2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder


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2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

Post by Touristas » Sun May 20, 2018 11:12 pm



Hi Folks!

I have run into the following as Model numbers for the 2018 Gold Wing, but I haven't found a decoder yet. Can anyone please
explain each of the following variations (without guessing)? Thanks much for anything you can share.

GL1800B
GL1800BD

GL1800D
GL1800DA
GL1800DJ

GL18TD



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Re: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon May 21, 2018 4:45 am

I remember reading about that but I don't remember which of these links it was in,
so, you get all of the links.


1800 Tour for 2018
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Re: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

Post by doxbike » Mon May 21, 2018 9:32 pm

well, I have the BD which is the bagger with DCT; I think the B is the bagger with clutch

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Re: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

Post by Touristas » Tue May 22, 2018 12:07 am

Thanks to both AZgl1800 and doxbike. I was hoping to avoid watching miles of video so as to catch widely scattered details. The tip about BD being a bagger with DCT is very helpful and a great start. The Owner Manual refers to the model numbers, so if you don't know what they are, it's not as useful as it could be. By putting some effort into a decoder (or maybe even a helpful Honda rep could just TELL US the answers), the world would be a better place.

Thanks Folks!
Touristas

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Re: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

Post by WingAdmin » Tue May 22, 2018 3:26 pm

Touristas wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Hi Folks!

I have run into the following as Model numbers for the 2018 Gold Wing, but I haven't found a decoder yet. Can anyone please
explain each of the following variations (without guessing)? Thanks much for anything you can share.

GL1800B
GL1800BD

GL1800D
GL1800DA
GL1800DJ

GL18TD
GL1800B = GL1800 "bagger" (no trunk), 6 speed transmission
GL1800BD = GL1800 "bagger" (no trunk), DCT
GL1800 = GL1800 Tour with trunk, 6 speed transmission
GL1800D = GL1800 Tour with trunk, DCT
GL1800DA = GL1800 Tour with trunk, DCT, Airbag

GL1800DJ - I believe this is an internal Honda code that is the same as GL1800D? All the references I see to it online refer to a bike that is actually a GL1800D

GL18TD - Same as above - all the references I see to this online refer to a GL1800D

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Re: 2018 GL1800 Model Number Decoder

Post by Touristas » Tue May 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Howdy Mr. WingAdmin!

Thank you for the very helpful response. The rig I just purchased is a GL1800D (Tour DCT) sans Airbag

In case it is useful to anyone else, the GL1800DJ designation appears on my Warranty Registration and Pre-Delivery Certification form (with the two tear-off Owner's Identification Cards at the bottom. Where I find the GL18TD designation is on the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin in the Series or Model section beneath the GoldWing Tour DCT ID. I'm still curious to know what the 'J' and the 'T' mean (at least to Honda) in the model numbers.

Since the manual addresses peculiarities of the various models, it would be awfully nice of Honda to just tell us what they are, instead of putting us through all this extra, unnecessary work. Having access to some smart people through this site is a very welcome advantage. I've really enjoyed reading the contributions. Thanks to all the folks who take the time to write!

We sure are looking forward to our first good ride with this slick, new rig. But first, there's a lot to digest in the manuals.
Dos Touristas



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