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History

2009

  • Opening of 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 "Intelligent" I-GX440 engine.

2003

  • CRF250R launched.
  • Today 50 launched with RRP of $2000.
  • Honda MPE Financial Services launched.
  • CBR600RR launched.
  • Introduction of world's first BF135 & BF150 4-stroke outboards featuring industry leading technologies such as VTEC, Dual Stage Induction, 3-Way Cooling and Lean Burn feedback Control.
  • Introduction of 25cc mini 4-stroke brushcutter range.
  • Honda donates $100,000 to CFA (Country Fire Authority) Volunteer Fire Brigade.

2002

  • Honda Marine announced official supplier of outboards to Sea World Theme Park.

2001

  • CRF450R launched.
  • Introduction of world's first 225hp 4-stroke outboard featuring advanced V-TEC technology and compliant with the world's toughest emission regulations CARB 2008.
  • Introduction of the inverter generator range.

2000

  • St Ives HART training centers established.
  • Locally produced the 200,000th lawnmower at Honda Manufacturing Australia (HMA), Melbourne.

1999

  • 50,000th student trained at HART.

1998

  • Honda’s 50th Anniversary.

1997

  • Introduction of the 4-Stroke Brushcutter.
  • Introduction of GC/GCV Engines.

1996

  • Marine Department Sales Division established to handle Honda's range of 4 stroke outboard motors. 

1995

  • 100,000th Buffalo Mower produced in Australia.

1994

  • HART Kilsyth established.
  • Gained Quality Assurance accreditation to AS3902: 1987 (recommended to be upgraded to ISO 9002: 1994)
  • 10,000th student trained at HART

1991

  • Honda Australia MPE established at Campbellfield.

1989

  • HART established.

1988

  • Honda Manufacturing established.

1987

  • Honda completed takeover of private distribution in Australia.

1973

  • Sales of Power Equipment commenced in Victoria.

1971

  • Commenced sales of mini bikes in Victoria.

1969

  • Honda Australia Pty Ltd, established in Melbourne.