30 Years of Dahon

DAHON's first modern folding bicycle
When scientist Dr. David Hon decided to leave his successful career as a laser physicist behind him and focus on green transportation for everyone, his own star was born – DAHON. Working together with his brother Henry, the two developed the first modern folding bicycle and proceeded to unfold the bicycle’s true potential. 220+ patents and 30 years of quiet evolution and ingenious technologies later, DAHON has shaped the way folding bikes are made and the way we get from one place to another. Focused firmly on a green future, DAHON remains unyielding in redesigning green mobility.


DAHON Europe opens in Bulgaria
All DAHON branded bikes destined for Europe are produced in Plodiv, Bulgaria, as part of a strategic partnership with Maxcom Ltd. The factory is a full-scale production base at one of the most modern facilities on the continent.


DAHON claims record in Guinness Book of World Records

After only 18 years of production, DAHON is cited in the Guinness Book of Records Millennium Edition as “the world’s largest producer of folding bicycles”.


Factory in Shenzhen opens in China

DAHON’s new Shenzhen factory opens in China. This grew to be DAHON’s biggest production facility, turning out about half a million bicycles every year.


Folding bike craze spreads across USA

The DAHON folding bike catches on across the country as the press gets wind of the Hon brothers’ revolutionary idea. Even television is interested in showing this timely invention, and David and Henry became celebrities in their own right. 10,000 bikes are sold this year.


6,000 folding bikes in first six months

The first folding bike is a success! Offering all the riding performance of a standard bike, but transforming quickly to a compact size for stowing or carrying, 6,000 folders were built and sold in the first six months of the brand’s establishment.


The DAHON star is born

The Hon brothers make a bold decision to establish the DAHON brand and build a factory in Taiwan with the three million dollars they have raised from investors and supporters such as the Carpenters singers and Acer computers.