Honda spoils future owners of the 2009 Gold Wing with the addition of XM Radio featuring traffic and weather reporting capabilities, plus an automatic tire pressure monitoring system proving once again that finding new solutions for the customers needs is THE way to stay strong in this business.
Take this example! Jon Brough is a Police Sergeant whose life took a radical turn after he was shot in the face by a murder suspect who he had followed in 2006. After two years of medical attention both from medics and his wife Wendy, the ex Sergeant is about to accomplish its dream of getting back on the saddle after he had won a safety kit.
The kit involves a driver (in this case Jon’s wife, Wendy) which is supposed to ride along the sightless person and constantly give him indications of speed, direction, etc.
But how did the 50-years-old win this awesome kit? A member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Brough was entered by members of the group in a competition for a kit for a Lehman Trike, a three-wheeled vehicle with a passenger seat. Motorcycle enthusiast and comedian Jay Leno will present the kit in a ceremony in California (so that is why we can’t yet show pictures of it, not that we have them).
But as the whole point is to ride an actual bike, the Blue Knights are raising funds for buying a 2008 Honda Gold wing and adapting the kit on it. You can also contribute by making checks payable to Blue Knights Illinois Chapter 14 and send them to BK IL 14, P.O. Box 24353, Belleville, Ill. 62223, with “Jon Brough Bike Fund” on the memo line.
It is amazing how nowadays technology and innovation can practically beat someone’s faith. A few years ago, we’ve seen a similar story only that the blind person drove a sport car up to its top speed along its father driving another car while constantly giving him indications. From that we’ve learned that such things can only be done in a straight line, especially when it comes to a motorcycle.
In Japan, when it comes to towing cars, things tend to look extremely innovative. Ok, but this is the motorcycles section, you’ll say and I couldn’t agree more. That is why I would like to share with you the towing Honda Goldwing, a specially adapted piece of machinery which will hook you up with an illegal parking ticket if you’re traveling to Japan and take the bad habits with you. Who knows, maybe it would even be present around the globe.
Now it its 33rd year of production, the legendary Gold Wing remains the gold standard of luxury touring, thanks to satellite navigation, a premium audio system, a cold-weather comfort package, an industry-first fully integrated airbag and unrivaled performance.
Luxury touring. The powerful 1832cc flat-six Gold Wing has always defined this class. And new for 2006, the Gold Wing Premium Audio, Comfort Package, Navi & ABS model features anti-lock brakes, the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigationâ„¢ and other exclusive features. It’s in a class of its own.
NEWPORT - "You’ve got the air hitting you, you’ve got the stereo cranking, and you just hit the country roads and go," says Larry Kiefer. Sitting astride a luxurious, fat, 2006 Gold Wing Honda, Mr. Kiefer is describing part of the allure of motorcycling for legions of county residents who now are hitting the roads after a winter season that overstayed its welcome. Indeed, motorcycle ownership is riding a 12-year growth curve, though Mr. Kiefer was way ahead of that curve. "I (...) More
The 2007 Honda Gold Wing elevates luxury motorcycling to a higher plane with the advent of satellite navigation, 80-watt-per-channel premium audio, a cold-weather comfort package and an industry-first fully integrated rider airbag available on the full-featured version.
Luxury touring. The powerful 1832cc flat-six Gold Wing has always defined this class. And new for 2006, the Gold Wing Premium Audio, Comfort Package & Navi features a fully integrated, flash-card based Honda Satellite-Linked Navigationâ„¢. Available only on the 2006 Gold Wing. It’s in a class of its own.
Luxury touring. The powerful 1832cc flat-six Gold Wing has always defined this class. The Gold Wing Premium Audio & Cold-weather Comfort model features the heated grips, heated seats and adjustable warm-air vents. And the new Premium Audio package keeps your ears comfy, too. It’s in a class of its own.
Luxury touring. The powerful 1832cc flat-six Gold Wing has always defined this class. And new for 2006, the Gold Wing Premium Audio model features six speaker elements and an 80-watts per channel external amplifier. You can even add an optional six-disc CD player. It’s in a class of its own.