2015 Honda Gold Wing
The Honda Gold Wing is fitted with a wide range of features and accessories that were especially designed to help you cover long distances in full comfort.
Designed for long journey lovers, the Honda Gold Wing is propelled by a strong horizontally opposed liquid-cooled, SOHC, six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1832 cc. The engine features Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and is mated on a five speed transmission with overdrive and electric reverse.
Among the features offered by the motorcycle you will find a satelite navigation system, an airbag, CM satellite radio, heated grips and seat and a modern audio system with surround sound.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that this year, the company celebrates the 40th Anniversary Edition of the Gold Wing.
The Honda Gold Wing is offered with a base price of $23,999.
Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Gold Wing.
2015 Honda Gold Wing
Engine:Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Energy:Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Top Speed:137 mph (Est.)
Your Journey Starts Here
No motorcycle has changed the concept of touring like the Honda Gold Wing. A horizontally opposed engine offering power, performance, and perfect smoothness. Shaft final drive. A chassis designed for day-long comfort. And over the last four decades, the Gold Wing has just gotten better and better, and touring riders have had it better and better too—full-coverage bodywork, bigger engines, more cylinders, better chassis, more power, integrated luggage.
So this year it’s time to celebrate with a special 40th Anniversary Edition—our 2015 Gold Wing, a motorcycle that’s come to define what a touring bike can be, and to set the standards for luxury on two wheels.
Take a week off—or even just a weekend. Pack up the Gold Wing’s saddlebags. Settle in behind that full-coverage windshield and bodywork. And point it down the road to someplace you’ve never been.
Or plan your lifetime trip, and program it in to the Gold Wing’s navi system. You see, the Gold Wing doesn’t dictate how or where you ride—it lets you live the dream, and lets you take a lucky passenger along too.
2015 Honda Gold Wing Key Features:
Special 40th Anniversary Edition
Forty years ago, we introduced our first Gold Wing, and this year it’s time to celebrate! Your new Gold Wing features special 40th Anniversary badging and emblems. You already know that a Gold Wing sets the standards for luxury touring, and it has for the last four decades.
Gold Wing Timeline
With 40 years of Gold Wing models, there’s a lot of innovation and history. Take a look back through the Gold Wing line-up from 1975 till now.
Every Honda journey is fueled by planning and preparation. Excitement and anticipation. And to help you get the most out of your next journey, we bring you the Gold Wing family of motorcycles: our pure-muscle Valkyrie. Our versatile F6B. And our flagship Gold Wing — the standard in long-distance touring.
You can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s available navi system. You can share your trips with friends, or download routes from others. And when you’re using your navi system, you’ll notice features like a lane guidance/junction view feature and a GPS receiver that captures satellite signals faster.
It Just Keeps Getting Better
Add XM®’s incredible line-up of entertainment programming, and the available XM® NavTraffic® and NavWeather™ features, you can stay on course and ahead of bad weather.**XM Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather are available on the 2015 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM, Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS and airbag models. XM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after the first 90 days.
Four Performance Packages
We offer the Gold Wing in four distinct performance package options, with exclusive features like Premium Surround Audio; XM® Radio with navigation, traffic, and weather; trip planner; a tire pressure monitoring system; ABS; heated grips and seat; and even one with the industry’s first airbag.
2015 Honda Gold Wing Features and Benefits:
The Best. And Proud Of It.
If there’s one thing that sets a Honda apart, it’s our dedication to superior engineering. Make that two things—in addition to that innovative design, Honda’s build quality is second to none. You can see it in your Gold Wing’s fit and finish. But you also see it in how well your Gold Wing runs, and for how long. The Honda Gold Wing is the absolute gold standard in motorcycling, that’s for sure. You’ll realize it on your first ride. But, more important, you’ll still know it’s true 1,000 rides later.
40ᵗʰ Anniversary Badging
2015 is a special year for the Honda Gold Wing, and we’re celebrating with a special 40ᵗʰ Anniversary badge, located Front face cowl, rear trunk lid, above the glove box, passenger seat emboss, and key.
Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Checking tire pressure can be a hassle—except when you’re riding a Gold Wing with our Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). A pair of monitors keeps track of both front and rear tire pressures, and the dashboard readout is updated once per minute. They’ll send you an alert if either tire is significantly underinflated.
Wheels that are clear coated from the factory give you an improved appearance and easier to clean.
Improved Ride Quality
Suspension settings revised through repeated testing and your feedback are a part of the reason your Gold Wing offers handling that can put many a sportbike to shame. Gold Wings have always offered the best overall handling of any touring machine, but these settings really improve things when you decide to dial it up a notch.
The Gold Wing’s design aims for a more integrated appearance, with a sporting edge and visual flow line linking the front to the rear, and an integrated taillight and saddlebag treatment. New this year: special blacked-out trim on our Red/Black model. Other touches include redesigned front fascia and air intake, blacked-out headlight garnish and instrument panel fonts.
Our sturdy, ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly four inches of travel.
Satellite-Linked Navigation System
Our exclusive Honda design and technology gives you the best available fully integrated GPS-based navi system on two wheels, featuring a brighter color LCD screen and step-by-step verbal directions via Gold Wing’s sound system. Additional features include a lane guidance feature, junction view and 3-D terrain view. Plus, with TripPlanner.Honda.com, you can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s navi system.
XM® Satellite Radio/Weather/Traffic
Want to listen to the radio you want, no matter where you ride? With our XM-equipped models you get a free 90-day trial subscription included with your XM-equipped Gold Wing. This was the first integrated implementation of Satellite radio on a motorcycle, and still offers the most features, including traffic (XM Nav Traffic) and weather (XM Nav Weather) in addition to regular XM programs. (Separate subscription required after 90-day trial.)
The airbag-equipped Gold Wing boasts the industry’s first (and only) production motorcycle airbag system. The motorcycle’s fork incorporates two sensors to detect a frontal impact. Someday all motorcycles may offer this feature, but right now only a Gold Wing gives you this choice.
Heated grips, a heated rider’s seat and a heated passenger seat/backrest, all with individual rider and passenger controls. There’s even a foot-warming system for cold mornings!
Non-airbag models also get a center-mounted lockable glove box for added convenience, boosting the cockpit area storage capacity to 2.8 liters.
1832cc Liquid-Cooled, Fuel-Injected Engine
The Gold Wing’s fuel-injected, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is exceptionally smooth and incredibly powerful. The horizontally opposed “flat” six-cylinder design offers a lower center of gravity for an improved ride and a lighter handling feel.
Improved Wind and Weather Protection
The 2015 Gold Wing’s layered-surface bodywork does more than just look great. It offers superior wind and weather protection around your lower legs, so you’ll experience less buffeting and warmer legs on those cool days.
Pro-Arm Rear Swingarm
The Gold Wing’s MotoGP-inspired single-sided cast-aluminum swingarm is super-rigid and lightweight with reduced unsprung weight, delivering sharper, sportier handling. Its unique Pro-Arm® design mates up with Honda’s patented Pro-Link® rear suspension, featuring electronically adjustable hydraulic preload settings for various riding and load conditions.
Seat Cover and Urethane Seat Material
A special touch: The Gold Wing offers a special 40th Anniversary logo on the rear seat this year. Both the rider and passenger will feel the difference that our urethane seat material makes. The waterproof cover also features a sporty custom perforated look too. A day in the saddle never felt so good!
Audio System with Surround Sound
Featuring a surround-sound system that’s tuned exclusively for the Gold Wing. When using the speakers (SRS CS Auto*), the audio image is enhanced along with deep low tones, producing a powerful surround sound. When using the headsets (SRS Headphone**), you’ll hear a three-dimensional sound field brimming with realistic sound. (SRS CS Auto* and SRS Headphone** are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.)
Outstanding Storage Capacity
With a total capacity luggage capacity of over 150 liters—including trunk and fairing pockets—the Gold Wing lets you carry plenty of gear for you and your passenger, keep it secure and out of the weather, and helps you stay organized in the process.
It’s easy to connect a compatible Apple® iPod® player or other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files, and control them through the Gold Wing’s audio controls. The connector is located in the lockable trunk, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.
|Engine Type||Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder|
|Bore and Stroke||74mm x 71mm|
|Induction||Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping|
|Valve Train||SOHC; two valves per cylinder|
|Transmission||Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse|
|Front Suspension||45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 4.8 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel|
|Front Brake||Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper|
|Trail||109mm (4.3 inches)|
|Seat Height||29.1 inches|
|Curb Weight||904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||6.6 gallons|
|Miles Per Gallon||35 MPG - Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.|
|Emissions||Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.|
|Available Colors||Black, Light Silver Metallic and Candy Red/Black|
|Factory Warranty||Three Years, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.|
"Hard to believe, but Honda has been building Gold Wing motorcycles for 40 years, ever since Gerald Ford occupied the White House and the Ford Mustang II was rolling off the Dearborn, Michigan, assembly line. Yes, that long ago. And now, fittingly, Honda is introducing a special version of its long-distance highway hauler to celebrate those four decades of production. Called the GL1800 40th Anniversary Edition, this special 2015 Honda Gold Wing arrives in October, priced from $23,999 to $30,599." — Cycle World
"The most important of 2015 Honda Gold Wing upgrade is represented by the new layered design of the fairing, which is said to provide lass buffeting and better wind protection, especially in the rider’s leg area. Even more, the 2015 Gold Wing also sports a leg-warming system for the rider, most likely based on air heated up by the engine and routed conveniently." — Autoevolution