King Of Kings

In the early 70’s, following the success of the ground-breaking cb750 superbike, Honda assembled an R&D design team to explore concepts for a new flagship motorcycle.
Introduced in 1975, the Honda GL1000 was a stunning technical achievement and the new “King of King motorcycles”.

The original Gold Wing was the world’s biggest, heaviest and second fastest bike available at the time (only the mighty Kawasaki Z1 was faster). And although preceded by the 1971 water-cooled suzuki GT750 two-stroke triple, the Gold Wing was also the first Japanese production motorcycle with a water-cooled four-stroke engine. The GL1000 introduced numerous groundbreaking features, such as belt-driven overhead cams, shaft drive, triple disk brakes, under-seat fuel tank, counter-rotating alternator, two oil pumps and detachable back-up kick-start lever.

With the GL1000, for the first time, Honda engineers from both two wheeled and four wheeled design shops cooperated in the final design of the 1975 Goldwing, a true milestone in motorcycle engineering.

Fun fact: the Honda engineers looked very closely at Alfa Romeo in Italy when laying out the Goldwing engine, the flat four Alfasud unit, launched in 1971 bears more than a passing resemblance!

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issued: Friday, September 24, 2021
updated: Friday, September 24, 2021

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