THE GOLD-MEDAL PERFORMANCE TOURER
Olympic athletes may run and swim the same distances, or throw the same discus, or skate on the same ice. But somehow, they just keep getting better and better. And that’s exactly what you’ll see with Honda’s Gold Wing. Sure, it’s the bike that started the modern touring revolution way back in 1975. But with every generation, it’s more comfortable, better handling, smoother. A technology leader since day one, today’s Gold Wing offers features like a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and Apple CarPlayTM. And for 2020, we’re happy to announce that fog lights are now standard equipment on all Gold Wing Tour models.
Features may include:
The Gold Wing’s horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is famously smooth and powerful. The latest version is an 1833cc design that’s over 13 pounds lighter than the previous generation (more than 8 pounds for the DCT versions).
Aluminum Cylinder Sleeves
High-strength aluminum cylinder sleeves help reduce weight, increase cooling efficiency, and reduce engine length. The 73mm cylinder bore and short, high-strength crankshaft also help make the engine more compact.
Double Wishbone Front Suspension
One glance and your attention will immediately go to the Gold Wing’s radical, Honda-engineered double-wishbone front suspension. The innovative design changes the path the wheel travels through the suspension stroke, and that lets us move both the engine and the rider/passenger closer to the front wheel. You get more room, and stellar handling.
This latest generation all-aluminum frame is significantly lighter and more compact than previous editions. State-of-the-art die-casting lets us fine-tune chassis rigidity, giving you both a smooth ride and precise handling.
Throttle By Wire
The 2020 Gold Wing’s throttle-by-wire system enables features like the bike’s four ride modes and our exclusive Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), available on our Gold Wing Tour models.
Hill Start Assist
Both the Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour models feature Hill Start Assist (HSA). This feature momentarily holds your motorcycle’s position on inclines after you’ve released the brakes and before you apply the throttle, eliminating any roll-back drama. It’s a great convenience when starting from a stop on a hill.
Available as an optional feature, HomeLink® lets you integrate your new Gold Wing with devices in your home. A typical example: you can open your home’s garage door without any dedicated controller—just touch a switch on your bike’s center console. No more fumbling, and no hassle.
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)
Correct tire inflation is a necessity for safe, economical motorcycling. And it’s especially critical with a touring bike, because of the varying loads. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) automatically warns you of low tire pressure on all Gold Wing models. On Gold Wing Tour models, including a readout of the actual front and rear pressure in PSI is a premium touch.
You’ll notice a couple of things about the Gold Wing’s windscreen. First, it’s electrically controlled, moving both up and down over an 4.9-inch range for the Gold Wing Tour (4.1 inches for the Gold Wing) as well as changing its angle as it raises and lowers. Plus, it automatically remembers the last setting. Because you sit closer to the windscreen, it has a narrower, lower, more sporting profile, yet still offers excellent protection.
Engine Type Horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Cooling System Liquid-cooled
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Ignition Full transistorized Ignition
Valve train SOHC; four valves per cyclinder
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards
Transmission Six-speed including overdrive
Final Drive Shaft
Front Suspension Double Wishbone Type
Rear Suspension Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock
Front Travel (in./cm.) 4.3 in
Rear Travel (in./cm.) 4.1 in
Front braking system Hydraulic; dual 320mm discs
Rear braking system Hydraulic; single 316mm disc
Wheels & Tires
Front Tire 130/70R-18
Rear Tire 200/55-16
Rake/trail 30.5 degrees / 109mm (4.3 in)
Wheelbase 66.7 in
Seat Height 29.3 in
Fuel Capacity 5.55 gallons
Curb Weight 787 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel - ready to ride
Model Id GL1800
Colors Matte Black Metallic
Warranty Three Years | Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; Up to 8 years extended coverage available with Honda Protection Plan