Honda Gold Wing is Motorcylist magazine's Motorcycle Of The
Thursday, September 6, 2001
Torrance, CA - Honda's 2001 GL1800 Gold Wing won the prestigious Motorcycle Of
The Year Award (MOTY) Thursday night, September 6 at the annual Motorcyclist
magazine awards banquet held at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, CA.
Honda's new high performance street rod, the VTX, took home top honors as Best
Of the Gold Wing, Motorcyclist's editors said, "We offer this accolade in part
to applaud Honda for taking the Big Risk and sending the GL into untrodden
territory for a full-size tourer. Not only did Honda dramatically upshift the
GL's performance, it recast the basic role of its flagship model. That took real
Similar words of praise rang out for Honda's 1800cc VTX. "Power-cruiser buyers
have spoken and they want power, big cubes and plenty of presence and bragging
rights. Honda's VTX has them all; plus it's as civilized as you'd expect a Honda
to be, reasonably priced and handsome."
Honda's Senior Manager for Motorcycle Press, Gary Christopher noted, "We are
tremendously pleased to receive these awards on behalf of all Honda associates.
Not only are these motorcycles an engineering showcase for Honda's outstanding
R&D, they also represent the tremendous manufacturing capabilities of our
associates at the Honda of Marysville Motorcycle Plant, where both the Gold Wing
and VTX are made."
For details of each award, be sure to pick up the November issue of Motorcyclist
magazine at newsstands everywhere.