Honda GL500 Silver Wing: review, history, specs


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Class: standard / touring

Production: 1981-1982

Related: Honda CX500

Successor: Honda GL650 Silver Wing

Models
Honda GL500 Silver Wing

(North America)

1981-1982

Honda GL500 Silver Wing Interstate

(North America)

1981-1982

Honda GL500 Silver Wing
Honda GL500 Silver Wing Interstate

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1981 North America Name: Honda GL500 Silver Wing + Interstate

Frame: JH2PC020*BM~ + JH2PC021*BM~

1982 North America Name: Honda GL500 Silver Wing + Interstate

Frame: JH2PC020*CM~ + JH2PC021*CM~

Specifications

Honda GL500 Silver Wing: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2207 mm / 86,9 in – GL500

2305 mm / 90,7 in – GL500 Interstate

Overall width 875 mm / 34,4 in
Overall height 1178 mm / 46,4 in – GL500

1505 mm / 59,2 in – GL500 Interstate

Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58,9 in
Ground clearance 132 mm / 5,2 in – GL500

127 mm / 5,0 in – GL500 Interstate

Seat height 788 mm / 31,0 in – GL500

778 mm / 30,6 in – GL500 Interstate

Dry weight 207 kg / 456 lbs – GL500

230 kg / 507 lbs – GL500 Interstate

Curb (wet) weight 224 kg / 494 lbs – GL500

247 kg / 547 lbs – GL500 Interstate

FRAME Type Diamond (steel)
Front suspension, travel Air-adjustable telescopic fork, 150 mm / 5,9 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Pro-Link with mono-shock, 120 mm / 4,7 in
Front tire size 3.50S 19-4PR
Rear tire size 130/90-16 (67S)
Front brake Single disc, 240 mm, 2-piston caliper – GL500

Double disc, 240 mm, 2-piston calipers – GL500 Interstate

Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 17,6 l / 4,6 US gal (reserve – 2,5 l)
Trail 117 mm (4,6 in)
Fuel economy 5,1 l / 100 km (46 mpg)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders V-twin 80° longitudinal
Bore & Stroke 78,0 x 52,0 mm
Displacement 497 cm³ (30,3 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valve train OHV, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 50,0 hp (37,3 kW) / 9000 rpm
Max. torque 46,0 Nm (4,7 kg*m) / 7000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 6,3 sec
Top speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin VB 34 mm
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 2.242
Final reduction 3.091
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.733

1.850

1.416

1.148

0.931

ELECTRICAL Ignition Transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC generator, 12V 252W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-14Ah

Images

Honda GL500 Silver Wing: images, gallery.

Honda GL500 Silver Wing
Honda GL500 Silver Wing Interstate
Honda GL500 Silver Wing
Honda GL500 Silver Wing Interstate

Videos

Honda GL500 Silver Wing: video.

1982 Honda GL 500 Silver Wing

Manuals

Honda GL500 Silver Wing: manuals, parts, microfiches.