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The Honda Gold Wing GL1100

Honda Gold Wing GL1100 or Honda Goldwing GL1100 Released in 1979 as a 1980 model, the GL1100 was made until 1983. For the most part, this was the same bike as the GL1000, but with some improvements. The engine was the same, but it was bored to a larger 1,085 cc (66.2 cu in) displacement, and electronic ignition replaced the older point system. The suspension was changed to an air adjustable system (a first for a production motorcycle).Many parts were interchangeable between the 1000 and 1100 models.

The base bike was now called the "GL1100 Standard." In 1980 Honda also introduced the "Interstate" version of the Goldwing. This was the second production bike (after the 1979 BMW R100RT) to come standard with touring accessories like a trunk, saddlebags, and a fairing.

In 1981, production of the Gold Wing was moved from Japan to the Marysville Motorcycle Plant in Ohio. This move brought manufacture of the motorcycle to its largest market and allowed Honda to market the machine as being made in America.

In 1982, the "Aspencade" was introduced, an Interstate model with more options. AM/FM Radio and two-tone paint was standard on the Aspencade (these were options on the Interstate) while floorboards, chrome and CB Radio were options on both models.

In 1983, Honda made a few substantial changes for the final year of the GL1100. This includes an LCD dashboard, anti-dive forks, linked front and rear brakes, and higher gear ratios in the transmission to improve fuel economy. The size of the trunk was also increased, and the seat and footpegs for the passenger were moved to provide more comfort.

More information about the Honda Goldwing series :

# 1 Honda Goldwing series GL1000
# 2 Honda Goldwing series GL1100
# 3 Honda Goldwing series GL1200
# 4 Honda Goldwing series GL1500
# 5 Honda Goldwing series GL1800
# 6 Honda Goldwing Valkyrie

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