All new 2018 Honda Goldwing revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show is the same motorcycle which infamous for having a reverse gear
Yes. You have heard it right. Honda has finally unveiled the 2018 Goldwing at the Tokyo Motor Show early in the morning. The Japan-based company has finally given a design makeover to its iconic tourer in 17 years! The bike has been a huge hit in the North American market, and is expected to hit the Indian shores by the next year.
2018 Honda Goldwing has been ‘redesigned from the wheels up’, and includes new features such as ride by wire throttle, four riding modes along with Hill Start assist. Best part is, the Goldwing now comes with Honda’s Third-gen DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) that we have seen earlier in the Africa Twin. The transmission comprises of two shift modes, MT and AT. MT stands for manual shift mode, where the gear changes can be controlled by the lever mounted switch. AT stands for automated shift mode, in which the gear shifts are automatic.
2018 Honda Goldwing now comes with an all new chassis, featuring an aluminium beam frame, double wishbone front suspension, and a single sided Pro-arm, with rear spring preload and damping electronically adjustable. The engine is where it all comes down to. Powered by an 1832cc flat-six engine, the 2017 Goldwing churns out 118hp and has a torque figure of 167Nm. We may expect some engine upgrades in the 2018 one.
2017 has been a great year for HMSI, with the sales of their motorcycles and scooters reporting a growth of 34%, selling 578,929 units in April 2017 against 431,065 units in April 2016. With this, the company inches closer to maintaining a market share of 34% in the Financial Year 2016-17. With the launch of Goldwing, the company plans to expand the sales of more premium motorcycles in India. The bike comes to direct competition with BMW K1600GTL, Harley Davidson Road Glide and Indian Roadmaster.