Bookings for the all-new 2018 Honda Gold Wing begin today in India. This spaceship has been priced at Rs. 26.85 lacs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
Elaborating how the new 2018 Honda Gold Wing defines the Gold standards of touring, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said – “The 2018 Gold Wing was first showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 2017 and delighting our customers in India, Honda is today starting the bookings for this legend. The new generation Gold Wing gets a 7-speed DCT, revolutionary suspension setup, Apple CarPlay, HSTC and a brand new engine, making it a true rider’s motorcycle. The best ever Gold Wing with all these new features is a complete generation leap and yet comes with an unmatched price.”
The 2018 Honda Gold Wing gets radical improvements in every category – engineering, handling, technology, comfort and performance. It’s lighter, more powerful, more nimble and more engaging. The all-new Gold Wing features new technologies including a newly-developed horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder engine, 7-speed DCT and Honda’s original double wishbone front suspension.
After gaining huge popularity with its introduction in Africa Twin, Honda brings the DCT convenience in the Gold Wing. The third generation DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) is the best DCT Honda has ever developed, and the first with seven speeds. Even better, this DCT offers a special low-speed “Walking” mode in addition to reverse. It’s a huge help when moving into or out of parking spaces with a passenger on the back.
The new Gold Wing’s die-cast aluminium twin beam frame is stiffer and lighter by 2kg, promising enriched handling and a smoother ride. A first for Honda globally is the Gold Wing’s new double wishbone front suspension which reduces friction in comparison to traditional telescopic setup. The tourer is now easier to control and feels noticeably nimbler. Rear spring gets 4 settings of preload relative to load which can be checked on the swanky new 7 inch TFT screen.
Going back to the drawing board, the 2018 Honda Gold Wing is powered by a completely reworked 1,833cc engine. Still as a horizontally-opposed flat six, but now with four valves per cylinder instead of two. Peak power of 125 bhp arrives @ 5,500 rpm, with peak torque of 170 Nm delivered @ 4,500 rpm. The overall effect is groundbreaking: a Gold Wing that’s still a long-distance champion, but one that offers a degree of engaged and sporty performance.
The newly introduced Throttle By Wire (TBW) adds 4 rider modes to prevent loss of grip in the rear wheel (TOUR, SPORT, ECON and RAIN). The rider modes manage HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control), suspension damping for heightened rider control. Additionally, brake force Idling Stop and Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) for an ultra-quiet start-up. The Gold Wing is equipped with ABS and Dual-Combined Braking System (D-CBS) as standard to optimally distribute braking force to the front and rear wheels. The inclusion of a new Hill Start Assist adds ease of use.
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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 luggageCustomers can choose between the 2 variants – Gold Wing and Gold wing Tour in the new glossy CANDY ARDENT RED colour.
Deliveries for the new Gold Wing will begin this New Year 2018 on first come first serve basis.