1976 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

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Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing

1976 Honda GL1000 Wing

The Lowdown

This is I learned that enormous, luxo-tourers aren’t for me. There’s wrong with this when you look at it as a comfortable device but if that’s the goal to for I’ll drive a car. just as much fun.


Once in every long a motorcycle comes along makes you wonder how you ever without it.

This is not that

Once in every long a motorcycle comes along makes you wonder what you thinking when you bought it.

Now you’re talking.

The Honda Gold Wing was born out of the race begun in 1970 the Honda CB750. Bigger was and the makers were caught up the obsession to one-up each with bigger and bigger That race is still strong today with displacements that equal cars.

A Honda VTX has the same as my Miata!

In 1976 Honda the Gold Wing— a 1,000 cc and their largest bike to time. This was long touring bikes existed as a Specialization was a long way off and no one really of putting bikes into back then.

Fairings and luggage weren’t offered as options. For Honda, the Wing was just a way to up the ante in the displacement war.

The motorcycle immediately criticized the bike as big, heavy and awkward to Sales weren’t stellar and it that the GL1000 might to be a short-lived mistake.

Then completely unexpected happened. started buying Gold and outfitting them with touring equipment. It proved to be the horse to carry all that fiberglass and steel.

Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing

Craig Vetter made a selling touring equipment for bike. Vetter’s Windjammer that you see in the picture was the look of the You can still see old Gold Wings like mine and rolling up happy miles on the highway.

It something anyone planned but the touring motorcycle was born. took notice and started their own touring accessories. the accessories became standard and the Gold Wing established the that it still holds as the premier touring motorcycle.

My with this bike is I’ve gotten spoiled. time the motorcycle market has to subdivide itself and I’ve that what I really is a sport-tourer like my BMW R1150RT. I enjoy racking up thousands of miles and the old Gold Wing can do with competence but I need the of a bike that is equally at in the twisties. This bike is bit as much of a pulse-quickening thrill as a minivan. Maybe even

For a lot of people that’s good but it doesn’t put a smile on my face.

ridden a … GL1000 and the are right. It’s big and awkward. fifty pounds of vintage 70s equipment on it and what little it ever had to begin with is lost.

I’ve ridden the new GL1800 too and away with a different That is an interesting bike! It is big but and is surprisingly fun to ride. Strange as it may Honda put a racing designer in of creating the new Gold Wing and it

I came within inches of one. As an aside, if I had to choose the new Gold Wing and the BMW K1200LT it be a no-brainer. The Gold Wing hands-down.

The only reason to prefer the is if you’re attached to the brand.

Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing
Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing


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