1999

World Wide Model Colour History of the

Honda Gold Wing GL1500 SE

(Special Edition)

Introduced / Launched in 1990

 

1990  GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1990 GL1500SE-L (USA)

  • It was available in one colour NH-251P Code NH-251D
  • Pearl Pacific White with Ocean Gray Metallic
  • The windshield had a built-in vent
  • Foot Warmers Vents which directed warm engine air over the riders feet
  • Rear spoiler (USA model only also had an integrated Light/stop light)
  • The switch labels were illuminated
  • Driving Lamps USA model only
  • Factory CB Radio
  • Electric Stereo Cassette Release
  • two-way adjustable passenger footrests
  • Bore and stroke: 71 mm x 64 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • The valve system was a belt-driven SOHC with self-adjusting hydraulic lifters
  • There were twin carburetors (36mm diaphragm-type CV)
  • The ignition system was a computer controlled electronic device
  • The starting system, of course, was electric start with no kick-start pedal
  • The transmission was a 5-speed with an electric reverse
  • Final drive was supplied by a shaft
  • The front suspension was a 41 mm fork with TRAC anti-dive and 140 mm travel
  • The rear suspension had dual shocks of which one was air adjustable from the dash and 150 mm travel
  • The front tires were 130/70H-18 while the back were 160/80H-16
  • The front brakes featured dual 296 mm discs with twin piston calipers
  • The rear brake had a single 316 mm disc with twin piston caliper which was integrated with one front disc
  • The seat height was 740 mm (29.1″)
  • The wheelbase was 1690 mm (66.5″)
  • The dry weight was 370 kg (816 lb)
  • The fuel capacity was 24 litres (5.3 Imp. Gal., 4.4 US Gal.)

 1991

1991 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

Introduction Year in the UK.

1991 GL1500SE-M   (Introduced into the UK)

  • It was available in one colour
  • TR-126M Code TR168 Sunflash Gold Metallic / with Valiant Brown Metallic
  • It had anniversary serial number plate and logos.

 

1992 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1992 GL1500SE-N

  • It was available in TWO colour schemes:
  • B-134M Code B134H – Barbados Blue Metallic with Laguna Blue Metallic
  • NH-1Z   Code NH1ZD – Black-z with Grey Blue Metallic (UK COLOUR)
  • Rear Spoiler Now added to UK models.

 

1993 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1993 GL1500SE-P

  • It was available in five colour schemes:
  • B-134M Code B134H – Barbados Blue Metallic with Light Teal,
  • NH-326P Code NH326D – Pearl Glacier White,
  • NH-326P Code NH326D – Pearl Glacier White with Light Blue,
  • PB-255P Code PB255H – Pearl Coronado Blue with Light Blue
  • NH-1-Z Code NH1ZN – Black-Z with Brown (UK COLOUR)
  • dual rear speakers were Now standard

 

 1996

 

 

1994 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1994 GL1500SE-R

  • It was Available in Four Colours:
  • BG-101P Code BG101G – Pearl Bermuda Green
  • B-142P         Code B142H – Pearl Atlantis Blue       (UK COLOUR)
  • R-176C       Code R176K – Candy Spectra Red
  • NH-326P       Code NH326 – Pearl Glacier White

 

1995 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

20th Anniversary Model

1995 GL1500SE-S   (20 Years of Goldwing Production) 20th Anniversary Model

  • It was available in four colour schemes:
  • RP-151P Code RP151K – Pearl Royal Magenta with Purple,
  • G-156P Code G156G-Pearl Sierra Green with Toscana Green,(UK)
  • R-176C       Code R176K – Candy Spectra Red with Italian Red, (UK)
  • NH-326P Code NH326 – Pearl Glacier White
  • Updated Model, With a lowered/ narrowed Riders seating position, new front valance,
  • The bike displayed special 20th anniversary badges & Keys and an Anniversary Book was given with every machine
  • The trunk and saddlebag inner liners were upgraded

 1997

1996 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1996 GL1500SE-T

  • It was available in Five colour schemes:
  • R-176C Code R176K – Candy Spectra Red with Candy Garnet Red,
  • RP-151P Code RP151K-Pearl Royal Magenta with Pearl Dark Magenta,
  • G-156P   Code G156G – Pearl Sierra Green with Pearl Dark Green,(UK)
  • NH-326P Code NH326E – Pearl Glacier White with Sliver Metallic(UK)
  • NH-326P Code NH326 – Pearl Glacier White

 1994

1997 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1997 GL1500SE-v

  • It was available in one of Five colour schemes:
  • R-176C Code R176K – Candy Spectra Red with Spectra Red, (UK)
  • G-159P Code G159G – Pearl Sonoma Green with Pearl Napa Green,
  • NH-326P Code NH326E – Pearl Glacier White with Silver,
  • NH-374P Code NH374 – Pearl Sapphire Black
  • RP-151P Code RP151K – Pearl Royal Magenta with Pearl Dark Magenta(UK)

 1998

1998 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1998 GL1500SE -w

  • It was available in one of Six colour schemes:
  • NH-1-Z Code NH1 – Black-Z,
  • R-176C Code R176K – Candy Spectra Red with Garnet Red,(UK)
  • TR-191P Code YR191U – Pearl Chaparral Beige with Dark Chap Beige,(UK)
  • NH-390P Code NH390E – Pearl Twilight Silver with Dark Silver,(UK)
  • NH-326P Code NH326E – Pearl Glacier White with Ocean Gray Metallic
  • NH-1-Z Code NH1Z – Black-Z with Dark Twilight Silver
  • The cylinder head covers were new and the design of the logo emblems were also new
  • The speedometer and tachometer had white faces
  • New Style front Crash Bars
  • Exhaust Mufflers Changed to wide narrowed ends
  • New style rotor covers
  • Seat and Backrest revised
  • The handlebar switches and controls used internationally approved symbols
  • Many transmission and clutch parts were the same as Valkyrie parts

 1993

 

1999 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

1999 GL1500SE -x

  • It was available in one of Seven colour schemes:
  • NH-1-Z Code NH1 – Black-Z,
  • R-176C Code R176K – Candy Spectra Red with Garnet Red ,(UK)
  • TR-191P Code YR191U – Pearl Chaparral Beige with Dark Chaparral Beige,
  • NH-390P Code NH390E – Pearl Twilight Silver with Dark Twilight Silver,
  • G-167P Code G167G – Pearl Merced Green with Dark Merced Green (UK)
  • NH-326P Code NH326E – Pearl Glacier White with Ocean Gray Metallic Japan only – same codes but machine had gray stone Pattern inlays
  • NH-1-Z Code NH1Z – Black-Z with Dark Twilight Silver (UK)

1999

2000 GL1500SE’ Gold Wing SE (Special Edition)

2000 GL1500SE –Y – 25th Anniversary Model

  • R-176C Code R176K – Candy Spectra Red with Garnet Red, (UK)
  • G-167P Code G167G – Pearl Merced Green with Dark Merced Green (UK)
  • NH-326P Code NH326G – Pearl Glacier White with Dark Merced Green
  • NH-1-Z Code NH1 – Black-Z
  • PB-255P Code PB255H – Pearl Coronado Blue with Pearl Dark Blue (UK)

 

The Final Model, 25th Anniversary Model badges to front and rear, Anniversary Keys

  • Dark faced Clocks

 

Over the Years there were many alterations / upgrades to the SE model throughout the World

Some have been noted to help Identify Model years, but not all have been included.

Produced by

Barry Walton

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