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19 August
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History of Honda

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I may be a little baised on this post as I am on my second Honda.  But now I know just a little more about the company and its history from this article from History of Business

Company founder Soichiro Honda developed his own design of piston ring in 1938 and won the contract with Toyota. However during World War 2, his entire piston manufacturing facilities was destroyed. The he started a new company and attached the engine to the bicycle which cheaper and efficient. These early Honda motorized bicycles were very popular and the stock of surplus two stroke engines soon ran out. In September 1948 Honda Motor Company officially founded.

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