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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1975 Honda Gold Wing

1975 Honda Gold Wing

1975 Honda Gold Wing

Country: Japan
Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power Rating: 86bhp @7,000rpm
Bore x Stroke: 72 x 61.5mm
Displacement: 999cc
Valves: Single overhead cams, belt-driven
Fuel System: Four 32mm Keihin CV carburetors
Transmission: Five speed, shaft final drive
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shocks
Brakes: Front and rear disc
Weight: 635 lbs
Top Speed: 125mph

1975 Honda Gold Wing

With the introduction of the Gold Wing in 1975, Honda set new standards in touring bike design and performance. The flat four motor was silent, smooth and fast and would require minimum maintenance. By current standards this motorcycle looks comparatively small, but at the time it was on of the largest and heaviest bikes on the market. The Gold Wing still sets the standard in luxury touring.