With about 180,000 employees worldwide, the firm operates in four main segments: Motorcycles, Automobiles, Financial Services, and Power Products and Other Businesses. North America is Honda's largest market in the automobile segment.
A variety of factors impact Honda's earnings, ranging from U.S. legislation, the housing market, and commodities prices to exchange rates, emerging markets, and an aging Japanese population. Honda's fuel efficient fleet of small cars and motorcycles, provided it with a relative advantage compared to some its more SUV focused competitors, as fuel prices rise. 
Honda employs approximately 180,001 employees who work at 35 major manufacturing facilities located throughout Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the USA, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Spain, Italy, France, and the U.K. Although Honda is one of the largest companies in Japan, it still trails behind its perennial leader Toyota Motor (TM). The company operates in four main segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Product & Other Business.
|Automobile Division Income||¥8,889||¥9,489||¥7,674||¥6,555|
|Motorcycle Division Income||¥1,370||¥1,559||¥1,411||¥1,140|
|Power Product & Other Income||¥418||¥421||¥343||¥278|
|Financial Services Income||¥410||¥534||¥582||¥606|
|Total Revenue (% change y-o-y)||¥11,087 (11.9%)||¥12,003 (8.2%)||¥10,011 (16.7%)||¥8,579 (14.3%)|
|Operating Income (operating margin)||¥852 (7.7%)||¥953 (7.9%)||¥190 (1.9%)||¥364 91.8%|
There is no best brand. There are a lot of different farotcs that appeal to a lot of people. Heritage and community, Harley. Reliable metric, Honda. Reliable and powerful domestic, Victory. Comfortable sport bike, honda. good all round sport bike, Kawasaki and Yamaha. Holds value, Harley. I have owned a honda crusier, shadow 600, two kawi sport bikes, ninja 250 and zx6r, 2 harleys, vrod and fatboy, and the best bike in my opinion that I have owned is my current ride, my Victory kingpin. It is all a matter of opinion. Find the bike that moves you and ride it. Good Luck!
36 a 2d2I don't think so if the battery is cotpeemlly dead, but that's a pretty rare circumstance. Hybrids have gone hundreds of thousands of miles on the same battery pack, and if it's an old hybrid why buy a new battery? You can find batteries at salvage lots from hybrids that have been an accidents, but the battery is still in perfect shape and the costs are quite economical.In terms of conventional hybrids, not plug-ins, the battery just really hasn't been an issue. There have been some glitches here and there, but only in a very small percentage of cases. In terms of plug-ins, we'll have to wait a while for the real world data to tell that story.16
Honda's small-car, simple, fuel efficient product line lacks much of the diversity and range of the market share leaders. If Honda is to dominate the world market, it will have to expand its product line, diverging from what it does best - and likely hurting its margins.
Harley-Davidson maintains a large lead in its dominance in the US Heavyweight Motorcycle market as compared to Honda and others. Unlike Harley, Honda specializes in the full array of motorcycles, ranging from dinky scooters sold primarily in emerging markets to the heavyweights Harley is known for. This means that HOG and Honda's respective sales react differently to economic changes. As Harley's are seldom used as primary transportation, but rather as a recreational vehicle, HOG's sales generally fall off during economic slowdowns as people have less disposable income. On the other hand, especially in emerging markets, Honda's motorcycles serve as a primary transportation method for lower income individuals, meaning that growing wealth can drive consumers to automobiles, which the company hopes will be also made by Honda.