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10 fun facts about the 2018 GL1800 Honda Gold Wing

10 fun facts about the 2018 GL1800 Honda Gold Wing

by Honda UK / January 10th / Published in Honda UK - The Engine Room
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Here’s everything you need to know about the most luxurious touring motorbike out next year, the 2018 GL1800 Honda Gold Wing, featuring a new chassis, engine and suspension system.

Fact 1:

1975 wasthe release date of the first Honda Gold Wing.

Fact 2:

1,833cc The displacement of the new liquid-cooled, four stroke, 24-valve SOHC flat six-cyclinder engine, 124.7bhp @5,500rpm & peak torque 170Nm @ 4,500rpm.

Fact 3:

Six-speed manual transmission as standard with Honda's third generation seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) available.

Fact 4:

40% Dual-fork steering input making the new Gold wing 40% nimbler, 30% Double wishbone front suspension the result: a front end that's now 30% smoother.

Fact 5:

4 Ride Modes, 1: TOUR For comfort, with default damping and front/rear brake force distribution, 2: SPORT For performance, with strong acceleration, firmer damping and rear brake lever pressure, 3: ECON For fuel economy, with a lower throttle-to-butterfly ratio, default damping and brake force, 4: RAIN, For control, with default braking force distribution and soft suspension damping.

Fact 6:

HSTC, D-CBS, HAS, TBW all as standard with Idling Stop and Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) also available with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) version

Fact 7:

2 variants: The GL1800 Gold Wing 'Tour' and the GL1800 Gold Wing 'Tour' with DCT and air bag.

Fact 8:

365kg Kerb weight, 48kg less than the previous model.

Fact 9:

50.4mpg Fuel consumption 21.1 litres Fuel tank capacity

Fact 10:

"We've made the Gold Wing smaller and lighter and we've added all the technological harware and software the modern rider would wish for". Yutaka Nakanishi, Large Project Leader for the new Gold Wing