One of its most successful touring bike from Honda, the Gold Wing, the bike maker unveiled its two new variants in India on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. The first is Gold Wing GL1800 priced at Rs 28.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and the second being Gold Wing Airbag in Pearl Grey White priced at Rs 31.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Gold Wing features an efficient six-cylinder 1832cc liquid-cooled engine that generates 120Ps peak power at 550 rpm, and a max torque of 167 Nm at 4000 rpm. It has some other cool features like the tire-pressure monitoring system, lockable glove box, ABS, heated seats and grips, airbag, satellite navigation, iPod connectivity, and satellite radio (only for North American customers).
The bike has a lightweight and rigid built with the twin-spar aluminium frame and single-sided Pro-Arm swing arm that delivers stability, and neutral & responsive handling. Some salient features include independently adjustable heated seats and foot-warming system, making it the best choice for winter cruising, also six-speaker 80W SRS surround sound system compatible with iPhone/iPod/USB and Combined Braking System (CBS). It has one of the most useful features which every bike requires, slow-speed electric reverse system for easy maneuvering and parking, and a luggage carriage of 150-liters.
This is the most comfortable bike to ride on with heavily cushioned seats, which resemble the sofa of our homes, and the ride that puts Harley-Davidson or Victory to shame.
Mr Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said in a statement, “We are excited to introduce one of the finest global offerings of Honda to India. We are celebrating 40 years of the Gold Wing, and this model has given a new definition to touring. Ever since its introduction in 1975 the revolutionary Gold Wing has been the favorite of the touring enthusiast across the world. It was our customers’ passion for adventure and traveled the open road that really defined the Gold Wing and had further, led us to introduce the same in India.”