In 2018 the Gold Wing was redesigned from the wheels up, with radical weight reduction, new frame, double wishbone front suspension, Apple CarPlay™, electric screen, Smart Key, 4 riding modes, Hill Start Assist and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and 4 valves per cylinder on its monumental 6 cylinder engine.
For 2020 the Gold Wing now benefits from FI and DCT updates to further improve slow speed manoeuvrability, and in the ‘Tour’ versions, revised suspension settings and larger passenger grab handles for greater comfort.
A new Matte Ballistic Black Metallic DCT Gold Wing is joined by a Pearl Glare White Gold Wing Tour
The Honda Gold Wing, since its introduction as a naked 1000cc machine in 1975, has always been the ultimate in two-wheeled travel. And it’s a motorcycle that’s been very much on its own journey, growing in physical size and displacement over the decades, all the while creating an enduring and unrivalled reputation for luxury, quality and comfort.
The GL1800 Gold Wing took a new direction and was brand new from the wheels-up, becoming sleeker, lighter and more agile – very much a rider’s motorcycle – while adding a host of new features to cement its reputation as a technological flagship. And as a result, the Gold Wing’s appeal became broader, reaching out to a younger generation of motorcyclists that may have overlooked – or simply not been aware of – the previous designs.
For 2020, improvements to suspension and slow speed manoeuvrability further complement the evocative, flat six-cylinder engine at the heart of Honda’s flagship premium tourer, which continues to deliver its unique avalanche of torque and power to transport rider and passenger in style.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 24 valve SOHC flat-6|
|Engine Displacement||1833 cm³|
|Max Power Output||93kW / 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||170 Nm / 4500 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||73 x 73|
|Front Suspension||Double Wishbone|
|Rear Suspension||Pro Link|
|Dimensions||2475 x 925 x 1340|
|Frame Type||Aluminum die-cast, twin tube|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||21.1 litres|
|Clutch||Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with coil springs, assist slipper cam|
|Final Drive||Enclosed shaft|
|Gearbox||6 speed MT (including overdrive. Plus electric reverse)|