Low, forward engine placement and solid engine-mounting produce excellent road handling characteristics and impressive low-speed manoeuvrability.
Two 40 mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially designed Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors (PGM-FI). Fuel is delivered through four nozzle tips in each injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly combustible for optimum efficiency and power.
Electronic control unit (ECU) provides two digital 3-D fuel injection maps for each cylinder and one digital 3-D ignition map for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability. Unique knock-control sensors monitor ignition advance to improve performance throughout the entire rpm range.
Rotary Air Control Valve (RACV) maintains precise idle control under widely varying engine loads and operating temperatures.
Two side-mounted radiators enhance cooling efficiency and use low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators and beyond the rider at highway speeds.
The innovative aluminum frame is specifically engineered for optimum rigidity with tuned flex. This combination of rigidity and flexibility produces excellent handling, superb riding comfort and wonderful road feel.
Inherently smooth flat-six-cylinder engine also serves as a tuned stressed frame member. The solid engine-mounting system utilizes specially designed hangers and carefully matched mounting bolts to provide both excellent road feel and minimal engine vibration.
Cast aluminum 18 x 3.5-inch front wheel and 16 x 5.0-inch rear wheel are lightweight and strong. Radial touring tires are specifically engineered for the Gold Wing, providing a combination of excellent traction, cornering grip and long tire life.
Final Drive : Shaft
Five-speed transmission including overdrive, plus electric reverse
Powerful fuel-injected 1,832 cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power while surpassing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission standards. An ECU-controlled closed-loop emission control system utilizes two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust catalytic converters further reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides. And what’s more, efficient stainless steel six-into-two exhaust system produces a pleasing, powerful sound.
Silent-type camshaft chains with automatic adjusters provide reliable, maintenance-free operation. Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation and requires no 1,000 km service. The Nickalloy crankshaft bearing caps provide quiet operation throughout the engine's operating temperature range, and powerful 1,300-watt alternator uses a fluid-damper (viscous coupling) system to minimize alternator noise.
The Gold Wing’s drivetrain uses a sturdy eight-plate clutch with maintenance-free hydraulic-assist, and a precise-shifting five-speed transmission with a tall fifth gear for effortless highway cruising.
Engine cooling system features a series-flow coolant flow pattern that offers cold-start rideability and provides rapid engine warm-up. A compact water pump is mounted behind the engine and is driven directly by the crankshaft, contributing to quicker engine warm-up.
Dual full-floating 296 mm front discs with Dual-Combined Braking System three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316 mm rear disc with one Dual-Combined Braking System three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power. Honda's Dual-Combined Braking System features a second master cylinder and a three-stage proportional control valve (PCV) to couple the three-piston calipers of the dual front and single rear disc brakes. Using the front brake lever activates the outer two pistons of the front right-side caliper and the centre piston of the front left-side caliper and, acting through the secondary master cylinder and an inline proportioning valve, the outer two pistons of the rear caliper. The rear brake pedal operates the centre piston of the rear brake caliper, the centre piston of the front right-side brake caliper and the outer two pistons of the front left-side caliper. A delay valve sensitive to the rider's pedal pressure smoothes front brake engagement. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) features an electric-motor-driven modulator that provides rapid and precise braking-pressure adjustments, resulting in smooth ABS operation. The system incorporates an integrated ECU, self-diagnostics with an interactive ECU test function, and automatic protection against system failure. Massive 45 mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 122 mm (4.8 in.) of travel for a smooth yet superb ride.
Computer-controlled adjustable hydraulic rear suspension preload is easily set by the rider with push-button controls and features a two-position memory.
Unique damping system in the shaft drive utilizes a double-pipe structure, with a rubber-bonded coating applied to the inner pipe to absorb road shock and engine torque.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) automatically reads the inflation pressure of the front and rear tires and alerts you if it detects under-inflation.
The Gold Wing rigid Pro-Arm single-sided cast aluminum swingarm provides simplified servicing of the rear wheel and tire, while assuring optimum handling. The beautiful multi-box-section aluminum dual-spar frame sets new class standards for handling, and Pro-Link-mounted rear shock provides 105 mm (4.1 in.) of plush travel for relaxed touring or sportier riding.
Massive 45 mm front fork incorporates an anti-dive system that minimizes fork dive when braking. The system utilizes brake fluid pressure generated in the secondary Dual-Combined Braking System master cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by input from either the front brake lever or the rear brake pedal. This application of anti-dive and Dual-Combined Braking System produces enhanced stability when manoeuvring at both low speeds and highway speeds.
3 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus.
Seat Height : 740 mm (29.1 in.)
Fuel Capacity : 25 litres
Instrument cluster includes white-on-black analog displays for speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level, plus features adjustable backlighting and high-luminescence red pointers. Indicator/warning lights are provided for reverse, neutral, overdrive, oil pressure, fuel injection, high beam, sidestand, cruise on, cruise set and low fuel. A high-resolution LCD, housed in a separate module, is visible in all lighting conditions and displays the odometer, A/B tripmeter, ambient temperature, audio modes, CB, rear-suspension setting, trunk/saddlebag-open indicators and a clock.
Curb Weight : 417 kg (919 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
Colour: Matte Altair Silver Metallic
Warranty : 3 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus.
The parallel two-valve cylinder head design, together with side-mounted radiators, allows optimum ergonomics, with excellent rider foot room and a large passenger cockpit, and an ergonomically designed saddle with a low 740 mm (29.1 in.) seat height has a plush passenger seat with integral backrest and side support for all-day riding comfort. The five-position heated grips and five-position heated seat/backrest combination with individual rider and passenger controls for optimum comfort, and foot-warming system channels engine-heated air over the rider's feet and is controlled by a fairing-mounted lever.
The Gold Wing aerodynamic bodywork is functional as well as beautiful, providing excellent rider wind protection while reducing the aerodynamic drag coefficient. A simple yet ingenious ratcheting windshield-adjustment system provides six settings, over nearly 100 mm (4 inches) of travel and protection. Operated manually, the mechanism eliminates the weight and complexity of electric motors. The handsome two-piece aluminum handlebars are strong yet lightweight and the engine and saddlebag guards help protect the bodywork in case of a tip-over. To further protect its beauty, a silver powder-coated finish helps ensure the aluminum frame will remain beautiful for years to come. Headlight system features two 55-watt H7 low-beam and two 55-watt H7 high-beam bulbs with computer-designed multi-reflectors. In high-beam operation, all four bulbs produce a distinctive front lighting signature, and the motorized headlight aiming system is operated by a dial switch and provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from level.
Specially designed luggage features a remote-control key-lock, permitting pop-open rear trunk operation; a remote lock/unlock feature for the trunk and the saddlebags; and a horn-actuated bike locator. If remote locking is attempted while a lid is open, the emergency lights flash to alert the rider. The spacious luggage gives the Gold Wing a total capacity of well over 150 litres, including the fairing pockets. The saddlebag lids feature hydraulic dampers for smooth operation. Soft-touch plastic elastomer provides a luxurious feel to the front console, front and rear-pocket covers, and the passenger armrests.
Next-Generation Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System includes: a bright colour screen; quick satellite connection; 3-D terrain view, lane assist with junction view and more; complete Canada and U.S. mapping with points of interest installed; points-of-interest information includes fuel stations, restaurants, lodging, attractions, transportation, government and emergency information and saved rider’s input with home function; step-by-step verbal directions through headsets or speakers; on-screen text guidance and pop-up menus; easy-to-use handlebar and fairing-mounted controls; user-friendly programmability that allows you to plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s navi system or share them with friends. Next-Generation premium audio system includes: direct MP3/i-Pod® connectivity plus full device control through handlebar controls; SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system; 80-watt-per-channel power amplifier provides clear, crisp sound at all highway speeds; six-element speaker system with two rear speakers, a pair of front speakers and two tweeters for a rich, full surround sound quality; tuner features auto bass control combined with auto volume control.
Industry-first fully integrated rider airbag on a motorcycle. Four sensors mounted on the front fork measure the change in deceleration caused by an impact, and send that data to an ECU computer. If the ECU determines that a serious collision is in progress, it instantly instructs the airbag to deploy from a panel in the dash area. *Available only on the Gold Wing GL1800AD
Self-cancelling turn signals, dual helmet locks, fully illuminated handlebar and radio switches and fold-down antenna for easy storage are just some of the handy features included. Convenient ignition switch/fork lock adds security, padded passenger handrails and an easy-to-use centrestand are rider-friendly and the dual electric spiral horns trumpet a distinctive note that is a pleasure to hear.To make life easier, the Tire Pressure Management System (TPMS) automatically reads the inflation pressure of the front and rear tires and alerts you if it detects under-inflation, and an adjustable and closeable windshield vent routes fresh air to the rider's face or chest. The slow-speed electric reverse system is engaged with the simple push of the thumb controls on the right handlebar, and with the lightweight electronic cruise control system utilizing a 16-bit ECU-controlled, motor-actuated throttle mechanism – the rider can relax and enjoy the road. Maintenance-free features include: automatic choke, RACV automatic idle, programmed fuel injection, automatic cam-chain adjusters, 20-amp YTX maintenance-free sealed battery and computer-controlled hydraulic rear spring preload adjustment. For additional confidence there are adjustable brake and clutch levers, an extensive tool kit and a large 25-litre fuel tank that houses the PGM-FI fuel pump, providing excellent long-distance cruising range.
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