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Postby RFW&LMW » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:38 pm



Could someone tell me what the letters GL refer to when listing a Goldwing GL 1500 SE & I have also seen 1500SE A & 1500 SE AC what is the difference between the two? :?:

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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:45 pm

I'm going to give this a shot. When GL is used for cars it generally means "Gran Lux" for Grand Luxurious.
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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:49 pm

The GL is just the letters Honda assigned to the line for Goldwing.
The numbers are the engine size. The other letters at the end are specific in identifying the model number.

For the GL1500 (except for '88 & 89), I=Interstate, A=Aspencade, SE=Special Edition. The A is for America and AC means that it was made for the special restrictions for California.

The GL1800s are a lot different with their package letters, but that's a different story altogether.
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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby RFW&LMW » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:I'm going to give this a shot. When GL is used for cars it generally means "Gran Lux" for Grand Luxurious.

Thanks Rednaxs60 for the help, do you think it could be the following answer below? :|

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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby RFW&LMW » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:30 pm

NVSB4 wrote:The GL is just the letters Honda assigned to the line for Goldwing.
The numbers are the engine size. The other letters at the end are specific in identifying the model number.

For the GL1500 (except for '88 & 89), I=Interstate, A=Aspencade, SE=Special Edition. The A is for America and AC means that it was made for the special restrictions for California.

The GL1800s are a lot different with their package letters, but that's a different story altogether.
P = Premium Audio, H = Heat or Comfort option, N = Navi, M = Monitoring or TPMS, A = ABS, B = Airbag

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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:15 pm

Acronyms are the bane of our society. We get so used to them we forget what they are for, and depending on the generation depends on the acronym. Cheers

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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby RFW&LMW » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:42 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:Acronyms are the bane of our society. We get so used to them we forget what they are for, and depending on the generation depends on the acronym. Cheers

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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby dingdong » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:33 am

The subject of what GL stands for comes up frequently. So far I have seen nothing written in stone from Honda. Any reference as to what it really means is guesswork and opinion.
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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:41 am

dingdong wrote:The subject of what GL stands for comes up frequently. So far I have seen nothing written in stone from Honda. Any reference as to what it really means is guesswork and opinion.


Correct. There are lots of guesses, and some "definitive answers" that are little more than guesses themselves. In truth, either only Honda knows (and they aren't telling), or more likely, it's just some sort of internal designation that means nothing.

It has been publicly revealed by Honda engineers that the "CB" designation in the CB line of bikes was nothing except an internal designation, and didn't actually mean anything.

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Re: New to Goldwing.

Postby RFW&LMW » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:36 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
dingdong wrote:The subject of what GL stands for comes up frequently. So far I have seen nothing written in stone from Honda. Any reference as to what it really means is guesswork and opinion.


Correct. There are lots of guesses, and some "definitive answers" that are little more than guesses themselves. In truth, either only Honda knows (and they aren't telling), or more likely, it's just some sort of internal designation that means nothing.

It has been publicly revealed by Honda engineers that the "CB" designation in the CB line of bikes was nothing except an internal designation, and didn't actually mean anything.

Thanks for the info guy's, I know I can always get an answer from you folks on this great site.

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