Honda GL1200 Gold Wing
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:
- Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager / Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager
- Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade
- Yamaha XVZ1200 Venture / Yamaha Venture Royale 1300
Specifications Honda GL1200 Gold Wing:
|Model||Honda GL1200 Gold Wing|
|Motorcycle type||luxury tourer|
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, opposed|
|Working volume||1182 cm³|
|Bore / stroke||75.5 x 66.0mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor, 4x Keihin CV, 32mm|
|Maximum power||94.0 h.p. (70.1 kW) at 7000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||105.0 Nm (10.6 kg * m) at 5500 rpm|
|Front tire size||130 / 90-16 (67H)|
|Rear tire size||150 / 90-15 (74H)|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 232 mm, 2-piston calipers|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 250 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||air fork with anti-bite, stroke - 140 mm|
|Rear suspension||pendulum with two pneumatic shock absorbers, stroke - 100 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2505 mm|
|Motorcycle width||970 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1510 mm|
|Saddle height||790 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||140 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||5.3 sec|
|Maximum speed||191 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||22.0 l|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||341 kg - GL1200I / GL1200DX|
353 kg - GL1200A ('84 -'85)
355 kg - GL1200A (‘86)
363 kg - GL1200A ('87)
The average fuel consumption for the Honda GL1200 Gold Wing, according to the owners, is 6.17 liters per 100 kilometers (fuelly.com service). The exact value depends on the riding style and the condition of the motorcycle.