Honda is the best-known name in ATVs, but is also a leader in UTVs, motorcycles, cars and power equipment. Honda’s private museum
is a closely guarded secret; access is by invitation
only—and invitations are rare. ATV UTV Action got a
chance to view the current display and see some of
the more interesting and unusual products Honda has
made, so you’re invited along on the tour too!
Honda’s Fourtrax 350 4x4 was one of the earliest 4x4 ATVs on the market, and its incredible popularity
proved how huge the demand for 4WD quads is. This 1988 model precedes Honda’s longitudinal engine
concept, which puts the engine’s crankshaft and driveshafts in line with the frame. Note the routing of the
driveshaft to the front differential.
Four-stroke outboard motors are common now,
but Honda’s GB30 was very unusual in 1964.
The 170cc, side-valve four-stroke produced three
Honda knows a thing or two about making fast four-wheel vehicles that
handle. The collection of successful race cars represents a small fraction
of Honda’s car-racing experience.
A rare look at some of Honda’s treasures