In 2018 the Gold Wing was redesigned from the wheels up, with radical weight reduction, new frame, double wishbone front suspension, Apple CarPlay™, electric screen, Smart Key, 4 riding modes, Hill Start Assist and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and 4 valves per cylinder on its monumental 6 cylinder engine.
For 2020 the Gold Wing now benefits from FI and DCT updates to further improve slow speed manoeuvrability, and in the ‘Tour’ versions, revised suspension settings and larger passenger grab handles for greater comfort. A new Matte Ballistic Black Metallic DCT Gold Wing is joined by a Pearl Glare White Gold Wing Tour.

Sharing a common engine and chassis platform, the ‘Wing’ is available as the base model GL1800 Gold Wing, and as a ‘Tour’ edition with top box and air bag. Both versions offer a version equipped with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for added versality and comfort.
The engine and chassis were designed together for 2018, moving the riding position forward and creating a much more compact motorcycle. The aluminium beam frame is constructed around the link front fork, which allows the engine to sit forward in the machine – as the front wheel moves up and down in a more vertical plane – while providing high quality suspension control and front-end stability thanks to its stiffness and reduced friction. Suspension damping can also be adjusted electrically.
Optimised for size, the new flat six-cylinder engine for 2018 lost none of its power, torque or addictive delivery. A new addition for 2018, Throttle By Wire (TBW) remains in 2020, with 4 rider modes; TOUR, SPORT, ECON and RAIN. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction while the suspension damping and Combined Brake System (CBS) alter depending on the mode selected. Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Idling Stop offer ease of use and improve fuel efficiency.
The manual transmission is 6-speed, while the DCT features 7-speeds, with clutch feel, shift speed and rpm range of up/downshifts tailored specifically to each riding mode. It also features a creep forward and back function. The manual machine employs the same reverse system as featured on previous designs and for 2020 both versions benefit from improved FI and DCT settings to further aid slow speed manoeuvrability.
Above all, a total sense of freedom can be found on the 2020 Gold Wing, with sheer riding enjoyment, performance matched by the stylish design. Aerodynamically efficient fairings channel air around the rider and the electric screen adjusts for preference; the seats provide all-day comfort. Features like the Smart Key system, Apple CarPlay™ and Bluetooth connectivity bring outstanding convenience.

· Taut lines with a contemporary edge show off the motorcycle underneath
· Electric windscreen adjustable for angle and height
· Cruise control operates smoothly via Throttle By Wire (TBW)
· Ample luggage capacity for touring; top box takes 2 full-face helmets
· 7-inch TFT display provides navigation and audio information
· Apple CarPlay™ allows iPhone users to use their device
· Full LED lighting and auto-cancelling indicators
· Smart Key control adds convenience for ignition and luggage
· ‘Tour’ versions now come with LED fog lights as standard
· Outlets for two USB cables for 2020
· Bigger grab handles for even greater passenger comfort on ‘Tour’ versions