1983 Honda GL650I Silver Wing Interstate

SOLD FOR: $3,350

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on June 28, 2023

Winner: rhorwitz

Winning Bid: $3,100
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,350

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When it was first released, the Honda GL500 basically sat in a class by itself – a full dress, middleweight tourer. Like the Gold Wing, the Silver Wing was available as an Interstate model which came with the fairing, saddlebags, and trunk.

The first rendition of the GL500 used the 495cc V-Twin engine that most people associate with the CX500. It was good for 48 horsepower but the bike weighed a hefty 478 pounds dry. This bike was built only between ’81 and ’82 – the year after the Silver Wing got the 650cc engine from the CX650.

Building off the success found in the middleweight touring market, Honda innovated further with features not usually seen in motorcycles at the time, such as a dual overhead camshaft configuration (DOHC), which allowed for precise valve control and increased power output throughout the powerband. Additionally, the motorcycle incorporated a shaft-driven system, reducing maintenance – a key feature in a long-distance tourer. The liquid-cooled V-twin was good for roughly 64 hp and a top speed of about 115 mph, making it more than adequate for long-distance travel. While it was only made for one year, the Interstate was another model in Honda’s line of motorcycle’s that exemplified the Japanese brand’s commitment to innovation and reliability.

This example is VIN: JH2RC1011DM003816. The seller acquired this motorcycle 15 years ago.

The odometer shows 14,612 miles. During their ownership, the seller has put 3,000 miles on this example.

Per the seller: “I have replaced the front brake lines, rotors and calipers, new front tire, front fork seals replaced, all fluids replaced. Cleaned & replaced all digital gauges in fairing, added all options that were available for this bike in 1983, clean and polish everything.

Phone mount.

USB charging outlet.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop tires that have aged out.

The sale includes three keys.

This sale includes the passenger seat and mounting hardware.

Honda Interstate helmet.

Original owner’s manual and brochure.

This sale includes multiple boxes of spare parts, including an extra seat, helmet, spare parts, comm system, a motorcycle lift.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Fair Oaks, California, this Honda is offered on a clean California title. Have any GL650 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Fair Oaks, California






GL650 Interstate







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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 7

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: rhorwitz

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
rhorwitz June 28, 2023 10:30 am PDT $3,100
Neto604 June 26, 2023 5:46 pm PDT $3,000 Reserve
Scotty June 26, 2023 8:49 am PDT $2,001 Auto
bmello June 26, 2023 8:49 am PDT $2,000
Scotty June 24, 2023 8:49 am PDT $1,850
Tristan530 June 24, 2023 8:49 am PDT $1,750 Auto
Tristan530 June 23, 2023 1:17 pm PDT $1
Auction started June 21, 2023 7:20 am PDT
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