Honda GL1100 Gold Wing: review, history, specs


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Class: standard / luxury tourer

Production: 1980-1983

Also called: Honda Gold Wing 1100

Predecessor: Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Successor: Honda GL1200 Gold Wing

Models
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing

1980-1982

(USA)

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing

1983

(USA)

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate

1980-1982

(USA)

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing '80-82
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing '83
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate '80-82
Models
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate

1983

(USA)

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Aspencade

1982

(USA)

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Aspencade

1983

(USA)

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate '83
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Aspencade '82
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Aspencade '83

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1980 USA Name: Honda GL1100 Gold Wing + Interstate

Frame: SC022~; SC024~ (Interstate)

1981 USA Name: Honda GL1100 Gold Wing + Interstate

Frame: 1HFSC020*BA; 1HFSC021*BA (Interstate)

1982 USA Name: Honda GL1100 Gold Wing + Interstate + Aspencade

Frame: 1HFSC020*CA; 1HFSC021*CA (Interstate); 1HFSC022*CA (Aspencade)

1983 USA Name: Honda GL1100 Gold Wing + Interstate + Aspencade

Frame: 1HFSC020*DA; 1HFSC021*DA (Interstate); 1HFSC022*DA (Aspencade)

Specifications

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2345 mm / 92,3 in – GL1100 ’80-81

2340 mm / 92,1 in – GL1100 ’82-83

2405 mm / 94,7 in – GL1100 Interstate ’80-81

2400 mm / 94,5 in – GL1100 Interstate ’82

2460 mm / 96,9 in – GL1100 Interstate ’83

2430 mm / 95,7 in – GL1100 Aspencade ’82

2460 mm / 96,9 in – GL1100 Aspencade ’83

Overall width 920 mm / 36,2 in
Overall height 1195 mm / 47,0 in – GL1100 ’80-81

1190 mm / 46,9 in – GL1100 ’82-83

1500 mm / 59,1 in – GL1100 Interstate ’80-81

1495 mm / 58,9 in – GL1100 Interstate ’82-83, Aspencade

Seat height 795 mm / 31,3 in – ’80-81

790 mm / 31,1 in – ’82-83

Wheelbase 1605 mm / 63,2 in
Ground clearance 145 mm / 5,7 in – ’80-81

140 mm / 5,5 in – ’82-83

Dry weight 267 kg / 589 lbs – GL1100 ’80-81

270 kg / 595 lbs – GL1100 ’82

272 kg / 600 lbs – GL1100 ’83

305 kg / 673 lbs – GL1100 Interstate ’80-81

308 kg / 679 lbs – GL1100 Interstate ’82

311 kg / 686 lbs – GL1100 Interstate ’83

318 kg / 702 lbs – GL1100 Aspencade ’82

321 kg / 708 lbs – GL1100 Aspencade ’83

Curb (wet) weight 290 kg / 639 lbs – GL1100 ’80-81

293 kg / 646 lbs – GL1100 ’82

294 kg / 648 lbs – GL1100 ’83

328 kg / 723 lbs – GL1100 Interstate ’80-81

331 kg / 729 lbs – GL1100 Interstate ’82

334 kg / 737 lbs – GL1100 Interstate ’83

341 kg / 753 lbs – GL1100 Aspencade ’82

345 kg / 760 lbs – GL1100 Aspencade ’83

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Air-assisted, telescopic fork, 147 mm (5,8 in) – ’80-82

Air-assisted, anti-dive (TRAC) telescopic fork, 140 mm (5,5 in) – ’83

Rear suspension, travel Air-assist shocks, 80 mm (3,1 in)
Front tire size 110/90-19 62H – ’80-81

120/90-18 65H – ’82-83

Rear tire size 130/90-17 68H – ’80-81

140/90-16 71H – ’82-83

Front brake Double disc, 1-piston calipers – ’80-81

Double disc, 2-piston calipers – ’82-83

Unified Braking – ‘83

Rear brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper – ’80-81

Single disc, 2-piston caliper – ’82-83

Unified Braking – ‘83

Fuel capacity 20,0 l / 5,3 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Trail 134 mm / 5,3 in – ’80-81

132 mm / 5,2 in – ’82-83

Fuel economy 5,4-7,1 l / 100 km (33-44,5 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Flat four
Bore & Stroke 75,0 x 61,4 mm
Displacement 1085 cm³ (66,2 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Valve train Belt driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power 81,0 hp (59,6 kW) / 7000 rpm
Max. torque 88,0 Nm (8,9 kgf*m) / 5500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 5,5 sec.
Top speed 195 km/h (121 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x 30 mm CV
ID VB48A – ’80-81

VB48C – ’82-83

DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.708
Final reduction 3.091
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.500 (2.642 – ‘83)

1.667

1.286 (1.250 – ’82-83)

1.065 (1.000 – ’82-83)

0.909 (0.829 – ’82-83)

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

Images

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing: images, gallery.

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing Aspencade

Videos

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing: video.

1982 GL1100 Goldwing Interstate

Manuals

Honda GL1100 Gold Wing: manuals, parts, microfiches.