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Thursday, February 24, 2011

2012 Honda Gold Wing

The Honda Gold Wing has been the pinnacle of power sports touring since 1975, and when it comes to luxury and performance amalgamated into one engineering in motion, hardly anything else comes close, it's easily Honda's magnum opus to the motorcycle fraternity around the globe. For the calendar year 2012, Honda takes this legacy even further by -

  • New Body Work
  • Enhance Storage Capacity
  • iPod Connectivity
  • Urethane Seat Covers
  • Improved Ride Quality
  • Improved Wind Protection
  • Audio System with Surround Sound
  • Upgraded Satellite Linked Navigation system

It's really hard to imagine how do you improve upon something that's already so perfectly built, but it seems that at Honda the philosophy of making a motorcycle takes the other route.



Nothing much has changed in the spec sheet except for the fact that for the year 2012, the Honda Gold Wing has gained a curb weight of 9kg.


With the same 1832cc liquid cooled, horizontally opposed six cylinder engine, The new Honda Gold Wing is available in 4 variants -

Gold Wing Audio Comfort ($23,199)

Features
  • Heated grips
  • Seat and Foot warmers
  • Premium Surround Sound
  • Cruise Control
  • Electric Reverse
Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ($25,899)

Features


  • All features available on the Gold Wing Audio Comfort variant
  • Satellite Linked Navigation System
  • XM Radio

Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS ($27,099)

Features
  • All features available on the Gold Wing Audio Navi XM variant
  • Combined Anti-Lock Braking System
Gold Wing Airbag ($28,499)

Features
  • This is top model available for the 2012 Honda Gold Wing and has all the features from the above variants
  • Additionally has the first motorcycle Airbag system
For a 1832cc motor, no doubt that Honda Gold Wing bangs out some ponies short, but features like that of a super luxurious four wheeler, one is least bothered about the peak power delivery, all you need is enough power to caress your senses for a sublime ride.

For more details visit the official 2012 Honda Gold Wing website.
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6 comments:

  1. Hey dude,
    :-)
    Honda Goldwing is the Ultimate Touring Bike.

    I discovered this bike a week ago.I was astonished when first saw its dash.
    GPS,clock,speakers,so many buttons, big body, etc. MIND BLOWING.

    One can tour the full Golden Quadrilateral on this bike without any difficulty.

    I salute Honda for this.
    Really a best job.
    :-)

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  2. Absolutely man!! This is as good as a luxury car with the added fun of being close to nature!! Really the best in class.

    But yeah... in conditions like India, I wonder, how effective the Surround Sound Music System would be ;)

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  3. Ya :D

    They should provide one more speaker on Indian variant.
    :p

    Which feature this bike doesnt have, which is mandatory on Touring Bike.
    It has every-every-every feature.

    God, see its pillon seat. Best class sofas are failed.....

    Just want to see it with my naked eyes.

    Also it will cost a missile on pocket to have it.

    Is there any lucky draw with this bike as first prize ???
    :D :D :D :D :D

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  4. There's an ownership thread on XBhp.com about the Honda Gold Wing, from Kolkata . I'm sure you would love to read it. :)

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  5. I am just imagining the situation in case one happens to spill the bike

    ..at 400 Plus Kgs it will need at least 3 well built guys to lift it up..!!

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  6. Payeng Dude

    Guess Honda has given an automatic switch for that too ;)

    Jokes apart, you are absolutely right there bro!! At 400kg, it's one big time heavy ass to lift

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Item Reviewed: 2012 Honda Gold Wing Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sajal Chakraborty
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