GL1000 1975

1975 GL 1000

GL1000 Gold Wing, powered by a 999 liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, revolutionized motorcycle touring. The faux fuel tank contains electrical components and storage space. Spoked aluminum rims are standard. Black exhaust system, with chrome heat shield and tailpipes.



  • Engine type: OHC opposed-four, liquid/cooled
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Carburetion: (4) 32mm CV
  • Starting system: Electric plus Kick
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Chassis: Steel, dual shock
  • Front brake: Dual disc, single piston caliper
  • Rear brake: Single disc, dual piston caliper
  • Wheelbase: 60.6 in.
  • Seat height: 31.9 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
  • Dry weight: 584.0 lb.
  • Color: Candy Red, Candy Blue

 

GL1000 1976

1976 GL 1000

A new model marks the Gold Wing's second year. The GL1000 LTD joins the unchanged standard model, and features gold striping, special LTD side cover badges, chromed radiator shroud and screen, quilt pattern contoured seat, gold wheels and spokes, gold-stamped GL1000 owner's manual, and leather key case. The LTD's front fender is slightly flared.


  • Engine type: OHC opposed-four, liquid/cooled
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Carburetion: (4) 32mm CV
  • Starting system: Electric plus Kick
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Chassis: Steel, dual shock
  • Front brake: Dual disc, single piston caliper
  • Rear brake: Single disc, dual piston caliper
  • Wheelbase: 60.8 in.
  • Seat height: 31.9 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
  • Dry weight: 583.0 lb.
  • Color: Candy Red, Candy Brown, Solid Yellow

 

GL1000 1977

1977 GL 1000

Honda begins to incorporate small but important refinements based on customer requests, as the Gold Wing continues to grow in popularity and redefine touring. Chrome heat shields on the header pipes are now standard, as is a higher, recountered handlebar, redesigned neoprene grips, and a new dual contoured seat.


  • Engine type: OHC opposed-four, liquid/cooled
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Carburetion: (4) 32mm CV
  • Starting system: Electric plus Kick
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Chassis: Steel, dual shock
  • Front brake: Dual disc, single piston caliper
  • Rear brake: Single disc, dual piston caliper
  • Wheelbase: 60.8 in.
  • Seat height: 31.9 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
  • Dry weight: 595.0 lb.
  • Color: Black, Red

 

GL1000 1978

1978 GL 1000

A new instrument panel in the center pod with fuel, voltage and coolant temperature gauges helps distinguish the GL in it's fourth year. Honda also fitted 1 mm-smaller carbs and FVQ (TM) shocks with two stage damping, redesigned and chromed the exhaust system, mounted the rear turn signal on the fender, deleted the kick-starter and bolted up maintenance-free ComStar wheels.


  • Engine type: OHC opposed-four, liquid/cooled
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Carburetion: (4) 31mm CV
  • Starting system: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Chassis: Steel, dual shock
  • Front brake: Dual disc, single piston caliper
  • Rear brake: Single disc, dual piston caliper
  • Wheelbase: 60.8 in.
  • Seat height: 31.9 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
  • Dry weight: 601.0 lb.
  • Color: Blue, Maroon, Black

 

GL1000 1979

1979 GL 1000

The GL 1000 reaches the peak of it's development in 1979, and will be the last Gold Wing to be powered by a 999cc engine. Changes this year are few and minor: Rectangular turn signals replace the previous round ones, control levers go from silver to black, and twin-bulb taillight with CBX-type ribbed lens replaces the single-bulb unit




  • Engine type: OHC opposed-four, liquid/cooled
  • Displacement: 999cc
  • Carburetion: (4) 31mm CV
  • Starting system: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Chassis: Steel, dual shock
  • Front brake: Dual disc, single piston caliper
  • Rear brake: Single disc, dual piston caliper
  • Wheelbase: 60.8 in.
  • Seat height: 31.9 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal.
  • Dry weight: 604.0 lb.
  • Color: Candy Burgundy, Candy Blue, Black