Honda GL1000 Gold Wing: review, history, specs


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Class: standard

Production: 1975-1979

Also called: Honda Gold Wing 1000

Successor: Honda GL1100 Gold Wing

Models
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

1975-1976

(USA)

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing LTD

1976

(USA)

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

1977

(USA)

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

1978-1979

(USA)

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing '75-'76
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing LTD '76
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing '77
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing '78-'79

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1975 USA Name: Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Frame: GL110~

1976 USA Name: Honda GL1000 Gold Wing + LTD

Frame: GL120~

1977 USA Name: Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Frame: GL130~

1978 USA Name: Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Frame: GL140~

1979 USA Name: Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Frame: GL141~

Specifications

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2305 mm / 90,8 in

2320 mm / 91,3 in – from 1978

Overall width 875 mm / 34,4 in

920 mm / 36,2 in – from 1978

Overall height 1225 mm / 48,2 in – GL1000 ’75-77

1265 mm / 48,8 in – GL1000 ’78

1255 mm / 48,6 in – GL1000 ’79

Seat height 810 mm / 31,9 in
Wheelbase 1545 mm / 60,9 in
Ground clearance 150 mm / 5,9 in

140 mm / 5,5 in – from 1978

Dry weight 265 kg / 584 lbs – GL1000 ’75-77

273 kg / 601 lbs – GL1000 ’78

274 kg / 604 lbs – GL1000 ’79

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 37 mm, 143 mm / 5,6 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 86,3 mm / 3,4 in
Front tire size 3.50 H19
Rear tire size 4.50 H17
Front brake Double disc, 1-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 19,0 l / 5,0 US gal (reserve – 3,0 l)
Trail 120 mm / 4,7 in
Fuel economy 6,5 l / 100 km (36 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Flat four
Bore & Stroke 72,0 x 61,4 mm
Displacement 999 cm³ (61,0 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Valve train Belt driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power 80,0 hp (58,8 kW) / 7500 rpm
Max. torque 83,0 Nm (8,4 kgf*m) / 6500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 5,3 sec.
Top speed 196 km/h (122 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x 32 mm CV

Carburetor, 4x 31 mm CV – from 1978

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.708
Final reduction 3.400
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.500

1.708

1.333

1.097

0.939

ELECTRICAL Ignition Contact breaker
Alternator Three phase AC, 12V 300W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-20Ah

Images

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing: images, gallery.

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Videos

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing: video.

1979 Honda GL1000 Goldwing Gold/Black

Manuals

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing: manuals, parts, microfiches.