Honda Gold Wing History Timeline — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Honda Gold Wing | Timeline

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Since its inception in the motorcycle-touring in 1975, the Honda Gold has represented a culture of riders who never-ending touring in mind.

into its fourth decade, the continues to develop, further the toruing segment of the motorcycling

For 2012, Honda revamped the standards of luxury, comfort and for long haulers. And it all began in with the Honda M1, contiually throughout the decades to today’s Gold Wing.

The following time line provides a into the many milestones have made the Honda Wing the icon it is today:

A team is established, led by Soichiro who headed up design of the five- and road racing engines of the The team develops the M1, a top-secret designed to explore the outer of the Grand Touring concept. The M1 features a liquid-cooled horizontally six-cylinder engine with drive-features that surface in the Wing line in years to

1975 GL1000 Gold

The original GoldWing was much, more than just a new Powered by a revolutionary 999cc horizontally opposed four-cylinder the Gold Wing opened new never before considered by the in the enthusiast press, much the consumer public in general.

to make of this open-class with world-class power and capabilities? GoldWing customers to the open road in droves, and inspire an industry-wide paradigm toward long-distance motorcycling.

1976 GL1000 Gold Ltd.

A new model marks the Wing’s second year as graces the GL1000 Limited with an assortment of special including gold striping, LTD sidecover badges, chromed shroud and screen, quilt-patterned plus gold wheels and

1979 Honda Gold

With more than 80 of Gold Wing production exported to North America, a need arose to build a plant in the U.S. Although had been building overseas for more than 25 years, the to America in the 1970s was risky.

To consumers, Honda’s quality was its selling point, and building in could jeopardize this reputation-not just for the Gold but for all Honda products for decades to

Nevertheless, Honda forged and on September 10, 1979, the first of America Manufacturing (HAM) begins production as a group of 64 completes the first 10 Honda built in Marysville, Ohio.

three months, Honda’s top had sufficient confidence in HAM’s to proceed with building an plant in 1979-the first car builder to do so in the U.S.

1980 GL1100 Gold Wing

years of continuous consumer culminate in the introduction of the GL1100. than a rehashed GL1000 10 percent greater displacement, the new incorporates deliberately planned that guide it away the superbike realm and place it into the touring category.

The new 1085cc engine now favors rather than horsepower, a wheelbase provides more for both pilot and passenger, and a new suspension system gives the Wing its most supple, ride to date.

1980 GL1100 Gold Wing

The GL1100 also introduced innovation that was arguably important than its mechanical Since the Gold Wing’s prowess had inspired the creation of an aftermarket of bolt-on touring Honda’s engineers clearly a new direction toward a turnkey, dressed luxury machine.

In the innovative Interstate fulfilled vision as the first Gold available fully equipped factory-installed fairing, saddlebags and plus the option of a stereo system. Turnkey touring, Wing style, is born.

GL1100 Gold Wing

In quick succession, Honda the concept of luxury touring the Aspencade. Amenities abound in trim, including LCD instrumentation, CB, on-board air-compressor and thoughtful such as the handy storage in the passenger backrest. At the same through the use of Redpages in its advertising, underscores its technological edge.

GL1200 Gold Wing

The GL1200 brought the Gold to the outer limits of the four-cylinder performance and sophistication. The added and torque of the larger 1182cc made the Gold Wing the of its class in 1984, with a of smoothness and low-rpm acceleration couldn’t be matched.

The addition of hydraulic valve now made the Wing virtually At the same time, chassis made the big Wing feel agile, and open-road comfort was

1985 Honda GL1200 Edition

Honda marks the 10th anniversary in two significant First, with the Gold so firmly entrenched within the realm, Honda decides to the standard, unfaired GL1200.

an ultra-luxurious Limited Edition complete with computerized injection, four-speaker sound cruise control, auto-leveling suspension, a comprehensive electronic computer and special two-tone gold paint.

Following the of its Marysville Motorcycle Plant, constructs an engine plant in Anna, Ohio, to build Wing engines. Just as success paved the way for Honda’s manufacturing in America, the Anna Plant moved from GL engines alone to building for Civics and Accords.

At Anna, all the forging, machining and heat-treating necessary to turn raw materials finished, sophisticated engines under one roof. As one associate observes, “We do what seven plants do in Japan.”

1988 Gold Wing

In 1984 a new team began planning the Wing. The new machine had to be superior in aspect: extremely quiet and smooth, yet extremely powerful superior handling.

The GL1500 got there-the hard Thousands of hours were in testing 15 different machines in 60 stages-the most comprehensive development project in Honda’s

These efforts culminated in a luxury motorcycle of such excellence it would establish a benchmark that would motorcycling for more than a

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1993 Honda Gold 1800

The next-generation GL begins to shape under the guidance of Aoki, a sportbike enthusiast who has headed up development of high-performance including the CBR 250 RR, CBR 400 RR and the CBR 600 F3.

“We set out to keep 80 percent of the Wing’s touring capability,” said. But he also added, “My job is to add fun factor, to build a Gold with the kind of acceleration and people normally associate sporting machines.”

After flat-four, flat-six and flat-eight configurations and displacements up to 2000cc, response overwhelmingly points to a of about 1800cc displacement. In a full-scale model is created.

Honda Gold Wing

The Honda motorcycle made in rolls off the Marysville assembly Appropriately enough, the millionth is a Gold Wing; this is altogether fitting, since the of the Gold Wing and that of in America are inextricably intertwined.

Honda Gold Wing

In 2000, the Marysville Motorcycle is thoroughly redesigned to build the new Wing. As part of this the engine production line is from Anna to Marysville to the new Gold Wing production. The Wing’s new era officially begins the first complete GL1800 off the Marysville assembly line on 10, 2000.

2001 Honda GL1800 Wing

The word “new” do justice to the GL1800. Two numbers tell a big story: 118 bhp and 125 lb./ft. of Don’t try to find other that compare, because aren’t any.

In terms of the new Gold Wing is literally in a of one.

Likewise, the list of mounts offering a box-section frame begins with the “Gold” and ends with And that’s only the beginning. the GL1800 was completed, Honda patent no less than 20 innovations that were into this amazing luxury motorcycle.

2005 GL1800 Gold Wing

The anniversary Gold Wing in a slew of colors, including Yellow, White, Metallic Dark Gray Metallic, Blue Metallic and Candy Cherry. Special 30th color-matched badging on the front rear trunk and dash also distinguish the ’05 model, as a 30th anniversary color-matched 30th anniversary opening on the LCD display, and unique carbon-fiber pattern on pearl yellow and silver colors. To date, than 500,000 Gold have been produced.

2006 Honda GL1800 Wing

In 2006, the most Gold Wing ever now elevates luxury motorcycling to highs. A six-speaker premium system with 80 watts per comes standard on every new and riders may also opt for a satellite system with color a Cold-Weather Comfort Package and an fully integrated motorcycle

2012 Honda Gold

Manufacture of the Gold Wing to the ultra-modern facility in Kumamoto, where production on a gigantic will see as many as 1800 produced in a single day.

The new Gold Wing brings styling along with a array of sophisticated electronic including a next-generation GPS navigation with user-friendly programmability for favorite ride routes, can be accessed online via computer, a built-in MP3/iPod interface for the new SRS CS technology surround-sound system.

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