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2008 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

2008 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing


Hailed around the world as the ‘King of the Road’, the superbly engineered Gold Wing has won an enviable reputation as the rolling standard of touring luxury against which all other touring motorcycles are compared. Combining top performance with remarkable comfort and exceptional carrying capacity, the majestic Gold Wing provides an all-encompassing long-distance touring experience that never grows old. All its many features add up to one of the most impressive, enjoyable and ultimately satisfying riding experiences on wheels, whether travelling across town or across the Continent and beyond.

• Honda-unique 1,832cm³ flat-six engine provides smooth, strong power while contributing to the Gold Wing’s light, responsive handling.

• HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with strict EURO-3 emissions regulations.

• Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium frame with single-side Pro-Arm swingarm.

• Dual Combined antilock brakes for smoothly responsive, confidence-inspiring stopping control.

• Heated handlebar grips and independently adjustable heated seats.

• Centrally integrated GPS navigation features easyoperation control while on the move (DX version).

• Revolutionary airbag safety system is the first ever developed for a production motorcycle (DX version).

• New Caliente Red Metallic colour variation.


• Caliente Red Metallic
• Billet Silver Metallic
• Black-Z



Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 12-valve SOHC flat-6
Displacement - 1,832cm³
Bore x Stroke - 74 x 71mm
Compression Ratio - 9.8 : 1
Max. Power - Output 87kW / 5,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 167Nm / 4,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 700min-1
Oil Capacity - 4.6 litres

Fuel System

Carburation - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic choke
Throttle Bore - 40mm
Aircleaner - Viscous, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity - 25 litres (including 4-litre warning light reserve)

Electrical System

Ignition System - Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing - 2° BTDC (idle) ~ 30° BTDC (3,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type - BKR6E011 (NGK); K20PR-U11 (DENSO)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 18AH
ACG Output - 1,000W
Headlights - 12V, 55W x 2 (low) / 55W x 2 (high)


Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Hydraulic

Transmission - 5-speed (including overdrive, plus electric reverse)
Primary Reduction - 1.591 (78/49)
Gear Ratios - 2.375 (38/16), 2; 1.454 (32/22), 3; 1.068 (31/29), 4; 0.843 (27/32), 5; 0.686 (24/35)
Final Reduction - 2.750 (33/12)
Final Drive - Enclosed shaft


Type - Diamond; triple-box-section aluminium twinspar


Dimensions - 2,635 x 945 x 1,455mm
Wheelbase - 1,690mm
Caster Angle - 29° 15'
Trail - 109mm
Turning Radius - 3.3m
Seat Height - 740mm
Ground Clearance - 125mm
Kerb Weight - 405kg (F: 185kg; R: 220kg), *417kg (F:192kg; R: 225kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 190kg
Loaded Weight - 607kg (F: 232kg; R: 375kg)


Type Front - 45mm air-assist telescopic fork with anti-dive, 140mm stroke
Rear - Pro-Link Pro-Arm with electronicallycontrolled spring preload adjustment, 105mm axle travel


Type - Front Hollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rear - Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front - 18 x MT3.50
Rear - 16 x MT5.00
Tyre Size Front - 130/70 R18 (63H)
Rear - 180/60 R16 (74H)
Tyre Pressure Front - 250kPa
Rear - 280kPa


Type Front - 296 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston callipers, ABS, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Rear - 316 x 11mm ventilated disc with Combined 3-piston calliper, ABS and sintered metal pads

* 'DX 'Navi/Airbag Package' version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.