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. The manufacturer (NewRay) claims they are diecast metal, but I see more plastic than metal. 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). These models, as any other scale models, are fragile and not intended to be used as toys to be played with unless one is very careful (Recommended for 8 year old and older).
Branding and paint schemes are accurate.
BE AWARE: I have to say that although the models have a kick stand, that they don't stay in place. In the models that I use for the photos, I had to tape the kick stands in place. The kick stand will snap in place in the "in" position (in motion) but in the "out" position (parked) there is not snap position and therefore the kick stand will just fold and the model won't be able to stand. So be ready to figure out how to make the model stand on its own.
These models don't come in a window/individual box, they come in a big tray, but they will be expertly packed for shipping.
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.