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Among these companies was founded by an engineer and self-taught Honda Soichiro Honda who created his first motorized two-wheelers in 1947, Soichiro Honda was born in 1906 in the town of Komё near Hamamatsu, where his father was a blacksmith. At age 16 he left school and became an apprentice motor mechanic in Tokyo, organized a repair shop in his hometown of Hamamatsu in 1922. As his business prospered, Soichiro took up auto racing, and in All Japan Rally competitions for speed 1936 set having held 20 years old record medium speed. Later he withdrew from the competition due to a serious accident. Undoubted reason for the success of his company was his talent organizing large-scale production. Soichiro studied metallurgy at the local technical college, and after experimenting with different alloys moved to mass production of piston rings, founded the company Tokai Seiki Heavy Industries.
Two new models appeared in 1952, technically more advanced version of the E model was Dream, which was based on the frame and mechanical parts from the model D, as well as the power unit used first own four-stroke engine. It was a single-cylinder three-valve engine with 146 cm3 with two carburetors, two intake and one exhaust valve develops power of 5 hp at 5000 rev / min driven through a two-stage gearbox. Motorcycle engine does not require special care and lots of oil.
Meanwhile, due to the fact that the Japanese market was oversupplied in 1959 Honda organized a concession to the United States, and soon thereafter followed operations in Europe and Southeast Asia. Due crafted by advertising strategy aimed at those who do not ride motorcycles, a new bike boom, and sales of motorcycles in the US Honda skyrocketed. Following the C100 appeared many more popular motorcycles, all of which were equipped with engines with overhead camshaft and a chain drive. The first of this series was the single cylinder model CS90 1964 8 hp capacity, which as a cylinder and head are made of light alloy.
The first two-cylinder road car was the Honda C70 with an engine capacity of 247 cm3. His appearance in 1957, it was largely owes two-cylinder motorcycles NSU overhead camshaft that Soichiro saw three years earlier on the track racing. Made of aluminum engine developed 18 hp power under 7400 vol. / min. with a compression ratio of 8.2: 1. The crank pins were placed at an angle of 360 degrees, which means that the pistons go up and down in unison, and the camshaft is driven by means of the central chain. Transmission consists of four-speed transmission and chains.
In 1975, Honda introduced its biggest tourist model driveline class of 1000 cm3 motorcycle Gold Wing. The model was equipped with in-line four-cylinder water-cooled and four carburetors, developing 80 hp at 7000 r. / min. Because of the presence of such additional components, such as water cooler bike was relatively heavy - it weighs 295 kg. however, due to its horizontal position of the engine's center of gravity located low. The fuel tank is located under the seat, and located in the usual place fake tank contained electrician. The focus of the design of the bike has been paid to high-speed driving comfort and engine Gold Wing has evolved, rising to 1085 cm3 in 1980., 1182 cm3 - in 1984 and in 1989 became a six-cylinder motorcycle GL1500 100 hp Windshields, fairings, luggage were fashionable, and in an effort to circumvent the Harley Davidson (Service Manuals page) was present all the necessary amenities for equipment including reverse gear.
The answer to the SV750 was a rival Kawaasaki (Manuals PDF page) model Z1 a Honda, in turn, said that took a leaf out of the Benelli (PDF Manuals) catalog and created a model SVH. The six-cylinder motorcycle was released in 1978 .. a year after, This Benelli , but the engine was SBH 24-valves, developed capacity of 105 hp and accelerated to a speed of 217 km / h.
If the original V-shaped two-cylinder model is the Moto Guzzi (PDF Manuals page). Honda released the machine is the same layout, which, thanks to the unpretentious service and reliability, has won the hearts and minds of the stone army couriers SKH500 debut in 1978 can not be considered favorable, then due to some kind of rounded motorcycle nicknamed Plastic Maggot . The bike was equipped with a V-twin cylinder transverse engine capacity of 499 cm3 liquid-cooled four-actuated valve tappets. Its 50 hp passed through a shaft drive which has contributed to the lack of tension in the maintenance schedule. In 1984 there was a model SKH650, followed by a version of the Turbo 82 hp power, lack of which was overweight and complexity, absent in the SH model aspirated. In this case, standard motorbikes were so good power to weight ratio that turbocharging became useless.