SELLER SAYS: 1975 Honda GL1000 for sale. 44,700km. Lovely motorcycle which I have owned for nearly 30 years but it is now time for a new owner to enjoy and is priced accordingly. This Honda was lovingly completely restored and mildly customised around 19 years ago. The exhaust system is a custom made 4-into-4 system. The seat is a Honda GL1100 unit. Bike is fitted with electronic ignition plus an alarm/immobiliser. No tabs have been removed from the frame and it would be a straight-forward process to return this classic back to factory standard, should the new owner wish to do so. I put this Honda onto my local Classic Club rego but it will be inspected for a standard rego for the new owner. Unfortunately for me, my collection is being reduced and this is a genuine sale including some spares and manuals which I have collected over the years. Sad day for me but a great day for you. Motorcycle is located in Denmark WA but I could transport by trailer to Perth for purchaser if requested. Contact Lez on 0428 788 008 (Denmark, WA).
EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: With the GoldWing rapidly approaching its 50th birthday, it’s only those of us substantially north of 50 who can recall its arrival on the motorcycle scene. When it was first released, the GoldWing (more commonly referred, quite correctly, as the GL1000 in those days) was not a dedicated highway bike but just a really big motorcycle. Apparently even the folks at Honda weren’t sure whether it was going to become a street bike (cruiser, in modern lingo I guess), a sports bike, or a tourer. But they were mighty proud of the bike and its 1000cc flat four engine, declaring it as “the ultimate motorcycle” and replacing the CB750 as their flagship model. In the end, buyers made it clear what they thought about the GoldWing — it was a tourer. An entire industry was born creating highway accessories for the big Honda, with full fairings, panniers and top boxes just the start of the customisation journey. Honda responded by doing the same, to Honda’s usual standard of excellence. The GoldWing evolved to become a Harley-beater on the open road, with everything from airbags to heated seats plus a super-smooth motor and Japanese quality control and reliability. This bike of Lez’s harks right back to the dawn of the model, when she was just a big naked road bike. For collectors, a little work would restore the original look or you could put that off to another day and enjoy it just like it is. Very cool.