1975 Honda GL1000 Cafe' Racer

This was the 264th Goldwing off the assembly line in the first year of production

This Frame up custom built Cafe Bike would cost $15,000 to duplicate in time & Materials


Bill's 1975 Honda Goldwing GL1000 - YouTube

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-Low 6,621 Factory Miles
-264th Goldwing Ever Produced
-Rare Expensive $3,000.00+ Period Lester Mag Wheels, With Maxxis Touring Tires
-Mechanically Mint and Needs Nothing
This week at Kaplan Cycles the bike was completely refreshed again. 
It needs absolutely nothing to ride or show today.
-Complete Brake Service / Rebuild
-Complete Refresh of Consumables;
-New Battery
-New Oil & Fluids
-New Plugs
-Museum Quality Rotisserie Frame Off Detail
Remove carburetors for complete dissasembly / strip/ clean/ and tune.
Rebuild, clean, and hone rear brake caliper.
Rebuild rear master cylinder
Install new steel braided lines 
Rebuild front master cylinder
Change engine oil
Install new air filter
Install new spark plugs
Install new battery
-Four-Into-One Custom Hand Made Exhaust with Micron Muffler
-Upgraded Corbin Saddle
-Drilled Rotor Triple Disc Brakes


Sold with a clear New York title & Q1 Bill of Sale.

Message us your ZIP for a shipping quote!


Call our shop at 860-454-7024  if you have any questions.

There is more to see! The museum is now open 7 days a week, 10am-3:30pm.

Read more at newenglandmotorcyclemuseum.org

You are purchasing a vintage collector’s motorcycle.  Even in cases where we have completely recommissioned a motorcycle that is now in flawless running/ operating condition, new problems & idosyncrasies can arise over-time from sitting or regular use.

If you leave your bike with us for longer than three weeks before pick-up, we recommend a long-term storage prep by our staff ($90). This prep includes completely draining the fuel, fogging the cylinder(s) & fuel tank, and museum quality detail when pulled from storage. This prep will prevent degradation of the fuel system & engine internals.



The buyer will pay the winning bid + the documentation fee.

Out of state buyers pay tax on the documentation fee only.


The documentation fee includes; the option for a Q1 notarized bill of sale if needed, odometer disclosure, sales agreement form,  Cert. 125 tax form, dealer invoice, retail purchase agreement, buyers guide, customer support, transfer of title (if applicable) etc.


Here’s what some of our many customers have to say about Kaplan Cycles!

I bought five motorcycles from Ken and plan to buy more. Great people, honest and professional. Looking forward to the museum opening. Best of luck to Ken and your people!” – John Tylawsky

“Great bike and great experience. Everyone I dealt with was helpful and made the transaction easy. The bike was just as advertised.” – John Gandy

"In this crazy world where 'buyer beware' has gotten completely out of hand it's a rarity to run into people like the Kaplans. The old school way of doing business is alive and well here. Honesty, customer satisfaction, lightning fast follow up and a love of motorcycles is how things are done here. Truly refreshing!

We had a tiny hiccup with our transaction and they solved it faster than I thought was possible. Not only would I buy another bike from them but I would refer my Mom to these guys! Thanks to the whole Kaplan crew." - Ted Health, Motorcycle Aficianado


Auction Terms:

All sales are final.

Qualified and Serious bidders only, please make sure this is the motorcycle you want and you have the money to buy it before committing!

Kaplan Cycles takes pride in top-quality customer service;

Please contact us prior to leaving feedback so we may resolve any issues, questions or concerns about our motorcycles, and let us know what we can do to resolve them before leaving feedback!

We strive to do our best to make sure all our customers are 100% happy.

We always provide top-quality service and motorcycles described as accurately as possible.

We respond quickly between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST, Monday - Friday

For our fastest service please call Kaplan Cycles at 860-454-7024.


All Motorycles sold "as is, where is" and Kaplan Cycles does not warranty any motorcycle sold. No express warranty and/or implied warranty are made by Kaplan Cycles. No statements by us give an implied warranty.


The deposit is due within 24 hours of sale. PayPal or Credit Card is accepted for the deposit.

The Deposit is nonrefundable.

Final Payment is due within 72 hours / three days:

Cash (In-Person), PayPal (other fees apply), or Wire Transfer are our only accepted forms of payment.

Payment in full or other arrangements must be received within 3 days of close of auction or the motorcycle may be relisted.


We encourage you to pick the bike up yourself; Make a trip out of it, come see the museum! We will provide ramps, a dock for loading, and in some cases assistance to load for free.

All shipping charges and arrangements will be assumed by the purchaser.

We have trusted third-party shipping contacts that handle our client’s shipments. All contacts are DOT licensed, have full cargo insurance (ask about deductibles), and  use enclosed trailers.
All motorcycles will be shipped ‘whole’ by motorcycle specialists. We do not offer a pallet service.

International shipping specialist contacts are available! They will assist in ground freight, customs clearance, and ocean freight to your country.

If you are sending your own shipping contact for pick-up, please note we require a 24 hour notice prior to arrival. Please call us at 860-454-7024 during office hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm EST.