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BIMS 2018: Honda displays top-of-the-line Goldwing

BIMS 2018: Honda displays top-of-the-line Goldwing image

MotoPinas.com / Jose Altoveros | April 16, 2018 16:32

The most expensive 2018 Goldwing is the GL1800DA Tour "Airbag Automatic DCT"

While there are several trims of the all-new Goldwing to choose from, Honda decided to showcase the top-of-the-line version at the 2018 Bangkok International Motor Show: the GL1800DA Goldwing Tour “Airbag Automatic DCT.”

The 2018 Goldwing is powered by a 1,833 cc flat-six engine rated to make more peak power than before — 126 PS at 5,500 rpm and 170 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. It gets new double-wishbone front suspension (which integrates a Showa shock between the wishbones), and a Pro Arm single-sided swingarm with a rear mono shock incorporated with shaft drive. The new tourer is also a tad more compact in size, and now boasts four valves per cylinder.

BIMS 2018: Honda Goldwing

The next-generation 2018 Goldwing has been improved on many fronts. The base model is now up to 48 kg lighter thanks to weight-saving changes to the engine, chassis, and swingarm. It’s been updated with Honda’s new electronic Ride-By-Wire aids, four ride modes, cruise control, Idling Stop, Hill Start Assist, and Honda Selectable Traction Control. The new Goldwing also supports Apple Carplay.

BIMS 2018: Honda Goldwing

The Goldwing Tour is a higher-spec version of the base Goldwing with additional features such as electronically adjustable suspension, heated grips, a 50 L top box, rear speakers, a center stand, and a shorter windscreen. Above that… The 2018 GL1800DA Goldwing Tour “Airbag Automatic DCT” comes equipped with Honda’s heavier seven-speed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) — that includes low-speed reverse and walking mode, which come especially handy getting in and out of parking on inclines. It also receives Honda’s prototype airbag system.

BIMS 2018: Honda Goldwing

Like the other trims, the Goldwing Tour “Airbag Automatic DCT” brakes with dual 320 mm discs and two radially mounted six-piston calipers up front, and a single 316 mm unit with a three-piston caliper out back. Honda’s Dual Combined Brake System and ABS come standard. Seat height is measured at 747 mm, with fuel tank capacity at 21 L. This range-topper is sold at an MSRP of $31,500 USD, with a two-tone color scheme of Candy Arden Red and Black.

BIMS 2018: Honda Goldwing

The recently concluded 39th Bangkok International Motor Show was staged from March 27 to April 8, 2018 at the IMPACT Challenger Halls 1-3 at Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand.