GL1800 Goldwing (2001 - present) review

Hugely impressive tourer that has never been matched for comfort and status

Ben Cope's picture
By Visordown on Mon, 1 Jan 2001 - 12:01

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Tourers
Price:
£ 16949
Overall
5
Ride all day in comfort, be pleasantly surprised by the passable handling.
So big you can't really filter and very heavy if it falls over!

Still needs to have a windscreen wiper as standard, but you can’t argue with a ‘motorbike as house’ that works as well as this modest dwelling

Still needs to have a windscreen wiper as standard, but you can’t argue with a ‘motorbike as house’ that works as well as this modest dwelling

Length (mm) 2635
Width (mm) 945
Height (mm) 1455
Dryweight (kg) 363
Seats 0
Seat Height (mm) 740
Suspension Front 45mm telescopic fork with anti-dive, 140mm stroke
Suspension Rear Pro-Link Pro-Arm, 105mm axle travel
Adjustability Rear electronically-controlled spring preload adjustment
Wheels Front 18 x MT3.50
Wheels Rear 16 x MT5.00
Wheels Made Of Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 130/70 R18
Tyres Rear 180/60 R16
Brakes Front 296 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with combined 3-piston callipers
Brakes Rear 316 x 11mm ventilated disc with combined 3-piston calliper
Tank Capacity (litres) 25
Wheelbase (mm) 1690
Ground Clearance (mm) 125
Trail (mm) 109
Chassis Diamond; triple-box-section aluminium twin-spar
Cubic Capacity (cc) 1832
Valves 12
Max Power (bhp) 117
Max Power Peak (rpm) 5500
Torque (ft/lb) 123
Torque Peak (rpm) 4000
Bore (mm) 74
Stroke (mm) 71
Valve Gear SOHC
Compression Ratio 9.8
Ignition Computer controlled digital transistorised with el
Cooling Liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic ch
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Shaft

Score Breakdown
Overall
5

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