KNOW YOUR GOLDWING (GL1800 UK MODELS)

INFORMATION PROVIDED IS FOR UK MODEL GOLDWINGS

ALL UK MODEL GOLDWINGS HAVE ABS FITTED AS STANDARD

GL1800A1 INTRODUCED MARCH 2001

AVAILABLE IN

BLACK,(NH-1-Z) ILLUSION RED(R259P) PEARL APOLLO BLUE(PB304P).

 

ONE OF THE KEY FEATURES TO CONFIRM YEAR OF MACHINE

IS THE TENTH DIGIT OF THE FRAME NUMBER THIS CONFIRMS THE YEAR OF BUILD AT THE FACTORY IN THE USA.

 

UK MODELS ALSO DIFFERED IN THAT A LIGHT SWITCH ON THE

L/H HANDLE BAR WAS FIT AS STANDARD

USA MODELS DIDN’T HAVE ONE,

WE ALSO DIDN’T GET WORKING LOWER REAR LIGHTS, OR THE FULL WIRING LOOM LIKE USA MODELS, (this has continued and is still the same today, throughout all the UK models)

 

GL1800A2 – 2002 MODEL

AVAILABLE IN

BLACK (NH-1-Z) BLUE (PB304P) AND STREAM SILVER MET (NH469M)

ONLY CHANGE FOR THIS MODEL WAS

MODIFIED KILL SWITCH, AND MODIFIED PULSE ROTOR,

(SAFETY RECALLS ON 2001 MODELS FOR THE ABOVE,)

 

GL1800A3 – 2003 MODEL

AVAILABLE IN

BLACK (NH-1-Z) STREAM SILVER MET (NH469M) AND

DURANGO RED (CANDY RED) (R274M)

CHANGES TO MODEL, LIGHT SWITCH REMOVED (EEC DIRECTIVE FOR ALL MOTORCYCLES).

 

GL1800A4 – 2004 MODEL

AVAILABLE IN

BLACK (NH-1-Z) STREAM SILVER MET (NH469M)

DURANGO / CANDY RED (R274M)

CHANGES TO MODEL, VENTED SCREEN AND LIGHTS TO HANDLEBAR CONTROLS ADDED.

 

GL1800 A5 2005 30TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL

AVAILABLE IN

BILLET SILVER MET (NHA27M) NOVA BLUE MET (PB356M)

BLOODSTONE RED MET (R287M)

CHANGES TO MODEL, 30TH ANNIVERSARY BADGES (FRONT, REAR, AND DASH) PLUS NEW ANNIVERSAY GREETING ON DASH SCREEN,

CARBON EFFECT ADDED TO SEAT (NOT ALL MACHINES)

GOLDWING BADGES ARE NOW SILVER, NOT GOLD.

 

GL1800 A6 2006 (FACE LIFT MODEL)

AVAILABLE IN

BLACK (NH-1-Z) BILLET SILVER MET (NHA27M)

CABERNET RED MET (R303M)

*STILL NO REAR SPEAKERS OR LOWER REAR LIGHTS LIT…

BUT MAJOR FACE LIFT.

NEW STYLE DASH, AND FRONT SPEAKERS,

HEATED GRIPS AND SEATS AND LOWER HEATER VENTS ADDED (KNOWN AS COMFORT PACK)

UPPER FRONT AIR VENTS REMOVED

RE-MODELED REAR SPEAKER CASES,

CLEAR REAR LIGHTS,

EXHAUST TIPS TO SINGLE HOLE,

NEW DRIVE SHAFT and ALTERNATOR (QUIETER AND SMOOTHER FLUID DRIVE)

ALTERNATOR ALSO GETS POWER OUT PUT UPRATED,

 

GL1800 AA7 2007 MODEL (WITH AIRBAG AND SAT-NAV)

AVAILABLE IN

BLACK (NH-1-Z) BILLET SILVER MET (NHA27M)

CABERNET RED (R303M)

CHANGES INCLUDE, AIRBAG AND GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM ADDED TO THE COMFORT PACK,

STEREO SYSTEM CONTROL HEAD MOVED FROM FUEL TANK POSITION TO NEW LOCATION ON LEFT-HAND SIDE OF FAIRING

GPS CONTROLS ON RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF FAIRING, PRE-LOAD SYSTEM AND HEADLIGHT AJUST RELOCATED TO RIGHT HAND POCKET LOCATION. (resulting in no r/h pocket )

 

PLEASE NOTE,,,

(2006 NON AIRBAG MODELS WERE RUN ALONG SIDE THE 2007 AIRBAG MODELS THROUGH 2007 KNOWN AS GL1800A7,

THIS WAS TO CLEAR REMAINING STOCKS OF NON-AIRBAG MODELS

SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY A 2007 GOLDWING

ALWAYS ASK IF ITAS A AIRBAG OR NOT,,,,

 

GL1800 AA8 2008 MODEL

AVAILABLE IN,

BLACK ( NH1Z ) BILLET SILVER ( NHA27M ) AND

CALIENTE RED MET ( R325M )

No major changes, GPS system not updated by honda, still running 2007 mapping.

No other changes

 

GL1800 AA9 2009 MODEL

AVAILABLE IN,

BLOODSTONE RED MET, ( R287M) MONTEREY BLUE MET (B205M) AND

PEWTER SILVER MET ( NHA54)

Again no major changes, mapping is upgraded to latest mapping (not with all machines) and the FI light on the dash has been replaced with a engine management light. (Still used as a fault light)

 

GL1800 AA10 2010 MODEL

AVAILABLE IN,

PEARL GLACIER WHITE, ( NH326P) MOSQUITO BROWN MET ( YR292)

AND NEBULOUS BLACK MET. (NHA73)

Again no changes FROM 2009 apart from colour, however frame numbers cannot always be used to confirm year, (normally on Goldwings, the tenth digit of the frame number confirms the year of build)

2012 SAW THE INTRODUCTION OF AN UPDATED AND REVISED GL1800 MODEL.

KNOWN AS THE GENERATION 2 MODEL

GL1800C

AVAILABLE IN

GLINTWAVE BLUE MET (B197) PEARL FADLESS WHITE (NH341)

And Graphite Black (NHB01)

With re-shaped and larger panniers, (7 litres more space) re-styled rear end, widened fairing sides, and generally a better updated look, Plus, a new improved sat-nav system, and a much improved 6 speaker SRS stereo sound system with a USB plug in the Boot.

GL1800D 2013 MODEL

No changes to the model spec from the 2012 machine, however one new colour was added to the range, making 4 colour choices available,

 

AVAILABLE IN

TITANIUM BLADE MET (YR316) GLINTWAVE BLUE MET (B197) PEARL FADLESS WHITE (NH341)

And Graphite Black (NHB01)

Details compiled by

Barry Walton

Colin Appleyard Goldwing and trike centre

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