Now, with an all-new shape – slimmer and lighter – the world’s most famous two-wheeled cruiser enters a new era.
A beautifully finished, sleek machine that’s more than just a motorcycle.
Introducing the new Honda GL1800 Gold Wing; completely redesigned with a new chassis, engine and suspension system, nothing has been overlooked. Along with a big weight reduction comes 4 riding modes, DCT, Throttle By Wire and a host of other innovative and connected features, Honda’s flagship continues to reign supreme in levels of comfort and luxury whether you're in the city, or out on tour.
Get yourself ready for departure.
Better keep your passport handy because this is a bike that not only pioneers a new age of touring, but gives you a whole new way of looking at the world. You’ll feel part of the landscape out on the open road; a trip you won’t want to end.
There are three ways to escape: the sleek GL1800 Gold Wing, the GL1800 Gold Wing Tour with top box and the GL1800 Gold Wing Tour with DCT and airbag.
With stunning looks and state-of-the-art features – you don’t have to pop it into gear to be moved by the new Gold Wing.
Cockpit instrumentation highlights everything the rider needs to know in luxurious detail. The display is a 7-inch full colour, TFT liquid crystal screen which controls audio (Apple CarPlay®) navigation, Bluetooth, Voice Control as well as managing HSTC and different rider modes.
There’s room for all your weekend touring luggage and enough space in the in the top box for two full-face helmets.
The new smaller, electrically-operated, smoothly-adjusted windscreen, provides excellent wind protection. The height and angle can be adjusted by simply pushing the button up or down on the left handlebar. It also memorises your favourite positions and will auto-adjust accordingly.
No need to manually unlock the panniers or top box as the Gold Wing senses the remote key fob as you approach. Once pressed, you can keep the key in your pocket, then just press the start button and away you go.
Honda’s premium flat six-cylinder tourer, takes on a whole new direction
True to its roots, but now with 4 valves per cylinder and Unicam cylinder heads, the sound and feel of the Honda Gold Wing has always been – and still is – unique. It’s also positioned further forward in the chassis for a much more balanced and connected ride. Quick acceleration from low rpm and a distinctive exhaust note will soon bring a smile to your face as you leave the city limits behind.
A smooth ride
A brand new – and lighter – die-cast, all-aluminium frame with a uniquely different, double wishbone front suspension system, delivers a plush and progressive feel. At the rear sits an innovative new, Pro Arm unit combined with Honda’s Pro-link configuration that pivots on the swingarm, providing extra strength and greater levels of comfort for you and your passenger.
A completely reimagined and re-engineered chassis delivers agile handling.
A much lighter, all-aluminium die-cast beam frame delivers agile handling, while up front, the long-standing traditional front fork has gone to make way for a double wishbone front suspension system. It’s 30% smoother and delivers a real plush ride wherever you go.
The rear suspension is a redesigned Pro-Arm type – a first for the Honda Gold Wing – and works with the unique Pro-Link arrangement that provides high-level comfort. Rear spring preload is electrically adjustable to suit passenger and luggage with four different settings.
The addictive nature of the Gold Wing’s performance will never change.
A new, horizontally-opposed, 1.833cc flat six engine, punches out an arm-tugging 170Nm of torque @5,500rpm – it's the very essence of the Honda Gold Wing. Now, 6.2 Kg lighter, with 4 valves per cylinder and Unicam heads, you get strong eager performance – via new Throttle By Wire – out on the highway, as well as a delicate throttle response when you need it around town.
Third generation, 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission is specifically designed for the Lord of long-distance cruising.
Extremely smooth and fast gear changes, DCT eliminates shift shock and has three modes of operation: MT mode provides you with full control and allows you to change gear manually using the trigger buttons on the handlebar. Automatic D mode is perfect for city and highway rides and delivers much better fuel efficiency. Automatic S mode is sportier and allows the engine to rev higher before shifting up for a more exhilarating ride. It will also shift down sooner for better engine braking.
DCT in D mode works with you and can detect what environment you are riding in; adjusting accordingly between mountain roads and city streets. In addition, the Gold Wing comes with Idling Stop too – engine will stop after 3 seconds, restarting at the touch of the throttle – for improved fuel efficiency. And with Hill Start Assist, there’s no fear of rolling backwards or forwards on an incline – clever.
Another innovative feature is the moderation of gear ratios. They’re closer together for slow speed and seamless changes, yet will set themselves wider apart at high speed to reduce engine revs – very clever.
We’ve created a unique Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) that works as starter motor as well as a generator; saving weight and energy. The Gold Wing can creep along in walking mode forwards and backwards too, which is ideal for parking.