Classic Motorcycle

Honda Turner bite-size extracts


Soichiro Honda (with Takeo Fujisawa)

June 1948

The two men who founded Honda Motor Co in 1948. Prior to this, Honda worked as a mechanic and made piston rings, he sold the business to Toyota and started making motorcycle engines. Honda was the engineer, Fujisawa the commercial brain behind the company's massive growth.

Edward Turner (with Rita Hayworth)

August 1952

One of Britain's greatest engineering designers and friend of stage and screen greats. Pictured with Ms Hayworth on the back of one of his famous Speed Twin Triumphs on the lot of a Hollywood studio.


Kenzo Tada - Man on a Mission

June 1930

The first Japanese rider at the Isle of Man TT in 1930. His 4 month overland journey and his determination to overcome, and compete with the best.