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2009 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

2009 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

Introduction

Globally known as the ‘King of the Road’, the fabulous Gold Wing reigns as the most advanced and full-equipped touring motorcycle on the planet. Remarkable comfort and exceptional carrying capacity are combined with the top performance and easy manoeuvrability of a lightweight Super Sport - a low centre of gravity, lightweight frame and aerodynamic styling contribute to its incredible agility. Dependable, effortless long-haul pulling power and breathtaking hill-climbing torque are produced by a strong, quick-starting, fuel-injected engine. Thanks to its smooth, quiet operation, and the broad, wind-deflecting fairing, you can relax serenely and enjoy the bike’s integrated premium audio system at any speed. Road surfaces are smoothed out by beautifully compliant suspension systems, featuring a computer-controlled adjustable pre-load damper. Honda’s superior Dual Combined Antilock Brake System ensures smooth, unruffled stopping power. The Deluxe version also incorporates the revolutionary Motorcycle Airbag system. Astride the luxurious seat, you’ll find yourself at the heart of a large, user-friendly multi-function information centre, including, on the Deluxe version, an integrated satellite navigation system. Touring possibilities are maximised with adjustable heated handlebar grips and seats, plus a range of specially tailored optional luggage accessories.

Key Features

  • 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 converter system minimises harmful exhaust gas emissions to ensure full EURO-3 compliance
  • Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium frame with single-side Pro-Arm swingarm
  • Dual Combined antilock brakes provide smoothly responsive, confidence-inspiring stopping control.
  • Heated handlebar grips and independently adjustable heated seats
  • Centrally integrated GPS navigation, with updated mapping, features easy-operation control while on the move (Deluxe version)
  • Revolutionary airbag safety system is the first ever developed for a production motorcycle (Deluxe version)

Colours

  • Bloodstone Red Metallic
  • Pewter Silver Metallic
  • Monterey Blue Metallic

Various accessories including:

  • Comfort
  • Luggage
  • Audio and Electronics
  • Anti-Theft
  • Decoration
  • Protection

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Available: Now
  • Changes for 2009: Minor changes – 3 New Colours

Technical Specification

Engine

  • 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

  • Carburetion - 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 ? 2 (low) / 55W ? 2 (high)

Drivetrain

  • Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
  • Clutch Operation - Hydraulic
  • Transmission Type - 5-speed (including overdrive, plus electric reverse)
  • Primary Reduction - 1.591 (78/49)
  • Gear Ratios - 1; 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

Frame

  • Type - Diamond; triple-box-section aluminium twin-spar

Chassis

  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 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)

Suspension

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

Wheels

  • 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

Brakes

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

* ‘Deluxe ‘Navi/Airbag Package’ version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice