Travel First Class
Since 1975, the Gold Wing has set the standard for a luxurious tourer. No other two-up motorbike can match the combination of power and refinement. Travel Gold Wing class and discover a supremely comfortable and rewarding way to see the world.
Luxury is fitted as standard, but underneath the surface is a powerful touring machine. The unique fuel-injected 1832cc flat-six engine delivers tireless power with amazing smoothness and lack of noise. The Gold Wing’s five-speed gearbox comes complete with overdrive and shaft final drive. The result is smooth power with low cruising revs, more comfort and less fuel use.
The Honda Gold Wing has always stood alone. Launched as the GL1000 in 1975 its horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine was not only physically different, it felt very different with a silky output perfect for long days in the saddle. A six-cylinder, 1500cc overhaul in 1987 saw the Gold Wing once again state its intent and purpose to benchmark the ultimate touring machine.
The Gold Wing GL1800 which debuted in 2001, after eight years of intensive research and development, added further dynamic ability and riding enjoyment to the Gold Wing’s repertoire. The box-section aluminium frame delivered stability and accurate steering at speed. It also worked with the unique flat-six engine to keep the centre of gravity low – a key factor in the bike’s excellent low-speed balance and agility, which made twisting mountain roads or busy city streets a pleasure to negotiate.
And just as the engine enjoys a legendary reputation for reliability, so the rest of the machine is finished to the very highest standards, with outstanding build quality and paint finish.
The core appeal of the Gold Wing remains its unique ability to make long-distance travel a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience. A visual update in 2011 – with improved luggage capacity – under the style concept of ‘majestic aggression’ perfected a look that is at once elegant, imposing and vibrant.
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