Honda GL1200 Gold Wing

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The touring motorcycle model `` Honda GL1200 Gold Wing appeared on the market in 1984 as a replacement for the GL1100 model, in contrast to which the new model received an engine with an increased volume and compression ratio, a new frame, carburetors, a 16 'front wheel, hydraulic clutch and valve clearance compensators.

The model was focused mainly on the American market, but official sales were also in Europe and Australia (modification Deluxe, aka Interstate - in the American market).

Initially, two modifications of the motorcycle were offered - the Honda GL1200I Gold Wing Interstate (aka GL1200DX Deluxe outside America) and the Honda GL1200A Gold Wing Aspencade (a more expensive version with an audio system, foot platforms, LCD panel). Also, only in 1984 there was a classic version (Standard), which was not in demand and quickly disappeared from the line.

In 1985, Honda offers a limited version of the Honda GL1200L Gold Wing Limited Edition . It features a gold color, an injector, electronic cruise control, a more expensive audio system, an on-board computer and an automatically adjustable rear suspension. This modification was offered only this year.

In 1986, a new limited modification appears - the Honda GL1200SEI Gold Wing Aspencade. In fact, this is the previous limited edition in a different color.

By 1987, due to the high cost of using the injector, Honda returned to the carburetor power system, leaving the same modifications on the market - Interstate (Deluxe) and Aspencade. This year was the last year of production of the model, after which it was replaced by a new one - Honda GL1500 Gold Wing.

The main competitors of the Honda GL1200 Gold Wing in the class:


Honda Gold Wing 1200
Honda Gold Wing 1200
Honda Gold Wing 1200


Specifications Honda GL1200 Gold Wing:

ModelHonda GL1200 Gold Wing
Motorcycle typeluxury tourer
Release year1984-1987
Framesteel duplex
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, opposed
Working volume1182 cm³
Bore / stroke75.5 x 66.0mm
Compression ratio9.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 2 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 4x Keihin CV, 32mm
Ignition typeelectronic
Maximum power94.0 h.p. (70.1 kW) at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque105.0 Nm (10.6 kg * m) at 5500 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size130 / 90-16 (67H)
Rear tire size150 / 90-15 (74H)
Front brakes2 discs, 232 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspensionair fork with anti-bite, stroke - 140 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum with two pneumatic shock absorbers, stroke - 100 mm
Motorcycle length2505 mm
Motorcycle width970 mm
Motorcycle height1510 mm
Wheelbase1610 mm
Saddle height790 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h5.3 sec
Maximum speed191 km / h
Fuel tank capacity22.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb)341 kg - GL1200I / GL1200DX

353 kg - GL1200A ('84 -'85)

355 kg - GL1200A (‘86)

363 kg - GL1200A ('87)

Fuel consumption

The average fuel consumption for the Honda GL1200 Gold Wing, according to the owners, is 6.17 liters per 100 kilometers ( service). The exact value depends on the riding style and the condition of the motorcycle.