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New member, thanks for you meet and greets from across the pond! I have just inherited a 1976 GL1000 as abasket case. This bike is vastly different from the (US) Goldwings displayed and talked about on this site. More of a sport bike than a tourer. A question for you all. Had Honda not moved production of the Goldwing to the states, would it ever have gained the popularity and the status thathas achieved?
 

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MrT :waving:Welcome and Hello .



What leans your 76 towards the "Sport Bike " ? Here in the USA we had " Naked" or "Standard " Goldwings untill the 1100 series came out. Many of the 1000 family were later outfitted with fairings and bagage/luggage built by aftermarket sources . These were then I feel the beginning of the " Goldwing Touring Bike" Mother Honda didnt start out with that intention. IT was market driven. I would suppose it happend in Europe as well . AS to the production in the USA , I think that was caused by market/shipping/taxes . Not really because of popularity the bike had here. Again this is my feelings .
 
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