THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE TOURING MACHINE
This is a bike 43 years in the making. Rebuilt from the road up. Refined inside and out. Ready for anything. There’s a new engine. New front suspension. Available 7-speed DCT. All in a more agile body that’s over 85 pounds lighter. You’ll also find the latest in technology; including Apple CarPlayTM integration; and five distinct trim levels to suit your style. The 2018 Gold Wing is designed to push the limits of what a touring bike can be. And expand the adventure beyond anything imagined.
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The Gold Wing’s horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is famously smooth and powerful. We’ve kept that same overall architecture; but it’s an all-new 1833cc powerplant for 2018; and over 13 pounds lighter (more than 8 pounds for the DCT versions).
High-strength aluminum cylinder sleeves help reduce weight; increase cooling efficiency; and reduce engine length. The 73mm cylinder bore and short; high-strength crankshaft also help make the engine more compact.
The new engine uses four-valve; Unicam® cylinder head design. That improves engine performance and power; and also contributes to the engine’s weight reduction. The four-valve per cylinder design is also a big part of the new Gold Wing’s improved fuel efficiency.
Want a manual transmission? The new Gold Wing offers the best conventional gearbox in Gold Wing history. Case in point: now you get an overdrive sixth gear.
One look and your eyes will immediately go to the Gold Wing’s radical; new Honda-engineered double-wishbone front suspension. The innovative design changes the path the wheel travels through the suspension stroke; and that lets us move both the engine and the rider/passenger closer to the front wheel. You get more room; and stellar handling.
This latest generation all-aluminum frame is significantly lighter and more compact than previous editions. State-of-the-art die-casting lets us fine-tune chassis rigidity; giving you both a smooth ride and precise handling.
Using our proprietary single-sided Pro Arm® design; the aluminum swingarm still houses the Gold Wing’s shaft drive. The swingarm links to the frame using a new; patented pivot structure that both increases stiffness and reduces weight. You get responsive handling and a smoother ride.
Have to make a hard stop; fully loaded and two up? All new 2018 Gold Wings are equipped with combined anti-lock brakes for excellent stopping power under a wide variety of road and traction conditions.