The Honda Goldwing GL1000 is a tourism motorcycle produced by Honda from 1975 to 1979.It was designed to compete with European and American tourism motorcycles at the time, such as the BMW R90 and the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.
The GL1000 was equipped with a four-cylinder flat engine called "Flat-Four", which provided 80 horsepower.The engine was mounted transversally within the frame, allowing better weight distribution and better handling.
The Goldwing was also equipped with a swing-arm rear suspension and a telescopic fork at the front, which offered a comfortable driving and stable driving.It was also equipped with a front and rear disc brake system, which was a fairly rare feature at the time.
In 1980, Honda introduced the GL1100, which was an improved version of the GL1000.The GL1100 had a larger engine with a cylinder capacity of 1,085 cc and a power of 82 horses.It also had improved transmission, compressed air rear suspension and an optional anti-lock braking system.
The GL1100 has seen several developments over the years, including the addition of a full front carnage, side bags and a top case for luggage.In 1985, the Goldwing was redesigned for the first time, with a new engine greater than 1,208 cc and a power of 94 horses.
In 1988, Honda introduced the GL1500, a completely new version of the Goldwing.The GL1500 had a bigger engine, 1,520 cc, and 100 horsepower.It was equipped with a five-speed transmission and a compressed air rear suspension system with electrical settings.
The GL1500 was also equipped with many comfort features, including a stereo AM/FM radio, an intercom communication system between the driver and the passenger, heated seats, a speed controller and an assisted steering.It was also available with a full front carnage, side bags and a top case for luggage.
In 2001, Honda introduced the GL1800, a completely new version of the Goldwing.The GL1800 had an even bigger engine with an engine of 1,832 cc and a power of 118 horses.It was equipped with a six-speed transmission and a compressed air rear suspension system with electrical settings.