Honda Gold Wing (or Goldwing) - the heavy tourist motorcycle from the 4 or 6- cylinder opposite engine of water cooling and the driveshaft of the Japanese company Honda. For the first time the model Honda GL1000 was presented at the IFMA exhibition in Cologne in October, 1974. Subsequently it became the most popular model in North America, Western Europe, Australia, Japan, and then in the former Soviet Union. The total sales made more than 640 000 units, the majority of them in the market of the USA.
Throughout the history, the model had numerous changes in a design and production. In 1975 the camera of internal combustion made 999 ml (61,0 cube) with the four-cylinder engine, and in 2001 it was - 1.832 ml (111,8 cube in) with already six cylinders. By 2012 the model had a fairing with heating and adjustable height of a windshield, a basket (bags, wardrobe trunks), backs on a back seat for the passenger, satellite navigation, radio, audio systems with six MP3 loudspeakers and connections of Ipod, anti-blocking system, cruise control, electric inclusions of a backing and even for the first time on the motorcycle a safety cushion (for driver). One more updated model – F6B began to produce in 2013.
Production of the motorcycle at first had been carried out in Japan, since 1979, production was arranged at Marysville plant in the State of Ohio (USA), generally for the local market. In the middle of 2009, Honda closed Marysville plant, where were made more than one million Gold Wing motorcycles. Then Honda moved production of motorcycles to prefecture of Kumamoto (Japan).
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