Kinetic Honda was a joint venture between Kinetic Engineering Limited, India and Honda Motor Company, Japan. Kinetic was the first company to have a joint venture with HMSI . The JV operated during 1984 - 1998, manufacturing 2-stroke scooters in India. In 1998, the joint venture was terminated after which Kinetic Engineering continued to sell the models under the brand name Kinetic until 2008 when the interests were sold to Mahindra.
The brand Kinetic Honda is remembered for its legacy 2-stroke scooters (which were in fact based on the Honda NH series), with continuously variable transmission and electric start, first in India when it was launched (in 1984), and the only in India until the late 1990s.