Lot 196 - 1984 Honda GoldWing 1200 GL Aspencade
|Odometer reading||52,893 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,640|
Mooted by press in September 1974 as ‘The world's biggest motorcycle manufacturer's first attack on the over-750cc capacity market...’, the Honda GoldWing was introduced at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in October 1974. Later in 1983 Honda was facing a challenge in the marketplace from a new full-dress tourer, the Yamaha Venture XVZ 1200. Honda hit back by announcing a new 1984 GoldWing that pushed its four-cylinder engine design to its limits. The bored and stroked boxer produced more power and torque, and taller gearing in order to reduce noise and vibration. Incorporating hydraulic actuation for the clutch, in addition to hydraulic tappets for the valves, made the new engine virtually maintenance-free. The GL1200A '84 had all the features of the GL1200I, plus a new Panasonic audio system that combined AM/FM radio, cassette player and an intercom between the rider and passenger. Unlike the analogue instruments of the Interstate, the Aspencade had a dashboard with an LCD digital display. Claimed dry weight for the 1984 Aspencade was 328 kg. The price was unchanged for 1985, and the Aspencade received the same updates as the Interstate model for that year.
This 1984 example of the Aspencade has spent the last 16 years with the same owner, much of this in storage. Recently re-commissioned, running and starting when asked, it is still advised that some additional re-commissioning will be required. This imposing and high specification GoldWing would be a fabulous future investment and fabulous 80’s tourer.
Guide Price £2,000 - £4,000
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