success we have grown from strength to strength and are committed to being a company that society wants to exist. We are proud to be an official partner of the Isle of Man TT and look forward to all of the excitement to come!