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1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing


1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing Pictures
The Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing was rarely seen in this as-delivered 'bare-bones' form.
The Honda GL 1000 Gold Wing was rarely seen in this as-delivered 'bare-bones' form.

The 1975 Honda GL1000 Gold Wing motorcycle did to the touring market what the CB750 had done to the performance market several years earlier. Rarely was a Gold Wing seen au naturel as shown here; they were usually loaded down with fairings, bags, and travel trunks.

The Gold Wing ran a 999-cc flat-four water-cooled engine and had shaft drive.
The Gold Wing ran a 999-cc flat-four water-cooled engine and had shaft drive.
Fairings, bags, and travel trunks became the Gold Wing norm, as did journeys of hundreds of miles per day.
Fairings, bags, and travel trunks became the Gold Wing norm, as did journeys of hundreds of miles per day.
The Gold Wing featured triple-disc brakes. The fuel was carried in the side pods under the seat for a lower center of gravity.
The Gold Wing featured triple-disc brakes. The fuel was carried in the side pods under the seat for a lower center of gravity.
An early Gold Wing ad consisted of little more than glowing reports from various motorcycle magazines.
An early Gold Wing ad consisted of little more than glowing reports from various motorcycle magazines.

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