On this day in 1949, the first Honda D-Type rolled off production line, thus marking the beginning of a great motoring story and, 70 years later, Honda celebrates its 400 millionth motorcycle. The company was founded in Hamamatsu, 150 miles south-west of Tokyo, and opened its first factory outside of Japan in Belgium, in 1963. Honda has 35 plants in 25 countries across four continents today and these factories are used to build anything from tiny 50cc commuters to off-road and enduro bikes and, of course, MotoGP winning supersport bikes. What's your favourite?

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