The trailer image is being uploaded to Honda’s BigWing social media identifier. BigWing is the company’s vertical two-wheeler, which only sells high-quality products. Now, delving into the details of the new 2021 Honda Gold Wing, the company’s flagship touring bike is already on sale in multiple global markets. The 2021 Honda Gold Wing engine is a 1,833cc liquid-cooled flat six-cylinder engine that is good at developing horsepower and torque ratings of 125hp and 170Nm. In addition, the bicycle also offers a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with reverse gear.
Honda Gold Wing – Chassis
One of the highlights of this generation of Honda Gold Wing is a new chassis that is lighter and stronger than its predecessor. It is suspended by a single double-wishbone front suspension, and the rear uses a pre-load adjustable pro-link single shock absorber. The Tour variant has some adjustments to the suspension settings to improve comfort, especially when riding two people.
Honda Gold Wing – Engine and Transmission
Compared with the 2018 models, BS6 Honda Gold Wing has an improved fuel injection system. The company said that the Fi system has been further improved to improve low-speed maneuverability. The 1,833 cc, six-cylinder, the liquid-cooled engine can produce 126 hp at 5,500 rpm and 170 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through the axle drive system.
In addition to improving the fuel injection system, Honda also updated Gold Wing’s 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission) hardware and software, again seeking to improve low-end driving performance. The DCT system is smoother and quieter in operation. This is achieved by using noise-reducing rubber on both ends of the fork rail and the main boom of the gearbox.
In addition, a spring shock absorber is installed between the clutch and the main shaft to reduce noise and shock when shifting gears. The DCT version also has a crawling function, which allows you to crawl more easily when driving on densely trafficked streets.
Honda Gold Wing – Equipment
Honda Gold Wing is the flagship motorhome in Japan, so it seems that there is no shortage of features. The list includes full LED lights, a 7.0-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth connection, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The audio system of BS6 Gold Wing has been updated with 45-watt speakers, optimized automatic volume adjustment levels, and standard XM radio antennas.
DCT models are equipped with reverse gear, while Gold Wing Tour models will be equipped with LED fog lights and airbags. In terms of electronics, there are hill start assist, cruise control, and four driving modes: travel, sports, economy, and rain.
Honda Gold Wing – Color, price, and availability
Honda also introduced two new colors, matte black metallic paint with DCT and pearl white finishes, and dark pearl gray provided by Tour models with DCT and airbags. Honda did not make any changes to the design, and Gold Wing continues to look eye-catching with its large LED lights and fairing.
However, the rear seats of the Tour model have been redesigned with a larger roof box at the rear. This should be enough to accommodate two full-face helmets. The price of the BS6 Honda Gold Wing should be a bit higher than the 26-30 lakh rupees of the BS4 motorcycle equipped with DCT. After it is launched in India, it will only be sold at Honda’s Big Wing dealers. Keep the price.