Honda GL1800 Gold Wing: review, history, specs


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Class: luxury tourer

Production: 2001+

Also called: Honda Gold Wing 1800

Predecessor: Honda Gold Wing 1500

Models
Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

(Europe, North America, Australia, Japan)

2001-2010

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

(Europe, North America, Australia, Japan)

2011-2017

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing Tour

(Europe, North America, Australia, Japan)

2018+

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

(Europe, North America, Australia, Japan)

2018+

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2001-2010)
Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2011-2017)
Honda GL1800 Gold Wing Tour (2018+)
Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2018+)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2001 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800A1

2002 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800A2

2003 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800A3

2004 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800A4

2005 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800A5

2006 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL18006

2007 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL18007

2008 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL18008

2009 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL18009

2010 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800A

2012 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800C

2013 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800D

2014 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800E

2015 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800F

2016 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800G

2017 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing 1800 + ABS

Code: GL1800H

2018 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing + Gold Wing Tour

Code: GL1800BJ + GL1800J, GL1800DJ (Tour DCT), GL1800DAJ (Tour DCT Airbag), GL1800BDJ (DCT)

2019 Europe, North America, Australia, Japan Name: Honda Gold Wing + Gold Wing Tour

Code: GL1800BK + GL1800K, GL1800DK (Tour DCT), GL1800DAK (Tour DCT Airbag), GL1800BDK (DCT)

Specifications

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2635 mm / 103,7 in – GL1800 (2001-2010)

2630 mm / 103,5 in – GL1800 (2011-2017)

2575 mm / 101,4 in – GL1800 Tour (2018+)

2475 mm / 97,4 in – GL1800 (2018+)

Overall width 945 mm / 37,2 in – GL1800 (2001-2017)

905 mm / 35,6 in – GL1800 DCT Airbag (2018+)

925 mm / 36,4 in – GL1800 + Tour (2018+)

Overall height 1500 mm / 59,0 in – GL1800 (2001-2005)

1525 mm / 60,0 in – GL1800 (2006-2017)

1430 mm / 56,3 in – GL1800 Tour (2018+) low-position screen

1555 mm / 61,2 in – GL1800 Tour (2018+) high-position screen

1340 mm / 52,7 in – GL1800 (2018+) low-position screen

1445 mm / 56,9 in – GL1800 (2018+) high-position screen

Wheelbase 1690 mm / 66,5 in – GL1800 (2001-2017)

1695 mm / 66,7 in – GL1800 (2018+)

Ground clearance 125 mm / 4,9 in – GL1800 (2001-2017)

130 mm / 5,1 in – GL1800 (2018+)

Seat height 740 mm / 29,1 in – GL1800 (2001-2017)

745 mm / 29,3 in – GL1800 (2018+)

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 415 kg / 915 lbs – GL1800 (2001-2005)

425 kg / 937 lbs – GL1800 (2006-2010)

417 kg / 919 lbs – GL1800 (2011-2017)

425 kg / 937 lbs – GL1800 Airbag (2011-2017)

383 kg / 844 lbs – GL1800 Airbag, DCT (2018+)

379 kg / 835 lbs – GL1800 Tour (2018+)

365 kg / 805 lbs – GL1800 (2018+)

FRAME Type Diamond (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel 45 mm telescopic fork (with anti-dive), 122 mm (4,8 in) – GL1800 (2001-2017)

Double-wishbone with Showa shock, 109 mm (4,3 in) – GL1800 (2018+)

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm (Pro-Arm, Pro-link) with monoshock (adjustable spring pre-load), 105 mm (4,1 in)

+ electronically controlled preload

Front tire size 130/70R18 M/C (63H)
Rear tire size 180/60R16 M/C (74H) – GL1800 (2001-2017)

200/55R16 M/C (77H) – GL1800 (2018+)

Front brake Double disc, 296 mm, 3-piston calipers (CBS + ABS) – GL1800 (2001-2017)

Double disc, 320 mm, 6-piston radial calipers (CBS + ABS) – GL1800 (2018+)

Rear brake Single disc, 316 mm, 3-piston caliper (CBS + ABS)
Fuel capacity 25,0 l / 6,6 US gal – GL1800 (2001-2017)

21,0 l / 5,5 US gal – GL1800 (2018+)

Trail 109 mm (4,3 in)
Fuel economy 5,88 l / 100 km (40 mpg)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 6 cylinders boxer
Bore & Stroke 74,0 x 71,0 mm – GL1800 (2001-2017)

73,0 x 73,0 mm – GL1800 (2018+)

Displacement 1832 cm³ (111,8 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.8:1 – GL1800 (2001-2017)

10.5:1 – GL1800 (2018+)

Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic adjusters) – GL1800 (2001-2017)

Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic adjusters) – GL1800 (2018+)

Max. power 116,0 hp (85,0 kW) / 5500 rpm – GL1800 (2001-2005)

109,0 hp (80,0 kW) / 5500 rpm – GL1800 (2006-2017)

126,0 hp (93,0 kW) / 5500 rpm – GL1800 (2018+)

Max. torque 167,0 Nm (17,0 kg*m) / 4000 rpm – GL1800 (2001-2005)

161,0 Nm (16,4 kg*m) / 4000 rpm – GL1800 (2006-2017)

170,0 Nm (17,3 kg*m) / 4500 rpm – GL1800 (2018+)

0 to 100 km/h 4,1 sec
Top speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel injection, PGM-FI

throttle by wire – GL1800 (2018+)

DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate (hydraulic operating)
Transmission 5-speed + reverse – GL1800 (2001-2017)

6-speed + reverse – GL1800 (2018+)

Automatic DCT (7-speed) + reverse – GL1800 DCT (2018+)

Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.591 – GL1800 (2001-2017)

1.795 – GL1800 (2018+)

Final reduction 2.750 – GL1800 (2001-2017)

2.615 – GL1800 (2018+)

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.375; 2.200 – GL1800 (2018+)

1.454; 1.416 – GL1800 (2018+)

1.068; 1.035 – GL1800 (2018+)

0.843; 0.820 – GL1800 (2018+)

0.686; 0.666 – GL1800 (2018+)

0.521 – GL1800 (2018+)

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistorized
Alternator AC generator, 1000W at 2400 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-18 Ah – GL1800 (2001-2017)

12V-20 Ah – GL1800 (2018+)

Images

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing: images, gallery

Honda Gold Wing 1800 (2001-2010)
Honda Gold Wing 1800 (2011-2017)
Honda Gold Wing Tour 1800 (2018+)
Honda Gold Wing 1800 (2018+)

Videos

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing: video.

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour First Ride Review

Manuals

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing: manuals, parts, microfiches.