Honda GoldWing — A Rolls Royce On Two Wheels

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Honda Goldwing prototype M1

Honda GoldWing – A Rolls On Two Wheels

Every Once in a we get to know something very something in a league of its own, that would truly the very meaning it symbolizes. It has in production for the past 3 decades, and outclassing every other the world had to offer in terms of luxury and performance. The name in has turned it into an icon of times.

The bike that  the way people look at bikes, Honda’s most innovative yet, The Goldwing .

Introduced in this very bike a niche for its own self, by the time it was No one would have thought it turn out to be a true icon of a that it now is. Widely known for the first to introduce car-like the Goldwing specialized in presenting the potential of what can be done on a It offered features that not present even in cars of its let alone bikes, and continues to do so to very day.

At the time of its launch, it was among the bikes on the world to offer cooling, fuel pumps, and drives. It even had the first system that was placed the engine rather than which was more of the same in production cars. Today it features weather tracking satellite radio, and a whole of features that would put any car to shame.

It began as a prototype, in which Honda designed to the world what the company was of. The bikes technical wizardry such an interest among the that Honda decided to it into production.  And so the witnessed what would be, the of a legend.

It was initially launched as a motorcycle, and christened GL1000. after the bike became there was a large demand for accessories, like fairings and holders (since it was a touring It took a while for Honda to this trend as a profitable but when they did so, they the GL1100, in 1981, fully with a trunk, Saddlebags and fairing.

It was the first production bike in the to feature an adjustable air suspension. All of features contributed into this bike an instant

In 1983, Honda decided to the GL1100 and hence introduced new such as an LCD dashboard, anti-dive and linked front and rear This was soon followed by the in 1984, which had an all new engine Fuel Injection along amazing features such as an leveling rear air suspension, a intercom system (which a pair of headsets with cruise control and a Panasonic system with rear

This model was sold the year 1988 when unveiled the revolutionary new GL1500. bike in particular was so ahead of its that it completely outsmarted the and caused the withdrawal of several players in the segment including Yamaha and Kawasaki each of had a distinctive product that the Goldwing, Honda’s brand and innovation were of no match for the and hence the withdrawal.

The major changes that evident in the GL1500 were the most important of which was the of the engine which was changed a flat four cylinder to a flat six cylinder layout. change, increased power and noise which resulted in rider comfort. Another innovation was the introduction of a reverse

Honda Goldwing prototype M1

Since the bike weighed in of 400 kilos, Honda engineers the need for a system that assist a rider in backing up calling for help.  The was more ergonomically designed for passenger and rider and hence comfortable.

The GL1500 continued to be for 13 years up until 2001, the revolutionary all new version was launched. would turn out to be the most and luxurious Goldwing Honda has produced.  The 2001 version was amid high levels of as there were no major undertaken to the 1988 version of the

In effect the launch of the 2001 signified a bike that everything that Honda had over the years from the of the first Goldwing back in The project was kept as a top secret and about it was known among the as security was kept tight. It was launched the same year rave reviews and the usual list that spanned the of the the bike itself.

The most change was with the engine already mammoth displacement of was increased to 1800cc along fuel injection. This bike was actually lighter the outgoing model largely due to the use of and other modern lightweight Another major change was the of the ABS system which not only safety, but also ushered a new of rider confidence.

Honda updating this model and in it sent waves across the industry with the launch of the ever airbag integrated a production motorcycle.

The Goldwing offered the airbag as an along with standard and optional features such as, LCD with Satellite Navigation Live weather forecasting Traffic Information system, control and prompting, Heated seats and backrests with controls for passenger and rider, warming system that engine bay air onto the foot of the with the flick of a switch, 80 per channel audio system an optional 6 CD changer and a total of 6 Electronic cruise control, reverse gear, Adjustable windscreen, 147 litres of storage remote controlled trunk with horn actuated locator, CB radio that communication between passenger and with the use of a headset, Self headlight level, Large 33 fuel tank, Computer rear suspension system, illuminated handlebar and control Tire pressure monitoring and an endless accessories list. bike was an undoubted success to this day carries on the very it created of being the Ultimate on the road.

On the whole this machine has to the Bike world what Royce has been to the car world, the implemented on this bike in a league of its own, Its loyal swear by it as being the most touring bike that’s on the today. Honda’s timeless and innovation coupled with levels of customer satisfaction has nothing short of a masterpiece. The Goldwing – Luxury, safety, convenience and performance combine to provide an experience that’s nothing else On Two Wheels.

Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1


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