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 Honda Gold Wing GL1000
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The Gold Wing GL1000 accelerated the demand for larger motorcycles in the American market. A long-distance touring model rather than a sport model, it incorporated innovative technologies and ideas.
- The world's first water-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engine
- Shaft drive
- Fuel tank inside the frame (below the seat)
The subsequent releases of the 1100, 1200, and 6-cylinder 1500 established a firm market for touring models.
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Storage location:HONDA COLLECTION HALL (Twin Ring Motegi, 120-1, Hiyama, Motegi-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3597)
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Year manufactured:1974
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Manufacturer:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: operational
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Honda Gold Wing GL1000
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Model:GL1000 (Gold Wing GL1000)
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Company name:Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Motorcycle
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Honda Collection Hall
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Year manufactured:1974
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Model / Weight
Style:Motorcycle
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Passenger capacity:2
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Weight:265 kg
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Body / Size
Overall length:2305
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Overall width:875
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Overall height:1225
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Headlamp type:Sealed beam
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Tire size (front):3.50×19
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Tire size (rear):4.50×17
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Steel pipe double cradle
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Suspension type (front):Telescopic
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Suspension type (rear):Swing arm
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Steering:Bar handle
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Brakes (front):Oil double disc
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Brakes (rear):Oil disc
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Damper (front):Provided
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Damper (rear):Provided
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Features:The fuel tank was provided inside the frame.
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Engine/ Size / Power
Type:Water-cooled 4-stroke gasoline
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Cylinder arrangement:Horizontally opposed 4-cylinder
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Valve train:OHC
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Carburetor:4
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Bore x stroke:72.0×61.4
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Displacement:999
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Ignition system:CDI
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Max. power/r.p.m.:80/7500
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Exhaust emissions treatment:2 noise reduction muffler
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Lubrication method:Wet sump
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Start method:Both electric and kick
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Fuel tank capacity:19 L
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Drive-train
Transmission:5-speed
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Power transmission method:Shaft drive
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Clutch type:Wet multiple disc
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Performance
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