Honda GL650: history, specs, pictures

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Honda GL650
Manufacturer
Also called GL650 (reduced effect), GL 650 (reduced effect), GL 650
Production 1983 - 1984
Predecessor Honda GL500
Engine
Bore / Stroke 82.5mm x 63.0mm
Top Speed 104 mph (167 km/h)
Horsepower 63.56 HP (47.4 KW) @ 8000RPM
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9 '83
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '83
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed with new ratios
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Suspension Front: Air-adjustable front forks
Rear: Pro-Link™ rear suspension
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.50-19
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Wheelbase 1496mm (58.9 in)
Seat Height 775 mm(30.5 in.)
Weight 217 kg (478.5 lb) (dry), 249.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-111
Fuel Capacity 4.62 Gallon (17.50 Liters)
Competition Honda GL500
Honda GL500I
Honda GL650I
Manuals Honda GL650 Service Manual


The Honda GL650 was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Honda between 1983 and 1984. It could reach a top speed of 104 mph (167 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 63.56 HP (47.4 KW) @ 8000 RPM.


History[edit]

In 1983 a more powerful version of the Silver Wing was born. The lighter version, the GL500 Silver Wing, was also still obtainable. The GL650'83 Silver Wing was sold in 1983 in one of two color schemes: Candy Wineberry Red with Bramble Red Metallic or Nimbus Gray Metallic with Achilles Black Metallic. The stripes on the red bike were red; but on the gray bike they were black. The "HONDA" and "SILVERWING" emblems were gold. The seat and trunk system had a modular design like the 1981 Honda GL500. Although the performance of the GL650 Silver Wing was much better than that of the GL500 Silver Wing this model did not last very long.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 82.5mm bore x 63.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 673.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.50-19 front tire and a 130/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The GL650 was fitted with a 4.62 Gallon (17.50 Liters) fuel tank.

  • Luggage: Modular seat and trunk system

Wheelbase:


  • The serial number began JH2RC100*DM000004


1983[edit]



The GL650'83 Silver Wing was sold in 1983 in one of two color schemes: Candy Wineberry Red with Bramble Red Metallic or Nimbus Gray Metallic with Achilles Black Metallic. The stripes on the red bike were red; but on the gray bike they were black. The "HONDA" and "SILVERWING" emblems were gold. The seat and trunk system had a modular design like the 1981 GL500.


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