See photos of a motorcycle that was ahead of its time in the Memorable Motorcycle: Honda Dream 250 photo gallery. Read more about the history, development and performance of the Dream 250 in this installment of Memorable Motorcycles.
- The Honda Dream 250 may not have the lust-inspiring appeal of other machines, but it featured phenomenal feats of engineering.
- The Honda Dream 250's leading link forks were quirky but still fit for purpose.
- The fully enclosed rear chain was brilliant, the dampers weren't.
- Handling was one of the areas where the Honda Dream 250 fell short.
- The Honda Dream 250 may not have garnered envious praise from hardcore riders of the day, but it's reliability was nearly unmatched.
- Soichiro Honda designed the Dream 250 after taking 10 days visiting temples in Japan, where he searched for inspiration which would represent his culture overseas.
- The single overhead cam twin cylinder engine was simple and effective, and yet state-of-the-art.
- The badge European manufacturers would come to fear.
- The Honda Dream 250 was a motorcycle for the non-motorcyclist, which contributed greatly to the company's efforts to expand motorcycling to a larger audience.
- The Honda Dream 250's Twin engine was oil-tight and unbreakable.