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Honda Goldwing prototype M1

They will soar on like eagles. -Isaiah (NIV)

the honda goldwing gl 1974 to 1979

The Goldwing . powered by a 998cc liquid-cooled, opposed ‘flat’four-cylinder engine, motorcycle touring. First to the world in 1974 at Cologne, (see the prototype, originally the M1 . below), the Honda Goldwing caused quite a stir the motorcycling fraternity.

Upon examination, it looked as if the bike was one a and was rather odd looking. But buyers of first generation Goldwing, who saw the unorthodox appearance, discovered a that was unlike anything The heavy frame would accommodate aftermarket accessories sidebags and fairings.

The drive shaft eliminated the of perpetual oiling and the associated The whopping displacement whisked the of a pair of riders and their along endless miles of with ease and reliability belied much of the fear for a motorcycle adventure.

The flagship 1975 Goldwing

With the original price set at the Goldwing GL1000 first sales were a big disappointment, but as the began to be embraced by a new breed of sales and profits would come to Honda. The GL1000 had set a new touring standard, though its potential wouldn’t be fully right away.

In 1976, Honda released a new to mark the Goldwing’s second The GL1000 LTD joined the unchanged model and featured gold special "LTD" side badges, chromed radiator and screen, quilt pattern seat, gold wheels and gold-stamped GL1000 owner’s and leather key case. The LTD’s fender is slightly flared.

changes occurred over the few years, but these were cosmetic — new colors, seats, heat shields on the pipes and new grips were some of the changes to advance the through the early years. For as word got back to Honda customer likes and dislikes, changes were made. A new panel in the center pod with voltage, and coolant temperature helped distinguish the GL1000 in its year.

The classic spoke wheels also replaced by five-spoke Comstar wheels and the engine’s wasmellowed a bit giving up some punch for improved roll-on A fully chromed exhaust also appeared for the first which elevated the sticker to $3,198.

The GL1000 reached the peak of its in 1979 and was to be the last Goldwing by a 999cc engine. Changes year are few and minor; rectangular signals replaced the previous ones and the control leverswentfrom to black.

The top-secret M1 prototype 1972by Honda’s Soichiro

design team. (Note the engine block and standard gas

Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1

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