Honda Gold Wing first appeared in the mid 70’s as a comfortable motorcycle. The automaker stepped away from the sportbike image in order to create an extremely large template that can carry a lot of baggage. However, Honda decided that it is time for a rebirth of their flagship motorcycle. The 2018 model sports Apple CarPlay introducing this industry into the tech era.
The New Honda Gold Wing Is Lighter than Ever Before
Honda wanted to make a faster, lighter, and more progressive motorbike. This vision was fully incorporated in the new 2018 Honda Gold Wing. The supercruiser is now featuring cutting-edge upgrades such as new chassis, innovative engine, and the 21st-century technology. This combination might be the winning recipe for high sales.
On Tuesday evening, the company unveiled the new machine at Santa Barbara’s Museum of Exploration and Innovation. The engine is still based on a six-cylinder mold.
However, the main changes around this machine targeted the materials. The team behind this project managed to cut out more than 80 pounds from the original weight. The massive reduction will make bikers feel the engine more sharply. The performance has a lot to gain from this new weight.
The new motorcycle offers four ride modes. Users can switch between them whenever they want for austere weather, fuel economy, sports riding or touring. On top of that, some models offer control over adjustable torque. All new Gold Wings will come with keyless ignition, cruise control, and a special function for starting the engine on a hill.
The Revamped Honda Supercruiser Is the First Motorcycle to Enter the Tech Era
Nonetheless, the most innovative aspect of this latest Honda model is the fact that it learned a lot from the modern tech era. The company called its latest product as an ‘industry first.’ That’s thanks to the fact that the motorcycle comes with a display that can run Apple CarPlay.
The chassis now supports 110 liters of storage through three cases. The passenger seat is comfortable to better enjoy long-distance riding. The 2018 model comes with a competitive price tag of $23,500. However, for added features such as airbags or destination charges clients will have to go up as much as $31,500. Enthusiasts can test one such machine from dealers as early as February.
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