Now Honda has come almost full circle by adding a full fairing, radio, and touring trunk. This early '70s prototype had an influence far beyond what the M1's initial designers could have expected. Larger fuel tank so it will go further than a goldwing. Other large Japanese motorcycles, such as the and the were cheaper but were not ideal tourers with their small fuel tanks and rear drive-chains needing regular maintenance. Holding the record for the longest distance of any motorcycle total distance of 457,000 miles 735,000 km. Twelve, if you include the one that allows removing the optional radio console.
That's what was done with this bike and her service records only show a couple of times when it was changed past 1500 miles -- all on good old fashioned Delo 400 15W40 Truck oil - cheap and wonderful. Perhaps the last American-owned manufacturer would be more accurate. Likewise, the saddlebags and trunk were intended to carry the baggage of two people. Yovil, Somerset, England Newbury Park, Calif: Haynes Pub. My wing is not to big and I use her on my daily cummute to downtown L.
Archived from on 25 June 2013. The were modified to improve combustion at low and middle engine speeds, transmission gear ratios were changed and the final drive ratio shortened to make more torque available at highway speeds. But when the serious buyers do start coming around, they won't have to stand in line; the Interstate is not a limited-edition model, and Honda feels there should be enough to go around. There were only minor changes for this model year, except for the ComStar wheels; new ComStars had stronger steel spokes on aluminum rims instead of the original aluminum spoked wheels that precipitated a 1979 recall for the 1978 model year. In 1986 Dolby noise reduction was added to the audio system, which was replaced with an improved Panasonic system in 1987. They claim accessory manufacturers can under price them here, and so they leave this option for consumers to add on.
Despite giving the Gold Wing taller gearing the year before, in 1985 Honda shortened the overall gearing to improve performance. Fédération des GoldWing Club de France. Novel features included a liquid-cooled flat four engine, belt-driven overhead cams, shaft drive, triple disk brakes, under-seat fuel tank, counter-rotating alternator, two oil pumps, 'floating' piston pins, faux top shelter 'tank' and detachable back-up kick-start arm, to mention a few. Her out and live again as I have a little more time to do so. For those fascinated with locks, the Interstate has enough to satisfy. La saga GoldWing in French. Two tones are available black, and a color Honda calls Candy Burgundy.
Hold one in for up to a second and the readout will change one digit. In other words, I like all kinds of motorcycles. Archived from on 5 February 2013. The F6B Deluxe does, however, come with a small passenger backrest as standard equipment. Air heated by the engine is swept over you; to supplement the meager duct-controlled fresh air on warm days you must stick your elbows and knees into the air stream. The right-hand, lockable pocket is 11 inches deep, and it has a removable plastic cover. Related bikes List for comparison of specs.
Archived from on 24 November 2010. The reasons were simple—to obtain the most integrated look possible, and to control quality. The new Gold Wing had grown in nearly every dimension. Very comfortable good on gas no problems at all. If all goes well I may be able to afford a 2000 Goldwing in 2012. Instead, the project team chose to build a bike with a compact one liter. Archived from on 24 March 2008.
All of the Interstate body pieces are injection-molded plastic, painted to match. Racket depth is limited by the area reserved for the optional radio. A long-distance touring model rather than a sport model, it incorporated innovative technologies and ideas. American Honda published a special hard-cover book. Dry weight for the 1984 Interstate was 697 pounds 316 kg.
Each fairing pocket lid seal is water-resistant too, although neither would survive a dip in a creek without leaking. As we chronicled last month, the 2012 Gold Wing will get many useful enhancements but not the complete overhaul many were hoping for. The Honda shines in the luggage department, too, showing how decades of real-world research pays off. A longer wheelbase—growing to 63. Although preceded by the 1971 two-stroke triple, the Gold Wing was the first Japanese production motorcycle with a water-cooled four-stroke engine. When compared to modern cruisers, old Wings acquit themselves very well in terms of power, handling, brakes, comfort, etc. Bore x Stroke 76 x 61.