No motorcycle has changed the concept of touring like the Honda Gold Wing®. A horizontally opposed engine offering power; performance and perfect smoothness. Shaft final drive. A chassis designed for dayâ€“long comfort. And over the last four decades; the Gold Wing® has just gotten better and better; and touring riders have had it better and better too—full-coverage bodywork; bigger engines; more cylinders; better chassis; more power; integrated luggage.
Take a week off—or even just a weekend. Pack up the Gold Wing®’s saddlebags. Settle in behind that fullâ€“coverage windshield and bodywork. And point it down the road to someplace you’ve never been.
Or plan your lifetime trip; and program it in to the Gold Wing®’s available navi system. You see; the Gold Wing® doesn’t dictate how or where you ride—it lets you live the dream; and lets you take a lucky passenger along too.Features May Include:
The Gold Wing®’s fuel-injected; horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is exceptionally smooth and incredibly powerful. The horizontally opposed “flat” six-cylinder design offers a lower center of gravity for an improved ride and a lighter handling feel.
The Gold Wing®’s MotoGP-inspired single-sided cast-aluminum swingarm is super-rigid and lightweight with reduced unsprung weight; delivering sharper; sportier handling. Its unique Pro-Arm® design mates up with Honda's patented Pro-Link® rear suspension; featuring electronically adjustable hydraulic preload settings for various riding and load conditions.
Suspension settings revised through repeated testing and your feedback are a part of the reason your Gold Wing® offers handling that can put many a sportbike to shame. Gold Wings® have always offered the best overall handling of any touring machine; but these settings really improve things when you decide to dial it up a notch.
Our sturdy; ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly four inches of travel.
Want to listen to the radio you want; no matter where you ride? With our XM-equipped models you get a free 90-day trial subscription included with your XM-equipped Gold Wing®. This was the first integrated implementation of satellite radio on a motorcycle; and still offers the most features; including traffic (XM NavTraffic) and weather (XM NavWeather) in addition to regular XM programs. (Separate subscription required after 90-day trial.)
Non-airbag models also get a center-mounted lockable glove box for added convenience; boosting the cockpit area storage capacity to 2.8 liters.
Heated grips; a heated rider’s seat and a heated passenger seat/backrest; all with individual rider and passenger controls. There’s even a foot-warming system for cold mornings!
The airbag-equipped Gold Wing® boasts the industry's first (and only) production motorcycle airbag system. The motorcycle’s fork incorporates two sensors to detect a frontal impact. Perhaps someday all motorcycles may offer this feature; but right now only a Gold Wing® gives you this choice.