Darling Motorcycle Works

1986 Honda Gold Wing GL1100

The Honda Gold Wing is a series of touring motorcycles manufactured by Honda. Gold Wings feature shaft drive, and a flat engine. Introduced at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in October 1974, the Gold Wing went on to become a popular model in North America, Western Europe and Australia, as well as Japan. After five years of the GL1000, the second-generation Gold Wing was released in 1979.

The GL1100 was manufactured in Japan until May 1980 when Honda started building 1981 models at the Marysville Motorcycle Plant in Ohio (which had been making frames and parts for various models since 1974). Gold Wings would be built at a rate of 150 units a day for the years 1981–1983. Engines were still being built in Japan, but Honda began to market the machine as being made in America.

They are a great open road ride with reasonable handling. They're like riding a turbine, wick it open and it accelerates with no rumble or rage - just faster.

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