2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike Review Specs Price

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2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike
Honda completes its comprehensive 2021 model line-up with updates to GL1800 Gold Wing and Gold Wing ‘Tour’

The pure experience is the Gold Wing. Yes, you can carry everything you need, but this motorbike is built to be ridden. Every order gets a quick response from its six-cylinder mechanical marvel, the engine. Smooth cornering results from nimble handling. It’s Goldwing, though. You demand more. And you have. The large 7-inch full-color TFT display offers navigation, riding mode control, suspension adjustment, and infotainment information. Additionally, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM connectivity allows you to use various AppleTM or AndroidTM smartphone features via Bluetooth® to stay connected to your surroundings as you drive.

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike – Features and Specs

Performance

Engine

The six-cylinder, horizontally opposed Gold Wing engine is renowned for being smooth and powerful. With a 1833cc engine, the latest model is nearly 13 pounds lighter than the previous-generation model (over 8 pounds for DCT versions).

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike

Aluminum Cylinder Sleeves

High-strength aluminum cylinder sleeves reduce weight, create better cooling, and smaller engines. The engine’s 73mm cylinder size and short, high-strength crankshaft both contribute to its compactness.

Unicam Cylinder Head Design

A four-valve, Unicam® cylinder head design is used in the Gold Wing’s power plant. It increases the power and efficiency of the engine while also helping to make it lighter than previous generations. The Gold Wing’s improved fuel efficiency is also largely attributed to its four-valve-per-cylinder design.

7-Speed Automatic DCT Transmission

An advanced 7-speed automatic DCT is a feature offered for the Gold Wing. This version’s shifts are quicker and smoother, and the overdrive seventh gear is perfect for highway driving.

6-Speed Manual Transmission

Do you want a manual transmission? The most oversized conventional gearbox in Gold Wing history is available in the latest models. Sixth gear with overdrive makes traveling along the highway smoother than ever.

Slipper Clutch

Like our high-end sports bikes, our manual-transmission Gold Wings feature a slipper clutch. The 1833cc engine produces a ton of power, and the excellent chassis allows you to ride this Gold Wing like a sportbike, so it only makes sense. Curved roads? Let them come!

Double-Wall Exhaust Pipes

Single-wall exhaust pipes can produce heat on a hot day, despite what you’d have us believe. The Gold Wing’s twin-wall construction keeps everything cool. Additionally, this Gold Wing has the best sound we’ve ever had!

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike

Fuel Efficiency

You’d expect the 2021 Gold Wing to be fuel-efficient given its modest weight. But his weight is only the beginning. The bike’s engine, intake system, and four-valve design all work together to improve fuel efficiency by 22 percent over the previous model. Want to gain the most out of every drop by going the extra mile? Try adjusting the riding mode to “Econ.”

Cruise Control

The 2021 Gold Wing, one of the first touring bikes to offer the technology, of course, still has cruise control. And thanks to our innovative throttle-by-wire technology, it’s better than ever.

Handling

Double wishbone front suspension

Your eyes will be drawn to the Gold Wing’s revolutionary double-wishbone front suspension at a glance. We can move the engine and rider or passenger closer to the front wheel thanks to the creative design, which changes the path of the revolution during the suspension stroke. More space and better handling are provided.

Frame

The all-aluminum frame of this latest model is significantly smaller and lighter than the previous iteration. Advanced die-casting technology lets us precisely control chassis stiffness, giving you a comfortable ride and precise handling.

Anti-Lock Brakes

Two up and need to stop suddenly when fully loaded? All our 2021 Gold Wings come with anti-lock brakes that work together to provide excellent traction and stopping power in various road conditions.

Ride Modes

You can choose from four unique riding modes and a wide range of user-friendly power with Gold Wing engines (Tour, Sport, Rain, and Econ). Depending on the mode selected, each method produces a different amount of energy. Additionally, it changes the suspension damping and DCT shift locations for the Gold Wing Touring versions.

Light is Right

Weight loss on a bike has various positive effects on handling, acceleration, and general handling. With the most recent Gold Wing, we did more than just lose ounces or grams. Compared to the previous generation, we lost about 90 pounds. This bike has been completely redesigned due to its lightweight. Before that, did you enjoy riding on winding roads? Wait until it passes.

Radial Front Brake Calipers

The Gold Wing brake calipers are the same as those on our MotoGP World Champion RC213V race bike. Why? More robust mounting enhances braking power and feels while reducing caliper flex.

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike

Engineering

Throttle by wire

The 2021 Gold Wing’s exclusive Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) is available on our Gold Wing Tour variants, and the bike’s four ride modes are made possible by throttle-by-wire technology.

Hill Start Assist

Hill Start Assist is a unique feature of the Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour versions (HSA). This function prevents any rollback play by briefly tilting the position of your motorbike after you remove the brakes and before activating the throttle. If you are starting from a stop on the hill, this is a great convenience.

Smart Key

An intelligent electronic key is a feature of your new Gold Wing. You can get on the bus, press the button, and ride if the key is nearby (like in your jacket pocket). You can locate your bike even in dark or crowded rally parking using the “Spur Back” feature.

LED Lighting

All 2021 Gold Wing models are equipped with a complete LED lighting system. All accessories including headlights and taillights are LED-based. In addition to longevity, LEDs are also lightweight and run cooler.

Nano polymer paint

The paint on the Gold Wing is also innovative, thanks to BASF’s use of nanotechnology. Lights appear brighter and darkness appears darker. The paint itself has a comfortable wet appearance. The elegant Deep Pearl Gray and a conventional or DCT gearbox are both offered for the Gold Wing. Two colors are available for the Gold Wing Tour and Tour DCT (Candy Ardent Red and Metallic Black). The Gold Wing Tour airbag is the Candy Ardent Red version of the DCT model.

Airbag

The Gold Wing was the first motorcycle airbag, and the 2021 Gold Wing continues to set the standard. This feature, available on our Tour Airbag DCT model, goes above and beyond to improve rider safety. You also get an exceptional Candy Ornate Red paint job.

Switch signals

The front turn signals on the Gold Wing feature three LEDs each and are integrated into the rearview mirrors. For comfort and cargo, the new larger trunk, tail, and brake light systems include rear LED turn signals.

Here are several big announcements for 2021, or should we say big announcements? That’s because we’ve enlarged the trunk on the Gold Wing. Its capacity has increased by 11 to 61 liters from last year’s version. It means you can often fit two XXL full-face helmets inside. A weekend’s worth of gear can easily fit into the 121 liters of storage that the trunk and saddlebags provide. A luggage rack, an interior light that turns on automatically, and an integrated brake light are accessories.

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike

Electric Windscreen

Switch the signal

The front turn signals on the Gold Wing feature three LEDs each and are integrated into the rearview mirrors. For comfort and cargo, new larger trunk, tail, and brake light systems include rear LED turn signals.

Here are several big announcements for 2021, or should we say big announcements? That’s because we’ve enlarged the trunk on the Gold Wing. Its capacity has increased by 11 to 61 liters from last year’s version. It means you can often fit two XXL full-face helmets inside. Weekend valuables can easily fit into the 121 liters of storage that the trunk and saddlebags provide. A luggage rack, an interior light that turns on automatically, and an integrated brake light are accessories. Additionally, it improves airflow through the ducting, keeping you cool on hot summer days.

Luggage

The integrated saddlebags found on the 2021 Gold Wings are meant to hold enough storage for a weekend outing. The smart key is used to remotely lock and unlock the bags, which open electrically at the push of a button. Additionally, they include hydraulic damping for smooth operation.

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike – Price

The new 2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike is available at $23,900 only.

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

Engine and transmission

Displacement 1833.0 ccm (111.85 cubic inches)
Engine type Six-cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Power 124.7 HP (91.0 kW) @ 5500 RPM
Torque 170.0 Nm (17.3 kg-m or 125.4 ft.lbs) @ 4500 RPM
Compression 10.5:1
Bore x stroke 73 mm x 73 mm (2.9 inches x 2.9 inches)
Valves per cylinder 4
Fuel system Injection. Programmed Fuel Injection
Fuel control Single Overhead Cams (SOHC)
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
Cooling system Liquid
Gearbox 6-speed
Transmission type Shaft drive (cardan) (final drive)
Clutch Hydraulic, wet, multi-plate with coil springs, assist slipper cam. Or 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
Fuel consumption 5.50 litres/100 km (18.2 km/l or 42.77 mpg)
Greenhouse gases 127.6 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike

Chassis, suspension, brakes, and wheels

Frame type An aluminum die-cast, twin tube
Rake (fork angle) 30.5°
Trail 109 mm (4.3 inches)
Front Suspension Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Pro arm
Front tire 130/70-R18
Rear tire 200/55-R16
Front brakes Double disc. Floating discs. 6-piston calipers. ABS.
Diameter 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes Single disc. Three-piston calipers. ABS.
Diameter 316 mm (12.4 inches)
Seat Urethane. Waterproof cover.

Physical measures and capacities

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc 366.0 kg (806.9 pounds)
Seat height 745 mm (29.3 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height 1340 mm (52.8 inches)
Overall length 2475 mm (97.4 inches)
Overall width 925 mm (36.4 inches)
Ground clearance 130 mm (5.1 inches)
Wheelbase 1695 mm (66.7 inches)
Fuel capacity 21.10 liters (5.57 US gallons)
Oil Capacity 4.40 liters (4.65 US quarts)

2021 Honda Gold Wing Touring Bike

Other specifications

Color options Pearl Deep Mud Grey
Starter Electric
Instruments 7-inch TFT display
Electrical 12V/20AH battery
Light LED Headlights