SELLER SAYS: This exceptional GL1000 was purchased by a Sydney collector in 2018 from a Honda dealership in the USA where it had been traded in by the original owner. It was tastefully restored with sensible upgrades to enhance its ride-a-bility, performance and reliability whilst retaining the original paint, (except for the side covers) and stock engine. Over the last 5 years of current ownership it has been ridden on club rides and displayed at the occasional show ‘n shine. Everything works as it should. 35,911 miles. Comes with many spares including a complete spare stainless steel exhaust system. Currently on ACT non-transferable club rego. Contact Allan on 0488 xxx xxx SOLD (Griffith, ACT).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: After setting the motorcycle world alight with its CB750 in 1969, it’s fair to say Honda let the competition play catch up through the early to mid-70s. And catch up they did, with Kawasaki knocking the Honda Four from its perch as top dog, and other manufacturers getting on board with the whole four stroke in-line four cylinder format. Honda tweaked the CB750 a little through those years, but the big counterpunch was this — a 1000cc horizontally opposed four cylinder, smooth as silk and with gobs of torque for the highway or for going plenty fast. As it turned out, the GL1000 — now known more commonly as the first Gold Wing — evolved into a dedicated highway bike, leaving the inline fours to evolve down a more sporty route. The success of the Gold Wing line gave birth to a squillion accessories and highway mods, to such an extent that it’s most unusual to find one unmolested or with low mileage — or in the case of this great bike of Allan’s, both unmolested and low mileage. I can’t recall seeing an early Gold Wing in better nick. This bike would make a wonderful weekend ride, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was snapped up by a collector and put somewhere safe and cozy.


The Postman