Located in the Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, the Honda Collection Hall houses around 300 restored motorcycles, automobiles, power products, and racing machines. The museum pays homage to founder Soichiro Honda and embodies the dreams and passion of this remarkable man along with those who has ever used and fallen in love with a Honda product. Ben Miller, editor of CAR magazine
, was lucky enough to visit the collection hall in Japan.
When it comes to automobiles, the section is in no way lacking with Super Cub and Ginther's RA272 Grand Prix car, 2006 RA106, Fastback S600, and the Lotus and McLaren F1 race cars powered by turbo Honda V6s. But we’ll be taking a closer look at what the museum has to offer us two wheeled enthusiasts as this is a Rebel 3 forum.
Most of them are notable racing bikes including the RC213V MotoGP racer, a '91 RVF750, even the NR four-stroke project that never really made its mark in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing scene was on display. Of course, no collection is complete without the first motorcycle featuring the Honda bade, a 0.5bhp two-stroke powered little thing.
It’s not all show and tell at the Honda Collection Hall, there’s an area where you can build and test drive an electric cart by yourself. If the weather is nice, attendees can race each other at the Mobipark Kart Land.
Honda’s Collection Hall is worth a visit if you’re ever in the neighbourhood.