The NewRay Honda Gold Wing 1/12 scale model motorcycles are highly detailed and measure approximately 8.5 inches long by 5 inches high (from floor to top of wind shield) by 3 inches wide. They are made of a combination of diecast metal and plastic parts. They have a working kick stand, the handle bars can steer and the wheels can spin. These models don’t need any assembly or painting. They are ready for display out of the box (or even inside the box).
This is not toy, it is a display model recommended for 14 and older.
Branding and paint schemes are accurate.
This model comes in a window/retail box.
The Honda Gold Wing (colloquially Goldwing or GoldWing) is a series of touring motorcycles manufactured by Honda. It was introduced at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in October 1974, and went on to become a popular model in North America, Western Europe and Australia, as well as Japan. Total sales are more than 640,000 "Wings," most of them in the U.S. market.
The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (Japanese) includes a Honda Gold Wing GL1000 manufactured in 1974 as one of their 240 Landmarks of Japanese Automotive Technology. Through 2012, Honda GL models have appeared eighteen times in the Cycle World list of Ten Best bikes.
Over the course of its history, it has had numerous changes to its design and production. In 1975 it had a 999 cc (61.0 cu in) flat-four engine and in 2001 it had a 1,832 cc (111.8 cu in) flat-six. By 2012, the model had a fairing withheating and an adjustable windscreen, panniers (saddlebags) and a trunk, a seatback for pillion rider, satellite navigationand radio, a six-speaker audio system with MP3 and iPod connectivity, anti-lock braking, cruise control, electrically assisted reverse gear, and an optional airbag, none of which were present when it was introduced.
Gold Wings were manufactured in Marysville, Ohio from 1980 until 2010, when motorcycle production there was halted. Production resumed in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan in 2011 using tooling transported from the old plant.The 2011 model year was not produced.