2018 Honda Gold Wing was showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. The bike has now been launched in India. Its price here starts from Rs 26.85 lakh. It is powered by a flat six 1,833cc engine with 4 valves per cylinder (previous Gold Wing had 2 valves per cylinder). Peak power of 125bhp arrives @ 5,500rpm, with peak torque of 170Nm delivered @ 4,500rpm.
New Honda Gold Wing features lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium frame. This allows the new 2018 Gold Wing to deliver exceptional performance and handling. It also gets single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm, which makes the handling even more responsive. Comfort features on offer are five-position heated grips, adjustable heated seats, foot-warming system ensures comfortable winter rides, etc.
Panniers make room for luggage capacity of over 150 litres during rides. A 6-speaker 80W SRS surround-sound system offers road ready sound compatible with multiple format music files connected through an iPod, iPhone, or USB stick. Combined Braking System (CBS) and Antilock Braking System (ABS) makes for easy braking in all situations and conditions. Gold Wing- Airbag has a fully-integrated airbag, an industry first when introduced in 2006.
A slow-speed electric Reverse system eases overall manoeuvring in tight spaces and parking areas. Electronic cruise-control makes long distance highway rides a friendly experience.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “2018 Gold Wing was the showstopper of Honda 2Wheelers India Auto Expo pavilion. After receiving an overwhelming response and over 35 bookings, we are pleased to announce the first delivery of the 2018 Gold Wing. The revolutionary model is fully loaded with features including ‘Apple CarPlay’, first on any motorcycle in the world, which can be accessed on the swanky new 7-inch TFT display.”
Key Features of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing
– New Cruise control via Throttle By Wire (TBW)
– New Electric windscreen adjustable for angle and height
– New Apple CarPlay Integration allows iPhone users to connect their smartphones with the Gold Wing
– New 7-inch TFT colour display
– New Full LED lighting and auto-cancelling indicators
– New Smart key control adds convenience for ignition and luggage