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2015 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AL Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS Review
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Your Journey Starts Here…
No motorcycle has changed the concept of touring like the Honda Gold Wing. A horizontally opposed engine offering power, performance, and perfect smoothness. Shaft final drive. A chassis designed for day-long comfort. And over the last four decades, the Gold Wing has just gotten better and better, and touring riders have had it better and better too—full-coverage bodywork, bigger engines, more cylinders, better chassis, more power, integrated luggage.
So this year it’s time to celebrate with a special 40th Anniversary Edition—our 2015 Gold Wing, a motorcycle that’s come to define what a touring bike can be, and to set the standards for luxury on two wheels.
Take a week off—or even just a weekend. Pack up the Gold Wing’s saddlebags. Settle in behind that full-coverage windshield and bodywork. And point it down the road to someplace you’ve never been.
Or plan your lifetime trip, and program it in to the Gold Wing’s navi system. You see, the Gold Wing doesn’t dictate how or where you ride—it lets you live the dream, and lets you take a lucky passenger along too.
The Best. And Proud Of It.
If there’s one thing that sets a Honda apart, it’s our dedication to superior engineering. Make that two things—in addition to that innovative design, Honda’s build quality is second to none. You can see it in your Gold Wing’s fit and finish. But you also see it in how well your Gold Wing runs, and for how long. The Honda Gold Wing is the absolute gold standard in motorcycling, that’s for sure. You’ll realize it on your first ride. But, more important, you’ll still know it’s true 1,000 rides later.
Revolutionary. Extraordinary. Standard-setting. It’s what you’ve come to expect of the Gold Wing. And that’s especially true with our latest model.
Machines come and go in the motorcycling world. Times change, as do riders and their expectations. But since 1975 there’s been a bike in the Honda range that has stood the test of time – the Gold Wing. It’s evolved, of course, but just as it was originally, it remains one of the most special experiences available on two wheels. And no other bike in Honda’s current line-up has been on sale for longer in Europe.
Many riders are addicted to its avalanche of turbine-like torque, or its sheer handling poise at low – or high – speed. Some revel in its mileage-munching ability, carrying capacity and all-day two-up comfort. But all will agree on one thing – there really is nothing else quite like a Honda Gold Wing.
And fittingly for such an astonishing platform the Gold Wing has spawned two other very special machines, broadening its attraction and appeal: the Gold Wing F6B, with its long, low and pared down ‘Bagger’ style and hot rod Gold Wing F6C, an unfettered street prowler that defines the term ‘Power Cruiser’.
To mark 40 years of constant Gold Wing manufacture Honda has produced a 40th Anniversary machine, marking this milestone along what has become in motorcycling terms, one incredible journey.
The Honda Gold Wing has always stood alone. Launched as the GL1000 in 1975 its horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine was not only physically different, it felt very different with a silky output perfect for long days in the saddle. A six-cylinder, 1500cc overhaul in 1987 saw the Gold Wing once again state its intent and purpose to benchmark the ultimate touring machine.
The Gold Wing GL1800 which debuted in 2001, after eight years of intensive research and development, added further dynamic ability and riding enjoyment to the Gold Wing’s repertoire. The box-section aluminium frame delivered stability and accurate steering at speed. It also worked with the unique flat-six engine to keep the centre of gravity low – a key factor in the bike’s excellent low-speed balance and agility, which made twisting mountain roads or busy city streets a pleasure to negotiate.
And just as the engine enjoys a legendary reputation for reliability, so the rest of the machine is finished to the very highest standards, with outstanding build quality and paint finish.
The core appeal of the Gold Wing remains its unique ability to make long-distance travel a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience. A visual update in 2011 – with improved luggage capacity – under the style concept of ‘majestic aggression’ perfected a look that is at once elegant, imposing and vibrant.
To celebrate 40 years of production the 2015 Gold Wing will be available in an additional – and very special – two-tone colour scheme, with commemorative key fobs and fairing/trunk badges. The 40th Anniversary badges and key fobs will also be found on the three other Gold Wing colours.
Gold Wing Audio Comfort
Base MSRP $23,999
•1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine; Heated grips, seat, & foot warmer; Premium Surround Sound; Cruise Control; Electric Reverse
Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM
Base MSRP $26,899
•Adds: Satellite-Linked Navigation System & XM Radio, Weather & Traffic
Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS
Base MSRP $28,129
•Adds: Combined Anti-Lock Brakes
Gold Wing Airbag
Base MSRP $30,599
•Adds: First Motorcycle Airbag
†Some local governments may prohibit the use of a headset by the operator of a motor vehicle. Always obey applicable laws and regulations.
2015 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AL Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Beautiful multi-box-section aluminum dual-spar frame and Pro-Arm single-sided cast aluminum swingarm set new class standards for handling.
•Commemorative badging celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Gold Wing.
•The Gold Wing aerodynamic bodywork is functional as well as beautiful, providing excellent rider wind protection while reducing the aerodynamic drag coefficient.
•The spacious luggage gives the Gold Wing a total capacity of well over 150 litres, including the fairing pockets.
•Next-Generation premium audio system includes: direct MP3/i-Pod® connectivity plus full device control through handlebar controls; SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system; 80-watt-per-channel power amplifier provides clear, crisp sound at all highway speeds; six-element speaker system with two rear speakers, a pair of front speakers and two tweeters for a rich, full surround sound quality; tuner features auto bass control combined with auto volume control.
New model: Celebrating 4 decades of unique, enduring appeal, the 40th Anniversary Gold Wing comes in 4 colour options, including a stunning two-tone paintwork and blacked out chassis, plus special 40th Anniversary emblems and key fob.
Special 40th Anniversary Edition
Forty years ago, we introduced our first Gold Wing, and this year it’s time to celebrate! Your new Gold Wing features special 40th Anniversary badging and emblems. You already know that a Gold Wing sets the standards for luxury touring, and it has for the last four decades.
Gold Wing Timeline
With 40 years of Gold Wing models, there’s a lot of innovation and history. Take a look back through the Gold Wing line-up from 1975 till now.
Every Honda journey is fueled by planning and preparation. Excitement and anticipation. And to help you get the most out of your next journey, we bring you the Gold Wing family of motorcycles: our pure-muscle Valkyrie. Our versatile F6B. And our flagship Gold Wing — the standard in long-distance touring.
You can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s available navi system. You can share your trips with friends, or download routes from others. And when you’re using your navi system, you’ll notice features like a lane guidance/junction view feature and a GPS receiver that captures satellite signals faster.
It Just Keeps Getting Better
Add XM®’s incredible line-up of entertainment programming, and the available XM® NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ features, you can stay on course and ahead of bad weather.**XM Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather are available on the 2015 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM, Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS and airbag models. XM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after the first 90 days.
Four Performance Packages
We offer the Gold Wing in four distinct performance package options, with exclusive features like Premium Surround Audio; XM® Radio with navigation, traffic, and weather; trip planner; a tire pressure monitoring system; ABS; heated grips and seat; and even one with the industry’s first airbag.
2015 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AL Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Powerful fuel-injected 1,832 cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power while surpassing emission standards..
Low, forward engine placement and solid engine-mounting produce excellent road handling characteristics and impressive low-speed manoeuvrability..
Nickalloy crankshaft bearing caps provide quiet operation throughout the engine’s operating temperature range..
Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation and requires no 1,000 km service..
Silent-type camshaft chains with automatic adjusters provide reliable, maintenance-free operation..
Two 40 mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially designed Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors (PGM-FI). Fuel is delivered through four nozzle tips in each injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly combustible for optimum efficiency and power..
Electronic control unit (ECU) provides two digital 3-D fuel injection maps for each cylinder and one digital 3-D ignition map for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability. Unique knock-control sensors monitor ignition advance to improve performance throughout the entire rpm range..
ECU-controlled closed-loop emission control system utilizes two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust catalytic converters further reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides..
Rotary Air Control Valve (RACV) maintains precise idle control under widely varying engine loads and operating temperatures..
Compact water pump is mounted behind the engine and is driven directly by the crankshaft, contributing to quicker engine warm-up..
Engine cooling system features a series-flow coolant flow pattern that offers cold-start rideability and provides rapid engine warm-up..
Two side-mounted radiators enhance cooling efficiency and use low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators and beyond the rider at highway speeds..
Sturdy eight-plate clutch with maintenance-free hydraulic-assist..
Efficient stainless steel six-into-two exhaust system produces a pleasing, powerful sound..
Powerful 1,300-watt alternator uses a fluid-damper (viscous coupling) system to minimize alternator noise..
Precise-shifting five-speed transmission includes overdrive fifth..
Beautiful multi-box-section aluminum dual-spar frame and Pro-Arm single-sided cast aluminum swingarm set new class standards for handling..
The innovative aluminum frame is specifically engineered for optimum rigidity with tuned flex. This combination of rigidity and flexibility produces excellent handling, superb riding comfort and wonderful road feel..
Inherently smooth flat-six-cylinder engine also serves as a tuned stressed frame member. The solid engine-mounting system utilizes specially designed hangers and carefully matched mounting bolts to provide both excellent road feel and minimal engine vibration..
The Gold Wing rigid Pro-Arm single-sided cast aluminum swingarm provides simplified servicing of the rear wheel and tire, while assuring optimum handling..
Dual full-floating 296 mm front discs with Dual-Combined Braking System three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316 mm rear disc with one Dual-Combined Braking System three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power..
Honda’s Dual-Combined Braking System features a second master cylinder and a three-stage proportional control valve (PCV) to couple the three-piston calipers of the dual front and single rear disc brakes. Using the front brake lever activates the outer two pistons of the front right-side caliper and the centre piston of the front left-side caliper and, acting through the secondary master cylinder and an inline proportioning valve, the outer two pistons of the rear caliper. The rear brake pedal operates the centre piston of the rear brake caliper, the centre piston of the front right-side brake caliper and the outer two pistons of the front left-side caliper. A delay valve sensitive to the rider’s pedal pressure smoothes front brake engagement..
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) features an electric-motor-driven modulator that provides rapid and precise braking-pressure adjustments, resulting in smooth ABS operation. The system incorporates an integrated ECU, self-diagnostics with an interactive ECU test function, and automatic protection against system failure..
Massive 45 mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 122 mm (4.8 in.) of travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all road conditions..
Anti-dive system minimizes front fork dive when braking. The system utilizes brake fluid pressure generated in the secondary Dual-Combined Braking System master cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by input from either the front brake lever or the rear brake pedal. This application of anti-dive and Dual-Combined Braking System produces enhanced stability when manoeuvring at both low speeds and highway speeds..
Pro-Link-mounted rear shock provides 105 mm (4.1 in.) of plush travel for relaxed touring or sportier riding..
Computer-controlled adjustable hydraulic rear suspension preload is easily set by the rider with push-button controls and features a two-position memory..
Unique driveshaft-damping system utilizes a double-pipe structure, with a rubber-bonded coating applied to the inner pipe to absorb road shock and engine torque. The long-life design simplifies rear wheel maintenance..
Final gearcase assembly design in the Pro-Arm eliminates wheel alignment splines and assures accurate alignment of the rear wheel after servicing..
Cast aluminum 18 x 3.5-inch front wheel and 16 x 5.0-inch rear wheel are lightweight and strong. Radial touring tires are specifically engineered for the Gold Wing, providing a combination of excellent traction, cornering grip and long tire life..
Commemorative badging celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Gold Wing.
Five-position heated grips and five-position heated seat/backrest combination with individual rider and passenger controls for optimum comfort..
Foot-warming system channels engine-heated air over the rider’s feet and is controlled by a fairing-mounted lever..
The parallel two-valve cylinder head design, together with side-mounted radiators, allows optimum ergonomics, with excellent rider foot room and a large passenger cockpit..
Slow-speed electric reverse system is engaged with the simple push of the thumb controls on the right handlebar..
Lightweight electronic cruise control system utilizes a 16-bit ECU-controlled, motor-actuated throttle mechanism..
The Gold Wing aerodynamic bodywork is functional as well as beautiful, providing excellent rider wind protection while reducing the aerodynamic drag coefficient..
A simple yet ingenious ratcheting windshield-adjustment system provides six settings over nearly 100 mm (4 inches) of travel. Operated manually, the mechanism eliminates the weight and complexity of electric motors..
Adjustable and closeable windshield vent routes fresh air to the rider’s face or chest..
Specially designed luggage features a remote-control key-lock, permitting pop-open rear trunk operation; a remote lock/unlock feature for the trunk and the saddlebags; and a horn-actuated bike locator. If remote locking is attempted while a lid is open, the emergency lights flash to alert the rider..
The spacious luggage gives the Gold Wing a total capacity of well over 150 litres, including the fairing pockets..
The saddlebag lids feature hydraulic dampers for smooth operation..
Soft-touch plastic elastomer provides a luxurious feel to the front console, front and rear-pocket covers, and the passenger armrests..
Ergonomically designed saddle with a low 740 mm ( 29.1 in.) seat height has a plush passenger seat with integral backrest and side support for all-day riding comfort..
Instrument cluster includes white-on-black analog displays for speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level, plus features adjustable backlighting and high-luminescence red pointers. Indicator/warning lights are provided for reverse, neutral, overdrive, oil pressure, fuel injection, high beam, sidestand, cruise on, cruise set and low fuel. A high-resolution LCD, housed in a separate module, is visible in all lighting conditions and displays the odometer, A/B tripmeter, ambient temperature, audio modes, CB, rear-suspension setting, trunk/saddlebag-open indicators and a clock..
Next-Generation Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System includes: a bright colour screen; quick satellite connection; 3-D terrain view, lane assist with junction view and more; complete Canada and U.S. mapping with points of interest installed; points-of-interest information includes fuel stations, restaurants, lodging, attractions, transportation, government and emergency information and saved rider’s input with home function; step-by-step verbal directions through headsets or speakers; on-screen text guidance and pop-up menus; easy-to-use handlebar and fairing-mounted controls; user-friendly programmability that allows you to plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s navi system or share them with friends..
Next-Generation premium audio system includes: direct MP3/i-Pod® connectivity plus full device control through handlebar controls; SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system; 80-watt-per-channel power amplifier provides clear, crisp sound at all highway speeds; six-element speaker system with two rear speakers, a pair of front speakers and two tweeters for a rich, full surround sound quality; tuner features auto bass control combined with auto volume control..
Motorized headlight aiming system is operated by a dial switch and provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from level..
Large 25-litre fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and provides excellent long-distance cruising range..
The Tire Pressure Management System (TPMS) automatically reads the inflation pressure of the front and rear tires and alerts you if it detects under-inflation..
Headlight system features two 55-watt H7 low-beam and two 55-watt H7 high-beam bulbs with computer-designed multi-reflectors. In high-beam operation, all four bulbs produce a distinctive front lighting signature..
Engine and saddlebag guards help protect the bodywork in case of a tip-over..
Silver powder-coated finish helps ensure the aluminum frame will remain beautiful for years to come..
Maintenance-free features include: automatic choke, RACV automatic idle, programmed fuel injection, automatic cam-chain adjusters, sealed battery, electronic cruise control and computer-controlled hydraulic rear spring preload adjustment..
Handsome two-piece aluminum handlebars are lightweight and strong..
Adjustable brake and clutch levers..
Self-cancelling turn signals..
Fully illuminated handlebar and radio switches..
Extensive tool kit..
Dual helmet locks..
Fold-down antenna for easy storage..
Padded passenger handrails..
Convenient ignition switch/fork lock for added security..
3 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus..
40th Anniversary Badging
2015 is a special year for the Honda Gold Wing, and we’re celebrating with a special 40?? Anniversary badge, located Front face cowl, rear trunk lid, above the glove box, passenger seat emboss, and key.
Wheels that are clear coated from the factory give you an improved appearance and easier to clean.
Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Checking tire pressure can be a hassle—except when you’re riding a Gold Wing with our Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). A pair of monitors keeps track of both front and rear tire pressures, and the dashboard readout is updated once per minute. They’ll send you an alert if either tire is significantly underinflated.
Combined Anti-Lock Brakes (Combined ABS)
Improved Ride Quality
Suspension settings revised through repeated testing and your feedback are a part of the reason your Gold Wing offers handling that can put many a sportbike to shame. Gold Wings have always offered the best overall handling of any touring machine, but these settings really improve things when you decide to dial it up a notch.
The Gold Wing’s design aims for a more integrated appearance, with a sporting edge and visual flow line linking the front to the rear, and an integrated taillight and saddlebag treatment. New this year: special blacked-out trim on our Red/Black model. Other touches include redesigned front fascia and air intake, blacked-out headlight garnish and instrument panel fonts.
Our sturdy, ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly four inches of travel.
Satellite-Linked Navigation System
Our exclusive Honda design and technology gives you the best available fully integrated GPS-based navi system on two wheels, featuring a brighter color LCD screen and step-by-step verbal directions via Gold Wing’s sound system. Additional features include a lane guidance feature, junction view and 3-D terrain view. Plus, with TripPlanner.Honda.com, you can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s navi system.
XM® Satellite Radio/Weather/Traffic
Want to listen to the radio you want, no matter where you ride? With our XM-equipped models you get a free 90-day trial subscription included with your XM-equipped Gold Wing. This was the first integrated implementation of Satellite radio on a motorcycle, and still offers the most features, including traffic (XM Nav Traffic) and weather (XM Nav Weather) in addition to regular XM programs. (Separate subscription required after 90-day trial.)
The airbag-equipped Gold Wing boasts the industry’s first (and only) production motorcycle airbag system. The motorcycle’s fork incorporates two sensors to detect a frontal impact. Someday all motorcycles may offer this feature, but right now only a Gold Wing gives you this choice.
Non-airbag models also get a center-mounted lockable glove box for added convenience, boosting the cockpit area storage capacity to 2.8 liters.
Heated grips, a heated rider’s seat and a heated passenger seat/backrest, all with individual rider and passenger controls. There’s even a foot-warming system for cold mornings!
Pro-Arm Rear Swingarm
The Gold Wing’s MotoGP-inspired single-sided cast-aluminum swingarm is super-rigid and lightweight with reduced unsprung weight, delivering sharper, sportier handling. Its unique Pro-Arm® design mates up with Honda’s patented Pro-Link® rear suspension, featuring electronically adjustable hydraulic preload settings for various riding and load conditions.
Seat Cover and Urethane Seat Material
A special touch: The Gold Wing offers a special 40th Anniversary logo on the rear seat this year. Both the rider and passenger will feel the difference that our urethane seat material makes. The waterproof cover also features a sporty custom perforated look too. A day in the saddle never felt so good!
Shaft Final Drive
Outstanding Storage Capacity
With a total capacity luggage capacity of over 150 liters–including trunk and fairing pockets—the Gold Wing lets you carry plenty of gear for you and your passenger, keep it secure and out of the weather, and helps you stay organized in the process.
Audio System with Surround Sound
Featuring a surround-sound system that’s tuned exclusively for the Gold Wing. When using the speakers (SRS CS Auto*), the audio image is enhanced along with deep low tones, producing a powerful surround sound. When using the headsets (SRS Headphone**), you’ll hear a three-dimensional sound field brimming with realistic sound. (SRS CS Auto* and SRS Headphone** are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.)†
It’s easy to connect a compatible Apple® iPod® player or other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files, and control them through the Gold Wing’s audio controls. The connector is located in the lockable trunk, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.
The Gold Wing’s front fairing features a strong diagonal styling element that accentuates the strong lines of the twin-spar frame, running down the sides of the bike from the headlights to the pannier cases. The result is a dynamic look with sharp surfaces and sleek forms, sculpted by CFD (Computational Flow Dynamics) for reduces buffeting for rider and pillion.
Total luggage capacity is 150 litres and the shape of the rear of the machine actively contributes to aerodynamic stability. A vehicle moving at speed naturally creates an area of negative pressure behind it. By better managing the movement of air over and through the rear of the bike, this negative pressure is reduced, increasing stability.
The seat is one of the most important features of a touring motorcycle and the Gold Wing’s has always excelled when it comes to day-long comfort. The shape of the seat wraps around the passenger, creating the sensation of complete comfort and security. A urethane seat material increases comfort, while the weather proof cover is perforated for a sporty look. Seat height of 740mm gives accessible ground reach.
The 2015 Gold Wing 40th Anniversary model will be available in a very special Candy Prominence Red/Graphite Black paint option. Both colours are tied together, and separated, by a silver band inlaid with 40th Anniversary emblems and the effect – along with the blacked out wheels, frame forks, swingarm and mufflers – is simply stunning. Finishing details are the 40th Anniversary emblems on the fairing front and inner, trunk lid and key fob.
Three other colour options, also wearing 40th Anniversary emblems (and complete with special key fob), will also be available:
– Graphite Black
– Pearl Glare White
– Digital Silver Metallic (new for 2015)
2015 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AL Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $28129 USD
1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore And Stroke
74mm x 71mm
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 5.5 inches travel
Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel
Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
109mm (4.3 inches)
904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Miles Per Gallon
35 MPG – Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Black, Light Silver Metallic and Candy Red/Black
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2015 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AL Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Liquid-cooled horizontally-opposed six cylinder
Bore & Stroke
74 mm x 71mm
Chain-driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Five-speed including overdrive fifth and electric reverse
45 mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 122 mm 4.8 in.) travel
Pro-Arm single-sided swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with computer-controlled preload adjustment and two memory presets; 105 mm (4.1 in.) travel
130/70R – 18 radial front; 180/60R – 16 radial rear
Front dual 296 mm discs with triple-piston calipers; rear 316 mm disc with triple-piston caliper. Combined Braking System with ABS
740 mm (29.1 in.)
1,690 mm (66.5 in.)
417 kg (919 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Candy Prominence Red, Pearl Glare White, Digital Silver Metallic
3 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus.
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UK/European MSRP Price: Starting at £25,339 GBP (On The Road).
GL1800 Gold Wing (ED-type without airbag)
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 12-valve SOHC flat-6
Valves per cylinder 2
Bore ´ Stroke 74 x 71 mm
Compression Ratio 9.8: 1
Max. Power Output 87kW/5,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 167Nm/4,000rpm (95/1/EC)
Oil Capacity 4.6L
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic choke
Throttle Bore 40mm
Air cleaner Viscous, cartridge type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 25 litres (including 4.4L warning light reserve)
Fuel Consumption 15.24km/l (WMTC mode)
Starter Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing 2 degrees before top dead centre
Battery Capacity 12V/20AH
ACG Power Generation Capacity 12V/90A
Clutch Type Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Type 5 speed (including overdrive. Plus electric reverse)
Primary Reduction 1.591 (78/49)
1 2.375 (38/16)
2 1.454 (32/22)
3 1.068 (31/29)
4 0.843 (27/32)
5 0.686 (24/35)
Final Reduction 2.750 (33/12)
Final Drive Enclosed shaft
Type Diamond; triple box section aluminium twin spar
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,630mm x 945mm x 1,455mm
Caster Angle 29° 15′
Turning radius 3.3m
Seat Height 740mm
Ground Clearance 125mm
413kg (F: 185kg; R: 228kg)
* 421kg airbag version (F: 189kg; R: 232kg)
Maximum loaded weight 603kg / * 611kg airbag version
45mm telescopic fork with anti-dive, 140mm stroke
Pro-Link Pro-Arm with electronically-controlled spring preload adjustment, 105mm axle travel
Type Front Hollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear Hollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front
18 x MT3.5
Rim Size Rear
16 x MT5
130/70 R18 (63H)
180/60 R16 (74H)
System Type Dual Combined ABS
296 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with
3-piston calliper, floating rotors and sintered
316 x 11mm ventilated disc with 3-piston
calliper and sintered metal pads
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
* Airbag version
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.