Honda Gold Wing GL1800 is one of the best and most expensive bikes of the Japanese Giant, Honda. The bike has earned great reputation since 1975 and holds the title of world’s best touring motorcycle. This bike was introduced in India on its 40th anniversary with a unique avatar having anniversary emblem and wings on its gigantic fairing, luggage box and key. The emblem can also be seen at the pillion seat. It’s a powerful bike and is the best in its own class with amazing features and creature comfort. It’s an adorable bike which has the capability to turn a simple bendy lane into a theme park. It’s an engineering enigma which will give you a whole new touring experience by enjoying open air and the fast overtakes.
IN DEPTH ANALYSIS:
Gold Wing is a complete pack of incredible riding with six- speaker 80 Watt SRS surround sound system along with USB connectivity enabling you to easily connect your phones. The bike is available in an Airbag variant too which adds up to the safety feature of the bike and hence demand a higher premium. If we look at power of GL1800, then it is equipped with an 1832 cc flat- six, liquid cooled engine which can produce a power output of 116 bhp at 2200 rpm and a torque of 167 Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine of the bike is an opposed Flat 6 which is used to keep the weight and centre of gravity low and to reduce the vibration. The engine is paired with a five speed transmission with unique feature of electric reverse gear to drive the 8 feet long beast backward.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE:
Gold Wing has got a twin- spar aluminum frame which not only makes this bike to weigh less but also is very stiff and rigid. The front suspension of the bike has an astonishing 45 mm fork with anti- drive and 140 mm travel. GL 1800 comes with a pro- arm single sided swing arm at the rear side which has a 2 setting memory with electric preloaded adjustment. Hauling this bike becomes easier with 296 mm discs in the front with 3 piston calipers and at the rear is the 316 mm disc. The combined braking system and ABS provides optimum braking to the bike. Other features are the five position heated grip, electronic cruise control system, adjustable heated seat adding to the comfort level and a foot warming system.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:
Honda Gold Wing GL1800 is a premium bike which gives a tough competition to bikes like Harley Davidson Street Glide Special and the BMW K1600GT. It is available in two color schemes- Two tone candy prominence red/ graphite black and Pearl glare white paint scheme. The bike is price at Rs. 30,48,500
Honda is an established name in the motor bike industry. It is a company which understands the needs of the customer and keeps on launching bikes for different section of customers. It has been successful in gaining the confidence of its customers through the new and latest bikes launched by it, which are fully loaded with amazing features and a long list of brilliant spec sheet.
Honda gold wing is one of the successful bikes launched by the Japanese giant Honda which adds another star to the company’s profile. It’s a fascinating bike which caters to the regular commute having a reasonable performance and good efficiency. It is highly advisable to wear all safety gears before riding.
Have a great and safe riding experience.