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

YEARS OF ADVENTURE.

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!

AT THE HEART OF EVERY GREAT MOTORCYCLE BEATS A GREAT ENGINE.

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.

7-SPEED AUTOMATIC DCT


THE BEST SPORTS CARS IN THE WORLD USE THEM. AND NOW THE BEST BIKES DO, TOO.

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.

DOUBLE-WISHBONE FRONT SUSPENSION

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.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

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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    PRODUCT FEATURE

    APPLE CARPLAY INTEGRATION

    HANDLE BARS

  • Space

    PRODUCT FEATURE

    7-SPEED AUTOMATIC DCT

    LIGHTING SYSTEM

  • Space

    PRODUCT FEATURE

    DOUBLE-WISHBONE

    FRONT SUSPENSION

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    PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM

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    PRODUCT FEATURE

    NAVIGATION SYSTEM

COLOR VARIANT

Rp. 1.050.000.000

CANDY ARDENT RED

SPECIFICATION DETAIL

Engine Type

471cc Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC Parallel Twin

Bore X Stroke

67 mm x 66.8 mm

Induction

PGM-FI with 34 Throttle Bodies

Ignition

Computer-controlled Digital Transistorized with Electronic Advance

Compression Ratio

10.7 : 1

Max. Power

39 kW/8,500 rpm

Max. Torque

46.8 Nm/7,000 rpm

Velve Train

DOHC; Four Valves Per Cylinder

Transmission

Constant Mesh, 6-Speed Return

Final Drive

Chain

Front Suspension

41 mm Telescopic Fork with 5 Adjustable Level

Rear Suspension

Steel Sqare Pipe Swing Arm, Pro-Link System and Single Shock with 9-Stage Preload Adjuster

Front Brake

320 mm Single Wavy Disc with 2-POT Caliper

Rear Brake

240 mm Single Wavy Disc with 1-POT Caliper

Front Tires

120/70ZR-17M/C

Rear Tires

160/60ZR-17M/C

Dimension

2,081 mm x 756 mm x 1,150 mm

Wheelbase

1,409 mm

Rake / Caster Angle

25.5°

Trail

102 mm

Seat Height

789 mm

Ground Clearance

140 mm

Curb Weight

192 kg

Fuel Capacity

16.7 Liters

Miles Per Gallon/Fuel Consumption

27 km/l (WMTC Method)

Available Color

Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic, Millenium Red

Model Id

CBR500R

Frame Type

Diamond Steel

Emmission

Meets Current EPA Standards

Battery Capacity

12V/8.6 AH

Security System

HISS (Honda Ignition Security System) with Wave Key Technology

 

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