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2018 Goldwing Tour

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INTRODUCING THE 2018 GOLDWING TOUR

The 2018 Goldwing Tour is the manual variant in the new-generation Goldwing series. Completely redesigned-the first in 17 years. A more fulfilling, superb riding experience to riders and passengers.

2018 Goldwing Tour Handling

HANDLING

The new Goldwing Tour has hill start assist and cruise control, ideal for long range highway cruising. For the first time in a large motorcycle, Honda has adopted an ISG (Integrated Starter Generator) which integrates the starter motor generator functions into one compact unit for further weight reduction and mass centralisation.

With the following smart systems now installed, the 2018 Goldwing has become more convenient and easier to use. The smart systems are activated by the exclusively designed smart key and include: System for tuning ON or OFF the ignition. It has now become possible to turn ON or OFF the ignition and lock the handlebars while just carrying the smart key. It is possible to open and close the saddlebags and rear luggage box without the hassle of actual key operation, as long as the customer carries the smart key with them. Vehicle finder system where pushing and holding the Call button of the smart key results in the hazard lamp flashing. The Emergency Stop Signal system (ESS) assumes the function of promptly warning the following vehicles of sudden heavy braking by automatically activating the hazard lights.

High-grade textures, 7-inch full-colour TFT liquid crystal display screen and its three-dimensional design, offer a cockpit view with both a luxurious feel and cutting-edge characteristics, worthy of the flagship model’s cockpit. Tyre pressure is displayed as a numerical figure in the bottom left area of the meter. As well as offering the latest technologies and features for the audio systems, the new Goldwing offers the Apple Car-Play system enabling access to wide-ranging information.

2018 Goldwing Tour Power Unit

POWER UNIT

For 2018, the engine offers a smooth and powerful new-generation F6 power unit. A re-designed unique liquid-cooled, longitudinal, 4-stroke, horizontally opposed 6-cylinder (F6) 1800cc engine that is substantially lighter and more compact.

The newly designed engine utilizes Unicam technology with a compact 4-valve cylinder head resulting in a lightweight package and as a first for the Goldwing, a Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) system has been adopted. The selectable Riding Mode system better accommodates different riding conditions and the new position of the engine allows for extra space for the rider’s feet. Other wide-ranging measures that helped achieve weight reduction include the use of aluminium cylinder sleeves, a change made in the camshaft material and a revision of the cooling water routes.

The 6-speed manual transmission system has lowered the engine speed when cruising at around 100 km/h, considerably improving engine noise. Also, a cam damper was installed between the clutch and the transmission, with the role of separating each of their inertial masses. This has reduced the noise and shock when shifting into gear and substantially improved the shift sound quality, as well as enhancing durability of the transmission at the same time.

HISTORY

Launched as the GL1000 in 1975 its horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine was not only physically different, it felt very different with a silky output perfect for long days in the saddle. A six-cylinder, 1500cc overhaul in 1987 saw the Goldwing once again state its intent and purpose to benchmark the ultimate touring machine.

The core appeal of the Goldwing remains its unique ability to make long-distance travel a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience. 43 years of development have lead to the new-generation Goldwing Series, 'the Premium Tourer' drastically renovated to offer a more superb riding experience for rider and passenger.

ELECTRONICS

The new Goldwing Tour has hill start assist and cruise control, ideal for long range highway cruising. For the first time in a large motorcycle, Honda has adopted an ISG (Integrated Starter Generator) which integrates the starter motor generator functions into one compact unit for further weight reduction and mass centralisation.

With the following smart systems now installed, the 2018 Goldwing has become more convenient and easier to use. The smart systems are activated by the exclusively designed smart key and include: System for tuning ON or OFF the ignition. It has now become possible to turn ON or OFF the ignition and lock the handlebars while just carrying the smart key. It is possible to open and close the saddlebags and rear luggage box without the hassle of actual key operation, as long as the customer carries the smart key with them. Vehicle finder system where pushing and holding the Call button of the smart key results in the hazard lamp flashing. The Emergency Stop Signal system (ESS) assumes the function of promptly warning the following vehicles of sudden heavy braking by automatically activating the hazard lights.

High-grade textures, 7-inch full-colour TFT liquid crystal display screen and its three-dimensional design, offer a cockpit view with both a luxurious feel and cutting-edge characteristics, worthy of the flagship model’s cockpit. Tyre pressure is displayed as a numerical figure in the bottom left area of the meter. As well as offering the latest technologies and features for the audio systems, the new Goldwing offers the Apple Car-Play system enabling access to wide-ranging information.

TOURING FEATURES

• Refined shape• Updated ergonomics • Electric windscreen• Heated seats and grips • Luggage box and saddle bags and LED headlights and tail lights.

COLOUR

The Goldwing Tour is available in Pearl Hawkseye Blue

ENGINE
ENGINE TYPE 1833cc, liquid-cooled, longitudinal, 4-stroke, horizontally opposed 6-cylinder (F6)
BORE & STROKE 73 x 73mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.5:1
CARBURATION Programmed fuel Injection(PGM-FI)
IGNITION Computer controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
STARTER Electric
TRANSMISSION 6-speed
FINAL DRIVE Shaft
FRAME
DIMENSIONS 2,575mm x 925mm x 1430 (low screen) 1555 (high)
WHEELBASE 1,695mm
SEAT HEIGHT 745mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 130mm
FUEL CAPACITY 21L
KERB WEIGHT 379kg
TYRES
FRONT 130/70R - 18 inch
REAR 180/60R - 16 inch
SUSPENSION
FRONT Double wishbone
REAR Pro-Link Pro-Arm
BRAKES
FRONT 2x 320mm discs, Combined ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
REAR 1x 316mm disc, Combined ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
NOTES
COLOUR Pearl Hawkseye Blue