GOLD WING WHAT LIES BEYOND?
What lies over the horizon? Beyond our town, our state? Beyond the predictable, the expected? And what’s the best way to experience it? We ride motorcycles because they’re such engaging, active, personal vehicles. Travel the same roads in a car and on a bike, eat at the same restaurants, see the same sights, and then tell us which trip is the most memorable.
Honda’s 2018 Gold Wing® is an all-new motorcycle this year, designed to put you more in touch with the essential experience of riding. Changing a bike as good and as refined as a Gold Wing isn’t something you undertake lightly. So we set out to improve the newest model in every category: Engineering. Handling. Technology. Comfort. Performance. The new Gold Wing is lighter, more powerful, more nimble, and more engaging. It’s a better motorcycle in every way. What lies beyond? Ride there and find out
THE FIRST GOLD WING—THE 1975 GL1000—WAS REVOLUTIONARY, A MOTORCYCLE THAT OFFERED SUPERBIKE-LEVEL POWER, INCREDIBLE SMOOTHNESS, LIQUID COOLING, SHAFT DRIVE, AND A HOST OF TECHNICAL INNOVATION UNMATCHED AT THE TIME IN THE MOTORCYCLING WORLD. RIDERS ACROSS THE GLOBE RECOGNIZED THE GENIUS IN THIS MACHINE, BUT ESPECIALLY RIDERS WHO WANTED TO COVER LONG DISTANCES. AND SO THE GOLD WING BECAME A TOURING ICON. OVER THE YEARS WE ADDED BODYWORK, SADDLEBAGS, AND INCREASED THE ENGINE SIZE. NOW IT’S TIME TO GO BACK TO OUR ROOTS, TO THE KIND OF PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING THAT MADE THOSE FIRST GOLD WINGS SUCH AWESOME BIKES. HANG ON, AND ENJOY THE RIDE!
The new 2018 Gold Wings still use a horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, but that’s where all similarity ends. The new bikes feature a new bore and stroke, and a displacement punched out to 1833cc. Even more important, they’re the first Gold Wings to use four valves per cylinder, a design based off our high-performance Unicam® head design. The new engine also features aluminum cylinder sleeves and a shorter, stiffer crank. The engine is more compact front-to-back, and that lets you and your passenger move forward in the cockpit for more comfort, better handling, and a more connected feel with the bike’s steering. Other innovations include integrating the starter and alternator into one unit. The overall effect is groundbreaking: a Gold Wing that’s still a long-distance champion, but one that offers a degree of engaged, sporting performance that all motorcyclists live for.
This is huge news for 2018. For the first time ever, both the Gold Wing and the Gold Wing Tour are available with a brand new 7-Speed Automatic DCT. If you’re not familiar with it, think of the paddle-shift gearboxes Formula 1 cars use.
DCT stands for Dual-Clutch Transmission. Inside, the transmission looks like a normal manual, with strong, efficient, constant-mesh steel gears. But there’s no shift lever and no clutch lever—all your shifting is controlled by buttons on the handlebar. Or you can let the DCT function fully automatically, and the bike will upshift and downshift effortlessly. The twin clutch packs, one for odd gears, one for even, makes shifting quick and seamless. The DCT has been a big hit on many Honda motorcycles, and our Africa Twin® has proven it’s tough enough for fully loaded off-road travel. But the 2018 Gold Wings have the best DCT we’ve ever offered, and the first with seven speeds. Even better, our DCT models offer a special low-speed “Walking” mode in addition to reverse (see our Models and Options chart for more information). It’s a huge help when maneuvering into or out of parking spaces with a passenger on the back.
We know plenty of Gold Wing riders still prefer a traditional manual transmission. Fear not—we have you covered. You can opt for a conventional gearbox on both the Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour models. But we’ve gone ahead and made it even better for 2018, by adding a sixth speed. Closing up the gearbox ratios makes it easier to pick the perfect gear for sportier riding, yet the overdrive sixth still serves up relaxed top-gear cruising.
One of the first things any rider will notice about the 2018 Gold Wings is the radical new doublewishbone front suspension. Gone is the familiar telescopic fork, replaced with a strong, twin-leg structure, a pair of “A” arms and a single shock and spring. Why? The innovative, Honda-engineered design changes the path the wheel follows through the suspension’s travel, making it more of a vertical movement. That lets us move both the engine and the rider/passenger closer to the front wheel for improved handling.
When it came time to design the new Gold Wing engine, we had four goals. Make it lighter. Make it more compact. Make it more powerful. And make it more fun to ride. Along the way, we also gave the new bikes the new exhaust system-once you hear it, you’ll know it was worth it. The bikes offer a level of performance that’s immediately noticeable too-part of that’s the engine’s power, part of it is because the new Gold Wings are lighter and accelerate harder, and part of it’s due to the compact center of mass compared to previous models.
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|Length x Width x height||2579 x 950 x 1432 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||21 liters|
|Ground Clearance||129 mm|
|Kerb Weight||380 kg|
|Seat Height||745 mm|
|Engine Type||liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder|
|Fuel Supply System||Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)|
|Bore And Stroke||73 mm x 73 mm|
|Maximum Power||92.9 kW/5.500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||170 Nm/4.500 rpm|
|Transmission||Seven-speed automatic DCT, plus reverse and walking mode|
|Clutch System||Wet, Multiple with coil springs|
|Oil Capacity||4,4 L (Periodic exchange)|
|Frame Type||Diamond Twin Tube Type, Alumunium|
|Front Tire Size||130/70R-18M/C 63H|
|Rear Tire Size||200/55R-16 M/C 77H|
|Front Brake Type||Hydraulic; dual 320mm disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Hydraulic; single 316mm disc|
|Front Suspension Type||Double Wishbone Type 4.3 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension Type||Pro Arm® single-sided swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock; computer controlled|
|Ignition Type||Full Transisterized, Battery|
|Battery||12 V – 20 Ah, MF-Wet Type|
|Spark Plug Type||NGK CR6HSB-9|
|Headlight||Hi 14,2 W x 2(LED), Low 22,8 W x 2(LED)|
The Honda Gold Wing is probably the best-known bike in all of motorcycling, a machine that single-handedly defines what a touring bike should be. But now it’s time to forget just about everything you thought you knew this bike was, because the new 2018 Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour are designed for the way we ride today. Maybe in high school
or college you had a coach who taught you something called the athletic stance. Poised, balanced, feet spread about shoulder’s width apart, leaning forward slightly. It’s the way you stood on a basketball court, on a football field, or ready to rush the net on a tennis court. It’s the same with motorcycling. The new Gold Wing Tour and Gold Wing
are designed to be more athletic, more engaging, to give you a greater sense of being one with your bike. The difference between the two? The Gold Wing Tour has a taller windscreen, a trunk, and a full complement of touring-bike features. The Gold Wing is lighter, uses a shorter windscreen, and features no-nonsense blacked-out styling.
Navigation is now a standard feature, and both the Gold Wing and the Gold Wing Tour also feature standard Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) as well. We think you’ll find that these are the best Gold Wings you’ve ever ridden. They’re also the most engaging and fulfilling to ride. And the more you ride them, the better they’re going to feel.
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Pearl Glare White
|Product Name||: Gold Wing Tour DCT|
|Type||: Touring, 1800 cc|
|Price (OTR Jakarta)||: Rp. 1.010.000.000|