The Honda Gold Wing, since its introduction as a naked 1000cc machine in 1975, has always been the ultimate in two-wheeled travel.
For 2020, Gold Wing is powered by a 1,833cc flat six churning out 125hp @ 5,500rpm and 170Nm delivered @ 4,500rpm. The flat six is turbine-smooth which produces torque from low rpm with a distinctive power delivery and feel that quickly become addictive. The Gold Wing also received a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission as an option to the standard 6-speed manual transmission.
For 2020 the Gold Wing’s DCT system has been further optimised for low speed manoeuvrability, with close ratios reducing shift-shock.
The addition of Throttle By Wire (TBW) brought with it 4 rider modes to alter the engine’s character and power delivery, linked to Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), suspension damping and the Dual Combined Brake System (D-CBS).
The Gold Wing’s die-cast aluminium twin beam frame was re-designed to package the engine in a tighter space, 40mm further forward.
The front suspension, with a double wishbone and a single shock absorber, transmits all the information about the road to the rider. On the rear axle, the Pro-Arm system, first introduced in 2018, uses a system of rods and spherical bearings along with the aluminium swinging arm to provide the greatest possible stability.
The instrumentation consists of two analogue gauges and a large 7-inch TFT colour screen and supports Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, or USB connectivity.
Engine: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 24 valve SOHC flat-6
Max. Power Output: 125hp/5500rpm
Max. Torque: 170Nm/4500rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 litres
Fuel Consumption: 5.6 litres/100k
Transmission: 7-speed forward and reverse DCT
Final Drive: Enclosed shaft
– Big and comfortable
– Smooth and refined power delivery
– Suspension settings
– Updated navigation