Honda GL1500 Gold Wing (Interstate, Aspencade, Special Edition): review, history, specs


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Class: luxury tourer

Production: 1988-2000

Also called: Honda Gold Wing 1500

Predecessor: Honda Gold Wing 1200

Successor: Honda Gold Wing 1800

Models
Honda GL1500 Gold Wing

(Europe, North America, Australia, Japan)

1988-1990

Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing Special Edition

(Europe, North America, Australia, Japan)

1990-2000

Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate

(North America)

1991-1996

Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade

(Europe, North America, Australia, Japan)

1991-2000

Honda GL1500 Gold Wing
Honda GL1500SE Gold Wing Special Edition
Honda GL1500I Gold Wing Interstate
Honda GL1500A Gold Wing Aspencade

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1988 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500

Code: GL1500J

1989 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500

Code: GL1500K

1990 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition)

Code: GL1500L; GL1500SE

1991 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition); Honda Gold Wing 1500 Interstate

Code: GL1500AM; GL1500SEM; GL1500I

1992 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition); Honda Gold Wing 1500 Interstate

Code: GL1500AN; GL1500SEN; GL1500I

1993 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition); Honda Gold Wing 1500 Interstate

Code: GL1500AP; GL1500SEP; GL1500I

1994 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition); Honda Gold Wing 1500 Interstate

Code: GL1500AR; GL1500SER; GL1500I

1995 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition); Honda Gold Wing 1500 Interstate

Code: GL1500AS; GL1500SES; GL1500I

1996 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition); Honda Gold Wing 1500 Interstate

Code: GL1500AT; GL1500SET; GL1500I

1997 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition)

Code: GL1500AV; GL1500SEV

1998 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition)

Code: GL1500AW; GL1500SEW

1999 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition)

Code: GL1500AX; GL1500SEX

2000 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1500 Aspencade; Honda Gold Wing 1500SE (Special Edition)

Code: GL1500AY; GL1500SEY

Specifications

Honda GL1500 Gold Wing: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2615 mm / 103,0 in
Overall width 955 mm / 37,6 in
Overall height 1495 mm / 58,9 in
Wheelbase 1690 mm / 66,5 in
Ground clearance 115 mm / 4,5 in
Seat height 740 mm / 29,1 in
Dry weight 364 kg / 802 lbs – GL1500A Aspencade

370 kg / 816 lbs – GL1500SE Special Edition

349 kg / 768 lbs – GL1500I Interstate

Curb (wet) weight 399 kg / 879 lbs – GL1500A Aspencade

405 kg / 893 lbs – GL1500SE Special Edition

385 kg / 848 lbs – GL1500I Interstate

FRAME Type Double cradle
Front suspension, travel Air-assisted, anti-dive telescopic fork (pneumatic), 140 mm (5,5 in)
Rear suspension, travel Air-assist shocks (pneumatic), 105 mm (4,1 in)
Front tire size 130/70-18 (63H)
Rear tire size 160/80-16 (75H)
Front brake Double disc, 285 mm, 2-piston calipers (combined) – GL1500 (1988)

Double disc, 296 mm, 2-piston calipers (combined) – GL1500 (1989-2000)

Rear brake Single disc, 285 mm, 2-piston caliper (combined) – GL1500 (1988)

Single disc, 316 mm, 2-piston caliper (combined) – GL1500 (1989-2000)

Fuel capacity 24,0 l / 6,3 US gal (reserve – 5,3 l)
Trail 111 mm (4,4 in)
Fuel economy 7,35 l / 100 km (32 mpg) - tested
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 6 cylinders boxer
Bore & Stroke 71,0 x 64,0 mm
Displacement 1520 cm³ (92,7 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Valve train Belt driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic adjusters)
Max. power 100,0 hp (73,5 kW) / 5200 rpm – GL1500 (North America, Europe, Australia)

97,0 hp (71,3 kW) / 5000 rpm – GL1500 (Japan)

Max. torque 150,0 Nm (15,2 kg*m) / 4000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 5,26 sec
Top speed 193 km/h (120 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin CV, 36 mm
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate (hydraulic operating)
Transmission 5-speed + electric reverse
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.592
Final reduction 2.833
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.666

1.722

1.272

0.964

0.758

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistorized
Alternator AC generator, 550W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-20 Ah

Images

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Videos

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Manuals

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