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Honda’s luxurious Gold Wing 'Tour' - a flagship completely reborn in 2018 - with radical weight reduction, double wishbone front suspension, brand-new, flat six-cylinder engine and 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission option, glides into 2022 featuring more luggage capacity, a more relaxed pillion position, new seat material and upgraded audio quality and we will have the Goldwing with an Airbag. The comprehensive spec sheet includes many a new features, some even underlining its status as a flagbearer for new technology. Prepare to be enthralled.
The first Gold Wing — The 1975 GL1000 was revolutionary and changing a bike as good and as refined isn’t something you take lightly. The newest model in every aspect continues the ethos of Goldwing forward by ensuring exemplary specs : be it engineering, handling, technology, comfort or performance.
The New Taut Styling
The Gold Wing Tour’s lines exude a honed, athletic ethos. Its styling presents a unique silhouette and counterpoints comfort with the dynamic abilities of chassis and engine — completing the traditional Gold Wing premium level of fit, finish and materials. Gold Wing’s ‘face’ is daringly forward-slanting; combined with the compact fairing proportions, it presents an energetic frontal signature. The key line of the body, stretching front to back, highlights the differing upper and lower bodywork functions. A central element is the fairing, with its sharp and solid flat surfaces, and its nuanced aerodynamic detailing. Adding a tension that hints at the performance potential on offer. Also, on display is the motorcycle itself, on the whole — the double wishbone front suspension, flat six-cylinder engine and the exhausts — in all their functional beauty. Drawn together, the design elements create cutting edge style, underpinned by incredible levels of engineering and electronics.
The Electric Screen
An extended electric screen operated from the left handlebar provides excellent wind protection yet, at the same time, a sense of space and freedom when required. Screen angle and height adjustment is step-less. Available as options are a larger screen, a fully adjustable deflector for the arms and upper body, and fixed deflectors for the lower legs and feet.
The rider and the pillion are separated comfortably on the seat, allowing the rider to enjoy a total focus on riding the bike. The rider’s seat shape is supportive, allowing and easy ground reach, while the pillion gets to enjoy a relaxing backrest that is adjustable from 16° to 23°. All of this with a luxurious leather seat cover.
Trunk Capacity Expansion
Gold Wing now comes with an increased trunk capacity from 5O to 61L (34mm, width 48mm, and height 46mm to rear). All this extra space will let you store two XXL sized helmets with an intercom much comfortably ¡n the given space.
Navigation with Apple Carplaytm
The navigation system on Gold Wing is displayed on a 7-inch full-colour TFT liquid crystal display screen in the central area of the instruments, and it includes a gyrocompass – which means guidance is continued even inside a tunnel. It also allows cancellation of any waypoint or go home instruction operation while riding. You can now do a thoroughly detailed journey planning with the all updated maps that offer the possibility of entering up to 99 different waypoints. And in other news, the Gold Wing Tour is compatible with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM, so you can utilised the personalised information and content from your smartphone, such as telephone numbers and music playlists. Bluetooth connectivity has been adopted too, and there are two USB type-C sockets to plug in to.
Cruise Control with TBW and riding Modes
When riding, the speed that’s been set with the Cruise Control Switch (located on the right handlebar) is shown in the bottom left area of the speedometer. Through TBW [Throttle By Wire), the system achieves a smooth transition to the specified speed and an ultra-smooth operation, especially when going uphill. In case of the manual transmission models, squeezing the clutch or brake, or twisting the throttle cancels Cruise Control. For the DCT variant [in AT mode) after completing the deceleration with the Cruise Control System in operation — and resuming the previous speed — the Gold Wing returns to the pre-set with an appropriate shifting schedule.
Full LED illumination
All lighting is LED and the Gold Wing Tour is equipped with dual LED fog lights. The lower portion of the headlights uses 5 polished optical lenses on both sides to create a Jewel-Eye low beam light signature. While using high beam (in the upper portion), ¡t creates a stereoscopic impression. The front indicators are housed in the mirrors and the indicators also auto-cancel; the system compares front and rear wheel speed difference and calculates when to cancel the indication relative to the riding situation.
|Type||Liquid-cooled 4 Stroke 24 valve SOHC Flat-6|
|Valves per Cylinder||4|
|Bore x Stroke||73mm x 73mm|
|Max. Power Output||93kW/5500rpm|
|Carburettor||PGM-FI Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Viscous, cartridge type paper filter|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||21.1L|
|Starter||Integrated Starter Generator system|
|ACG Power Generation Capacity||12V/120A|
|Clutch Type||(DCT) Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with oil pressure|
|Transmission Type||7-speed forward and reverse DCT|
|Primary Reduction||1.795 (79/44)|
(DCT) 1st: 2.167 2
: 1.696 3
: 1.304 4
: 1.038 5
: 0.821 6
: 0.667 7
: 0.522 Rev: 1.190
Engine side 0.972
Rear Wheel side 2.615
|Final Drive||Enclose Shaft|
|Kerb Weight||DCT with Air Bag 390kg|
FRAME & SUSPENSION
|Type||Aluminium Die-Cast, twin tube|
|Type Front||Double Wishbone|
|Type Rear||Pro Link|
WHEELS & BRAKES
|Type Front||130/70R18 M/C 63H|
|Type Rear||200/55R16 M/C 77H|
|Type Front||320mm x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 6-piston calliper, floating rotors and sintered metal pads|
|Type Pear||316mm x 11mm ventilated disc with 3-piston calliper and sintered metal pads|
* Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.