Model Honda GL 1000
Category Touring
Type 999 cc, liquid cooled, 4 – cylinders boxer, 4-stroke
Bore x stroke (mm) 72 mm x 61.4 mm
Valves 2 valves/cylinder
Power 78 hp (58.2 kW) @ 7000 rpm
Torque 83 Nm (61.2 ft. lbs) @ 5500 rpm
Gearbox 5 speed
Final drive Shaft
Front tyre 3,50-18
Rear tyre 4,50-17
Front brakes dual 232 mm discs with 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes single 250 mm disc with 1-piston calipers
810 mm (31.9 inches)
Wheelbase 1545 mm (60.8 inches)
Fuel capacity – reserve 19 l (5 gallon US)
Dry weight 273 kg (601.9 pounds)

1975 GL1000

The first production Gold Wing was the GL1000.
Four cylinders in a boxer configuration, each bank having a single toothed belt driven overhead camshaft.
The engine was liquid cooled, driving through a 5 speed gearbox via a multi plate wet clutch.

1976 GL1000 LTD

A new model marked the Gold Wing’s second year as Honda graces the GL1000 Limited Edition with an assortment of special features,
including gold striping, special LTD sidecover badges, chromed radiator shroud and screen, quilt-patterned seat,
plus gold wheels and spokes.

1977 GL1000

There were just detail changes for this model year.

1978 GL1000

There were quite a few changes for this model year.
Comstar wheels appeared, along with a different exhaust system.
The Faux tank and side covers were squared off and a 3 instrument pod appeared.
Carburation was different also.

1979 GL1000

This is the final version of the GL1000.
Detail changes include rectangular indicators which were to carry forward through the GL1100 models
and onto the later GL1200E which was sold for only the model year 1984