The Honda Gold Wing gets its first major redesign in 16 years. New bodywork sports a narrower fairing (with electrically adjustable windscreen) that reduces aerodynamic drag by almost 12 per cent. A new chassis utilizes a double-wishbone front suspension system, and suspension is adjusted electrically. The engine gets a smaller bore and longer stroke, and features Unicam heads, and a single ride-by-wire throttle body. It will be available with a six-speed manual (starting at $26,999) or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (starting at $31,999). Electronics include four ride modes, hill assist, selectable torque control, cruise, and a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, among many other new features.
Costa Mouzouris was at the North American press launch of the new Wing when this information was released the evening before going to press. Keep an eye on an upcoming issue of Motorcycle Mojo for a full ride report.