The Honda Goldwing may not seem the ideal candidate for a scrambler build. After all, these giant flat-four and flat-six tourers were designed as kings of the highway, capable of cruising long miles in comfort. But as today’s adventure bikes grow ever larger and heavier, the Goldwing doesn’t seem quite so crazy as a long-range scrambler.
Indeed, the good folks at Dos Honduros have taken their bone-stock 600-lb GL1100 Interstates on the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR), proving that the Goldwing can endure a surprising amount of punishment. What’s more, the boxer engines have solid low-end and midrange performance, and the original Honda GL1000 — powered by an 80-hp flat-four — was 1974’s second-fastest production bike in the quarter mile — outperformed only by the mighty Kawasaki Z1!
Just Wing it: A Tale of Dos Honduros-“You’ve never seen a dirt bike before?” Introduced in 1974, the Honda Goldwing quickly took the crown as the king of long-range touring motorcycles, a 600-lb heavyweight boxer that could push through the air at […]
Honda GL1000 Goldwing “Gravel Express”-A “BIG-ASS scrambler” in love with the Dutch gravel! The Honda GL1000 Goldwing may seem like an unlikely candidate for customization, but builders are revealing the burly beauty of these highway cruisers when they strip […]
Honda GoldWing Bobber by Retro Bikes Croatia-The Honda GoldWing is one of our favorite platforms for a custom build, particularly the earlier four-cylinder models. These bikes are built like trains, with loads of torque and bulletproof vitals. That said, they are […]
1978 Honda GL1000 Goldwing Street Tracker-You know how there are those bikes that you get only a fleeting glance of as they blast down the road, and by the time you haul around the steering wheel or handlebars to chase […]