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The Honda brand is owned by Honda Motor Company, Ltd., which is a Japanese manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Honda Motor Company also owns both the Acura and Honda brands of motor vehicles. They have been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, reaching a production of over 400 million by the end of 2019, as well as the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001 and was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world in 2015.