Honda GL1800 Gold Wing: review, history, specs


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Class: luxury tourer

Production: 2001-2017

Also called: Honda Gold Wing 1800

Predecessor: Honda Gold Wing 1500

Successor: Honda Gold Wing 1800 (2018+)

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 (2001-2010)
Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2011-2017)

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

Specifications

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2001-2017): specs.

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

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

Overall width 945 mm / 37,2 in
Overall height 1500 mm / 59,0 in – GL1800 (2001-2005)

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

Wheelbase 1690 mm / 66,5 in
Ground clearance 125 mm / 4,9 in
Seat height 740 mm / 29,1 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 415 kg / 915 lbs – GL1800 (2001-2005)

425 kg / 937 lbs – GL1800 (2006-2010)

413 kg / 910 lbs – GL1800 (2011-2017)

421 kg / 928 lbs – GL1800 Airbag (2011-2017)

FRAME Type Diamond (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel 45 mm telescopic fork (with anti-dive), 122 mm (4,8 in)
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm (Pro-Arm, Pro-link) with monoshock (adjustable spring pre-load), 105 mm (4,1 in)
Front tire size 130/70R18 M/C (63H)
Rear tire size 180/60R16 M/C (74H)
Front brake Double disc, 296 mm, 3-piston calipers (CBS + ABS)
Rear brake Single disc, 316 mm, 3-piston caliper (CBS + ABS)
Fuel capacity 25,0 l / 6,6 US gal
Trail 109 mm (4,3 in)
Fuel economy 5,88 l / 100 km (40 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 6-cylinders boxer
Bore & Stroke 74,0 x 71,0 mm
Displacement 1832 cm³ (111,8 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power 118,0 hp (87,0 kW) / 5000 rpm

116,0 hp (85,0 kW) / 5500 rpm - GL1800 (Japan, 2001-2005)

109,0 hp (80,0 kW) / 5500 rpm - GL1800 (Japan, from 2005 <US Packet> / 2006 <All>)

Max. torque 167,0 Nm (17,0 kg*m) / 4000 rpm – GL1800 (2001-2017)

161,0 Nm (16,4 kg*m) / 4000 rpm - GL1800 (Japan, from 2005 <US Packet> / 2006 <All>)

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 4,1 sec
Top speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel injection, PGM-FI, 2x 40 mm
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate (hydraulic operating)
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.591
Final reduction 2.750
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.375

1.454

1.068

0.843

0.686

ELECTRICAL Ignition Fully transistorized
Alternator AC generator, 1000W at 2400 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-18 Ah

Images

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2001-2017): images, gallery

Honda Gold Wing 1800 (2001-2010)
Honda Gold Wing 1800 (2011-2017)
Honda Gold Wing 1800 (2011-2017)

Videos

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2001-2017): video.

Honda GL1800 Goldwing

Manuals

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (2001-2017): manuals, parts, microfiches.