Honda’s racing success was more than one man’s dream. It was his sacred commitment. Famously, on Soichiro Honda’s first recce visit to the Isle of Man TT in 1954, the world’s premier motorcycle race, the innovative self-taught engineer and nascent industrialist had felt slighted by the dismissive fat cats of the dominant British industry… personified by the sleek Edward Turner, general manager and revered designer of Triumph (also later of the V8 Daimler engine that powered the glass-fibre Daimler Dart).
Honda's two‑wheeled glory years
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