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.
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.
An early Gold Wing ad consisted of little more than glowing reports from various motorcycle magazines.

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