Honda Heritage Center Showcases Bikes

Collection of Honda motorcycles from the 1960's through the 90's

Opening to the public next month in Marysville, OH will be the Honda Heritage Center, a combination museum, technical development center and office complex. It will feature both cars and motorcycles built in the state and North America over the past 55 years.

The $35 million, 160,000-square-foot facility was dedicated Thursday, with Gov. John Kasich joining other state and local officials in celebrating the opening.

2009 Gold Wing GL 1800

“The new Honda Heritage Center is a collection of Honda dreams in the form of products that are responsible for millions of customer relationships,” said Takuji Yamada, chief operating officer of Honda’s North American regional operations.

“The great variety of products on display – including powersports, power equipment and automobiles, as well as aviation and robotics – together with the major milestones highlighted, tell the stories of Honda associates in Ohio and from throughout North America.”

Honda Super Cub

Honda first announced plans to build a motorcycle factory in the U.S. in 1977 and became the first Japanese manufacturer to construct a plant a year later. Its first CR250R came off the assembly line in September 1979. Honda produced motorcycles and ATVs in Marysville until 2009.

Honda CR250R

(Photos are courtesy of Honda)

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  1. These are questions best addressed to Honda in Marysville, OH. I’ll try and get a contact for you.

  2. Do you have a Blue 1966 CB 160 on display?? I recently acquired one just like the one I had in 1966. It is in 95% original condition with 5000 miles. Do you display private motorcycles in good condition for limited time /dates?? I am interested in seeing your museum soon. Thanks. Ken Kangas