Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Forty-One Years in Australia

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Forty-One Years in Australia

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HONDA is one of Australia's most respected names in motoring.

Sales for Honda in the 2008-2009 financial year exceeded $300 million which represented approximately 200,000 products.

It is estimated that about a million Honda products are used throughout Australia every day, which includes the use of motorcycles, power equipment, engines, outboards and motor vehicles.

Products are imported from the USA, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Belgium and China. Honda MPE actively exports products to New Zealand, South Africa, South Pacific, Eqypt, Saudi Arabia and Spain. Products are also distributed nationally around Australia.

Honda's proud history

2010

June 13: Opening of brand new Redline Motosports at Grandview Drive, Mt Pleasant.

2009

Opening of Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) Somerton.

Opening HART Brisbane.

2008

HMA celebrates 20 years of mower production in Australia.

Honda Motor co-celebrates 60th birthday worldwide.

2007

ASIMO tours Australia.

Honda sets new motorcycle sales record for Australia.

2006

Stuart Strickland, managing director, given a unique Lifetime Achievement award from the Australian Federal Chamber of Automotovie Industries (FCAI).

20,000th Red Riders Club member.

400,000th lawnmower produced.

2005

Stuart Strickland appointed as first Australian managing director.

CRF450X launched.

Joe Rocket Honda wins back to back dual Australia Supersport / Superbike Championship.

100,000th HRCA member.

2004

Joe Rocket Honda wins Dual Supersport / Superbike Australian Championship.

CRF250X launched.

Australia Superbike and Supersport titles.

HMA achieve record lawnmower production.

Introduction of world's first 4-stroke Blower & Hedgecutter.

Launch of sophisticated "Intelligenta I-GX440 engine.

2003

CRF250R launched.

Today 50 launched with RRP of $2000. …

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