2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT
- Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT
2018 Honda® Gold Wing® Tour Automatic DCT THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE TOURING MACHINE
This is a bike 43 years in the making. Rebuilt from the road up. Refined inside and out. Ready for anything. There s a new engine. New front suspension. Available 7-speed DCT. All in a more agile body that s over 85 pounds lighter. You ll also find the latest in technology, including Apple CarPlayTM integration, and five distinct trim levels to suit your style. The 2018 Gold Wing is designed to push the limits of what a touring bike can be. And expand the adventure beyond anything imagined.
Features may include:PERFORMANCE
The Gold Wing s horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is famously smooth and powerful. We ve kept that same overall architecture, but it s an all-new 1833cc powerplant for 2018, and over 13 pounds lighter (more than 8 pounds for the DCT versions).
- ALUMINUM CYLINDERS SLEEVES
High-strength aluminum cylinder sleeves help reduce weight, increase cooling efficiency, and reduce engine length. The 73mm cylinder bore and short, high-strength crankshaft also help make the engine more compact.
- UNICAM CYLINDER HEAD DESIGN
The new engine uses four-valve, Unicam® cylinder head design. That improves engine performance and power, and also contributes to the engine s weight reduction. The four-valve per cylinder design is also a big part of the new Gold Wing s improved fuel efficiency.
- 7-SPEED AUTOMATIC DCT TRANSMISSION
This is huge news for 2018. For the first time ever, the Gold Wing is available with a brand new 7-Speed Automatic DCT. The shifts in this version are faster and smoother than ever, and the overdrive seventh gear is perfect for highway cruising.HANDLING
- DOUBLE WISHBONE FRONT SUSPENSION
One look and your eyes will immediately go to the Gold Wing s radical, new Honda-engineered double-wishbone front suspension. The innovative design changes the path the wheel travels through the suspension stroke, and that lets us move both the engine and the rider/passenger closer to the front wheel. You get more room, and stellar handling.
This latest generation all-aluminum frame is significantly lighter and more compact than previous editions. State-of-the-art die-casting lets us fine-tune chassis rigidity, giving you both a smooth ride and precise handling.
- SWING ARM/REAR SUSPENSION
Using our proprietary single-sided Pro Arm® design, the aluminum swingarm still houses the Gold Wing s shaft drive. The swingarm links to the frame using a new, patented pivot structure that both increases stiffness and reduces weight. You get responsive handling and a smoother ride