Honda GL1800 Goldwing (2001 - present) review

Hugely impressive tourer that has never been matched for comfort and status
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
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)740
Suspension Front45mm telescopic fork with anti-dive, 140mm stroke
Suspension RearPro-Link Pro-Arm, 105mm axle travel
Adjustability Rearelectronically-controlled spring preload adjustment
Wheels Front18 x MT3.50
Wheels Rear16 x MT5.00
Wheels Made OfHollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front130/70 R18
Tyres Rear180/60 R16
Brakes Front296 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with combined 3-piston callipers
Brakes Rear316 x 11mm ventilated disc with combined 3-piston calliper
Tank Capacity (litres)25
Wheelbase (mm)1690
Ground Clearance (mm)125
Trail (mm)109
ChassisDiamond; triple-box-section aluminium twin-spar
Cubic Capacity (cc)1832
Valves12
Max Power (bhp)117
Max Power Peak (rpm)5500
Torque (ft/lb)123
Torque Peak (rpm)4000
Bore (mm)74
Stroke (mm)71
Valve GearSOHC
Compression Ratio9.8
IgnitionComputer controlled digital transistorised with el
CoolingLiquid cooled
Fuel DeliveryPGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic ch
Stroke TypeFour Stroke
DriveShaft

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!