Goldwing Tour Premium
INTRODUCING THE GOLDWING TOUR PREMIUMThe Goldwing remains Honda's most pristine touring model with its unique ability to make long-distance travel a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience. 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. Over 40 years of development has moulded the new-generation Goldwing, a superb touring experience for rider and passenger.
You'll notice a couple of things about the Goldwing's windscreen. First, it's electrically controlled, moving both up and down over an 125mm range for the Goldwing Tour models (104mm for the Goldwing) as well as changing its angle as it raises and lowers. Plus, it automatically remembers the last setting. As you sit closer to the windscreen, it has a narrower, lower, more sporting profile, yet still offers excellent protection.
The horizontally-opposed, 1,833cc six-cylinder engine punches out an arm-tugging 170Nm of torque@ 5,500rpm - it's the heart of the Honda Goldwing. The Goldwing's engine uses a four-valve, which is also a big part of the Gold Wing's superior fuel efficiency.
Your new Goldwing features an electronic smart key. When the key is in close proximity (say, in your jacket pocket), you can just hop on, press a button, and ride off. An "answer back" feature lets you find your bike in the dark or in crowded rally parking.
You'll notice that the Goldwing's front turn signals are integrated into the rear-view mirrors and use three LEDs each. The rear LED turn signals are built into the tail- and brake-light assembly for a clean, integrated look. Best of all, they're self-cancelling.
LOW SPEED REVERSE
Available on the Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT and ES models, this is the transmission of the future. Inside, it's as tough as a conventional manual, with steel gears throughout. You can let it shift for you, or paddle shifters in the manual mode give you full control. Four settings (Drive, Sport 1, 2, and 3) let you pick what's right for your riding conditions.
HONDA SELECTABLE TOURQUE CONTROL
On our Goldwing Tour models, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) constantly monitors your bike's rear-wheel speed and adjusts torque instantly. It's a great feature when riding in the rain, on sandy, gritty roads, over wet leaves, or anywhere else where surface conditions can compromise traction.
The Goldwing pioneered the concept of a motorcycle airbag and continues to lead the way with the Goldwing Tour Premium DCT Airbag model, it goes that extra mile towards increased rider safety.
Standard equipment on the Goldwing Tour models and available as an accessory on the Goldwing. The combined capacity between the trunk and saddlebag is 110 litres, plenty to hold what you need for a weekend away. Accessories include an integrated brake light, an auto-on interior light and a luggage rack.
The Goldwing was one of the first touring bikes to offer Cruise Control and with our stellar throttle-by-wire system, it's better than ever.
The Goldwing Tour Premium is available in Pearl Glare White and Darkness Black Metallic colours.
|ENGINE TYPE||1833cc, liquid-cooled, longitudinal, 4-stroke, horizontally opposed 6-cylinder (F6)|
|BORE & STROKE||73 x 73mm|
|CARBURATION||Programmed fuel Injection(PGM-FI)|
|IGNITION||Computer controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping|
|TRANSMISSION||7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission|
|DIMENSIONS||2,575mm x 905mm x 1430 (low screen) 1555 (high)|
|FRONT||130/70R - 18 inch|
|REAR||180/60R - 16 inch|
|FRONT||2x 320mm discs, Combined ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)|
|REAR||1x 316mm disc, Combined ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)|
|COLOUR||Candy Ardent Red/Darkness Black Metallic and Darkness Black Metallic.|