There’s big news when it comes to the new 2012 Honda Gold Wing. Because we’ve taken what is the world’s best touring motorcycle and made it even better. The new bodywork is the first thing you’ll notice, complementing what is the best engine and chassis package the touring world has ever seen. Look a little further and you’ll discover great new improvements to the audio system, the available navigation system, and the Gold Wing’s comfort, too. And there’s new functionality, as well, like integrated iPod® connectivity and the ability to upload trips to the navi system from your home computer.
If you thought the Gold Wing was the world’s ultimate touring motorcycle, you were right. And if you think the new Gold Wing is even better, you’re right again.
The motorcycle that defines what a touring bike should be.
For more than 35 years, the Honda Gold Wing has stood alone at the forefront of the luxury touring class. One of the big reasons it stays there is because we're constantly updating and innovating, without ever losing sight of the Gold Wing's core greatness. The improvements and features we're offering on our 2012 models are a perfect example of that: The new (sleek new bodywork, our new trip planner, an even nicer seat) combine with the proven (a famously smooth six-cylinder engine and a twin-spar chassis influenced by our years of Grand Prix racing) to give you the best Gold Wing ever.
Revolutionary. Extraordinary. Standard-setting. It's what you've come to expect of the Gold Wing. And that's especially true with our latest model.
†Some local governments may prohibit the use of a headset by the operator of a motor vehicle. Always obey applicable laws and regulations.Engine Type1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinderBore And Stroke74mm x 71mmInductionProgrammed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)IgnitionComputer-cotrnolled digital with three-dimensional mappingCompression Ratio9.8:1Valve TrainSOHC; two valves per cylinderDRIVE TRAINTransmissionFive-speed including Overdrive, plus electric ReverseFinal DriveShaftShaftCHASIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKESFront Suspension45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 5.5 inches travelRear SuspensionPro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travelFront BrakeDual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipersRear BrakeSingle ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliperFront Tire130/70R-18Rear Tire180/60R-16DIMENSIONSRake29.15 degreesTrail109mm (4.3 inches)Wheelbase66.5 inchesSeat Height29.1 inchesCurb Weight904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)Fuel Capacity6.6 gallonsOTHERModel IdGL1800EmissionsMeets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.Available ColorsCandy Red, Pearl White, Ultra Blue Metallic, Black