2007 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
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– 2007 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
2007 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
The 2007 Honda Gold Wing elevates luxury motorcycling to a higher plane with the advent of satellite navigation, 80-watt-per-channel premium audio, a cold-weather comfort package and an industry-first fully integrated rider airbag available on the full-featured version.
Features & Benefits
New for 2007
– New colors Metallic Black, Dark Blue Metallic, Metallic Silver and Dark Orange Metallic join Dark Red Metallic.
Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System™
– Fully integrated navigation system with color screen.
– Complete United States and Canada mapping with points of interest installed.
– Points-of-interest information includes Honda dealers, fuel stations, restaurants, lodging, attractions, transportation, government and emergency information and saved rider’s input with home function.
– Voice prompting through headsets or speakers.
– On-screen text guidance and pop-up menus.
– Easy-to-use handlebar- and fairing-mounted controls.
– Available with or without anti-lock braking system (ABS).
– Navigation available on select models.
Cold-Weather Comfort Package
– Five-position heated grips for cold-weather riding.
– 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.
– Cold-weather comfort available on select models.
State-of-the-Art Premium Audio System
– 80-watt-per-channel power amplifier provides clear, crisp sound at all highway speeds.
– Six-element speaker system includes two rear speakers and a pair of front tweeters for a rich, full sound quality.
– Tuner features auto bass control combined with auto volume control.
– Standard on all Gold Wings®.
– Industry-first fully integrated rider airbag on a motorcycle.
– The airbag module contains the airbag and inflator and is positioned in front of the rider.
– The airbag ECU, positioned to the right of the module, analyzes signals from the crash sensors to determine whether or not to inflate the airbag.
– Four crash sensors attached two per side on the front fork detect changes in acceleration caused by frontal impacts.
– From the moment an impact is recognized as a collision, only 0.015 seconds elapses until the airbag inflation is activated.
– Airbag available only on full-featured version.
A complete line of bolt-on accessories and appearance items.
– Powerful fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power–118 bhp and 125 lb./ft. of torque–while surpassing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2008 emissions standards.
– Low, forward engine placement and solid engine-mounting produce excellent road handling characteristics and impressive low-speed maneuverability.
– High-pressure-formed, sintered-iron 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 600-mile service; the first valve clearance inspection is at 32,000 miles.
– Silent-type camshaft chains with automatic adjusters provide reliable, maintenance-free operation.
– Two 40mm-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 holes 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 closed-loop emissions system utilizes two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust catalyzers 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 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 1300-watt alternator uses a fluid damper system to minimize alternator noise.
– Precise-shifting five-speed transmission includes Overdrive Fifth.
– 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 Gold Wing 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’s rigid Pro Arm® single-side cast-aluminum swingarm provides simplified servicing of the rear wheel and tire while ensuring optimum handling.
– Dual full-floating 296mm front discs with Linked Braking System™ (LBS™) three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316mm rear disc with one LBS three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power.
– Honda’s LBS features a second master cylinder and a three-stage proportional control valve to couple the three-piston calipers of the dual-front and single-rear brake discs. Using the front brake lever activates the outer two pistons of the front right-side caliper and the center 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 center piston of the rear brake caliper, the center 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 smooths front-brake engagement.
– Model equipped with 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 45mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 5.5 inches of travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all road conditions.
– Antidive system minimizes front fork dive when braking. The system utilizes brake fluid pressure generated in the secondary LBS 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 antidive and LBS produces enhanced stability when maneuvering at both low speeds and highway speeds.
– Pro-Link®-mounted rear shock provides 4.1 inches of plush travel for relaxed touring or sport 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 ensures 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.
– 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’s aerodynamic bodywork is functional as well as beautiful, providing excellent rider wind protection while reducing the aerodynamic drag coefficient.
n -A simple yet ingenious ratcheting windscreen-adjustment system provides six settings over nearly 4 inches of travel. Operated manually, the mechanism eliminates the weight and complexity of electric motors.
– Adjustable and closeable windscreen vent routes fresh air to the rider’s face or chest.
– The Gold Wing trunk provides 60 liters of storage capacity with an additional 5 liters of storage available if the optional CD changer is not installed. Two full-face helmets fit easily in the trunk. The saddlebags provide 40-plus liters of storage each, resulting in a total of 147 liters of storage space.
– The saddlebag lids feature hydraulic dampers for smooth operation.
– Specially designed luggage features a remote-control key lock, permitting pop-open rear trunk operation; remote lock/unlock for the trunk and saddlebags; and horn-actuated bike locator. If remote locking is attempted while a lid is open, the emergency lights flash to alert the rider.
– Storage pockets are located in the fairing and rear trunk for convenient, easy-access storage.
– 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 29.1-inch 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.
n -Motorized headlight-aiming system is operated by a dial switch and provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from level.
n -Large 6.6-gallon fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and provides excellent long-distance cruising range.
– Headlight system features two 55-watt H7 low-beam and two 55-watt H7 high-beam bulbs with computer-designed multireflectors. In high-beam operation, all four bulbs produce a distinctive front lighting signature.
– Engine and saddlebag guards help protect the Gold Wing’s bodywork in case of a tip-over.
– Silver powdercoated finish helps ensure the Gold Wing’s 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.
– Clear lenses on rear turn signals and running lights complement the Gold Wing’s aggressive styling.
– Self-canceling turn signals.
– Fully illuminated handlebar and radio switches.
– Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved graphic symbols.
– Dual electric spiral horns trumpet a distinctive note.
– 20-amp YTX maintenance-free battery.
– Dual helmet locks.
– Fold-down antenna for easy storage.
– Padded passenger handrails.
– Easy-to-use centerstand.
– Convenient ignition switch/fork lock for added security.
– Transferable three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
– Assembled in Marysville, Ohio.
– Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America® (HRCA®). Benefits include roadside assistance, online access to the Honda Common Service Manual, six issues of the bimonthly Honda Red Rider™ magazine, travel discounts, trip routing and MSF reimbursement, plus access to the HRCA Web site (www.hrca.honda.com). For details on the HRCA, dealers should call (310) 783-3958, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
– Audio Accessories”: Six-Disc CD Changer, CB Radio Kit, CB Antenna, Audio Headsets (for open- and full-face helmets), Passenger Audio Controller.
– Air Management Accessories: Tall Windscreen, Windscreen Side Air Deflectors, Fairing Side Air Deflectors, Rear Spoiler (color-matched) with LED Brakelight.
– Functional Touring Accessories: Chrome Heated Grips with Thermostat, Foglight Kit, 12v Accessory Socket Kit, Passenger Armrest, Coin Holder, Saddlebag, Saddlebag Cooler.
– Touring Convenience accessories: Removable Saddlebag/Trunk Liner Set (available in standard and deluxe types), Trunk Net, Saddlebag/Trunk Mat Set, Seat Weather Cover, Cycle Cover, Front Nose Mask, Trunk Vanity Mirror with Light, Trunk Inner Light, Inner Trunk Pouch, Trunk Lid Organizer, Saddlebag Lid Organizer, Fairing Pouch, Owner’s Manual Folio.
– Chrome Appearance accessories: Front Lower Cowl, Front Fender Ornament, Front Fender Extension, Front Disc Cover, Passenger Floorboard Covers, Passenger Floorboard Lower Covers, Side Fairing Accent, Windshield Garnish, Trunk Rack, Front Fender Rail, Saddlebag Scuff Pads, Saddlebag Molding Kit, Trunk Molding Kit, Sidestand, Exhaust Tips (two styles), License-Plate Frame, Swingarm Pivot Covers, Handlebar Ends, Trunk Handle, Rear Spoiler Accent.
2007 Honda Gold Wing Pricing (“L” designates California version)
Model / Color / Suggested Retail Price
Premium Audio GL18P7 Metallic Black $19,299.00
GL18PM7 Dark Orange Metallic $19,599.00
GL18PM7 Metallic Silver $19,599.00
GL18PM7 Dark Blue Metallic $19,599.00
GL18PM7 Dark Red Metallic $19,599.00
Premium Audio, GL18HPN7 Metallic Black $21,799.00
Comfort Package & GL18HPNM7 Dark Orange Metallic $22,099.00
Navigation System GL18HPNM7 Metallic Silver $22,099.00
GL18HPNM7 Dark Blue Metallic $22,099.00
GL18HPNM7 Dark Red Metallic $22,099.00
ABS, GL18HPNA7 Metallic Black $22,799.00
Premium Audio, GL18HPNAM7 Dark Orange Metallic $23,099.00
Comfort Package & GL18HPNAM7 Metallic Silver $23,099.00
Navigation System GL18HPNAM7 Dark Blue Metallic $23,099.00
GL18HPNAM7 Dark Red Metallic $23,099.00
ABS, AIRBAG, GL18B7 Metallic Black $24,049.00
Premium Audio, GL18BM7 Dark Orange Metallic $24,349.00
Comfort Package & GL18BM7 Metallic Silver $24,349.00
Navigation System GL18BM7 Dark Blue Metallic $24,349.00
GL18BM7 Dark Red Metallic $24,349.00
Engine Type: 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore and Stroke: 74mm x 71mm
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Carburetion: PGM-FI with automatic choke
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
Transmission: Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse
Final Drive: Shaft
Front: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 5.5 inches travel
Rear: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel
Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with LBS three-piston calipers; Optional ABS
Rear: Single ventilated 316mm disc with LBS three-piston caliper; Optional ABS
Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 29.15°
Trail: 109mm (4.3 inches)
Seat Height: 29.1 inches
Dry Weight: 822 – 860 pounds depending on option packages selected
Fuel Capacity: 6.6 gallons
Colors: Metallic Black, Dark Blue Metallic, Metallic Silver, Dark Orange Metallic, Dark Red Metallic
Exceeds 2008 CARB emissions standards.
Gold Wing Spotter’s Guide
Charting the changes in the Gold Wing’s evolution takes a careful eye. While a few changes have been sudden and obvious, most are harder to spot. The following guide makes it easier to tell one year and model from another using key specifications and features. Darwin never had it so easy.
The original GL1000 Gold Wing, powered by a 999cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, revolutionized motorcycle touring. The faux fuel tank contains electrical components and storage space. Spoked aluminum rims are standard. Note the black exhaust system, with chrome heat shields and tailpipes.
A new model marks the Gold Wing’s second year. The GL1000 LTD joins the unchanged standard model, and features gold striping, special LTD sidecover badges, chromed radiator shroud and screen, quilt-pattern contoured seat, gold wheels and spokes, gold-stamped GL1000 owner’s manual, and leather key case. The LTD’s front fender is slightly flared.
Honda begins to incorporate small but important refinements based on customer requests, as the Gold Wing’s continues to grow in popularity and redefine touring. Chrome heat shields on the header pipes are now standard, as is a higher, recontoured handlebar, redesigned neoprene grips, a new dual-contoured seat, and a fuel gauge.
A new instrument panel in the center pod with fuel, voltage and coolant temperature gauges helps distinguish the GL in its fourth year. Honda also fitted 1mm-smaller carbs and FVQ shocks with two-stage damping, redesigned and chromed the exhaust system, mounted the rear turn signals on the fender, and bolted up maintenance-free ComStar wheels.
The GL1000 reaches the peak of its development in 1979, and will be the last Gold Wing to be powered by a 999cc engine. Changes this year are few and minor: Rectangular turn signals replace the previous round ones, control levers go from silver to black, and a twin-bulb taillight with CBX-type ribbed lens replaces the single-bulb unit.
The introduction of the second-generation GL sees the standard version joined by the first Japanese turn-key tourer, the Interstate model. Both are powered by new 1085cc engines with electronic ignitions–no more points. The chassis boasts air suspension with a single-inlet equalizer system at each end, black reverse ComStar wheels, adjustable seat, and bigger tires. The Interstate sets new standards for touring with its full fairing, saddlebags and trunk, and optional stereo.
Distinguished by new orange and gold pinstripes, the standard and Interstate model GL1100s boast redesigned instruments with improved nighttime illumination. The Interstate also features a new adjustable, scratch-resistant windshield, and continues to set the pace for turn-key touring bikes.
For ’82, Honda adds a third model to the GL line, the even more luxurious Aspencade. The Interstate model offers such options as a new Type II stereo, a 40-channel CB transceiver, and an on-board air compressor. All of these items are standard on the Aspencade, as are storage pouches in the passenger backrest, two-tone paint and seat, and special edition Aspencade badges. All models also sport twin-piston front brake calipers and wider tires.
The last year for the GL1100s finds them fitted with 11-spoke cast wheels, TRAC anti-dive forks with an integrated fork brace, and a unified braking system. The Interstate adds in larger, flatter footpegs and adjustable passenger pegs, while the top-of-the-line Aspencade also boasts internally vented front brake rotors, a digital LCD instrument panel and a new two-tone seat.
This year sees the Wing once again rewrite the rules for touring, with the all-new GL1200s. All three models are motivated by a new, 1182cc engine with hydraulic valve adjustment, and a redesigned chassis sports a 16-inch front wheel for steering lightness and precision previously unseen in the class. The Aspencade distinguishes itself from the Interstate with a new Type III radio/cassette/communications system, LCD instruments and special rear lightbar.
With the surge of touring popularity, Honda drops the standard Gold Wing in ’85, but a top-of-the-line LTD model joins the Aspencade and Interstate, once again raising the ante for touring opulence. The GL1200L Limited Edition comes with computerized fuel injection, Type III audio/intercom system with four speakers, cruise control, auto-leveling rear suspension and a comprehensive electronic travel computer.
Few changes distinguish the GL1200s for their third year of production. The Limited Edition gets renamed the GL1200SE-i, and now features Dolby noise reduction for its Panasonic Type III sound system. The Aspencade gets the same audio update, and both Interstate and Aspencade models can be easily identified by their new rear fender splash guards.
The Gold Wing lineup gets pared to two models, the Interstate and the Aspencade, with the SE-i consigned to history. Both remaining models feature a new tapered seat design with three-stage foam, and the two differ mainly in weight and standard equipment. The Type III sound system, passenger floorboards and armrests, and a trunk mirror are standard on the Aspencade, options on the Interstate.
Honda ups the ante again with the ultimate touring bike, the fourth-generation Gold Wing GL1500 six-cylinder. The 1520cc six sets fresh standards of smoothness, silence and power for the class, while an all-new chassis redefines the limits of handling and comfort, and a unique-to-motorcycling reverse gear and single-key operation of the saddlebag and trunk lids offer unparalleled convenience.
Few changes are needed for such a landmark model, even in its second year of production. The six remains as a single model with no variants, and, as in ’88, options include a CB radio, saddlebag light kit, cornering light kit, color-matched saddlebag and trunk spoilers, color-matched lower leg air vents, a rear speaker kit, a trunk light/mirror, a passenger audio control, and exit vent trim.
An SE model joins the standard GL1500, and both benefit from a host of updates for 1990, including carb and cam revisions for better rideability, noise reductions, even tighter bodywork fit and finish, and smoother fork action. The SE sports special two-tone paint, a three-position center windscreen vent, a special rear trunk spoiler with running/brake light, adjustable passenger footrests, and a upgraded, full-logic sound system.
Once again, the Gold Wing counts three members in its extended family, with the SE joined by Aspencade and Interstate models. The SE remains largely unchanged for ’91 save for new two-tone gold paint, and the Aspencade takes on the role of the previous standard-model GL1500. The new model, the Interstate, features a redesigned seat for an 0.8-inch-lower saddle height, and 40 pounds less weight for a sportier, more maneuverable feel.
Big news for the Gold Wing line in 1992 centers on the Interstate, with a revised and upgraded sound system. The Panasonic unit features a 25-watt-per-channel amplifier, standard GL speakers, large and easy-to-use knobs, an intercom, a CB radio interface, a handlebar-mounted control unit, and a special input jack connector allowing the use of a portable cassette or CD player.
Each Gold Wing model now comes in three colors, with the SE benefiting from such updates as rear-mounted speakers and 40-channel CB radio that were previously optional. On the SE and the Aspencade, the cruise control now reads crankshaft speed more directly for more precise road-speed control. All 1520cc six-cylinder engines now use needle bearings in their rocker arm pivots.
Nearly two decades after its introduction, the Gold Wing continues to define the touring class through the process of continuous refinement. Honda again offers three models for ’94, the SE in four color choices, and the Aspencade and Interstate in three choices each. The Interstate carries on in its role as the lightest member of the Wing family, the Aspencade remains the full-featured model, and the SE anchors the very top of the Wing family tree.
Honda celebrates two decades of touring excellence with the 20th Anniversary Gold Wings. The Interstate, Aspencade and SE are all distinguished by commemorative gold trim, a distinctive new headlight signature, and other styling treatments. Beneath the surface, the Gold Wings also boast a lower seat height and sporty new suspension that offers even greater agility while maintaining the Wing’s legendary ride compliance.
Two decades after its introduction, the Gold Wing still stands in a class of its own as the ultimate luxury touring machine. Honda makes no major model changes to the Gold Wing line until the venerable GL1500 is replaced with the radical aluminum-frame Gold Wing 1800.
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