2016 Honda Gold Wing Audio Comfort

Plan To Go Everywhere.

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.

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 available 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.

Standard Features

  • IPOD® CONNECTIVITY: 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.
  • OUTSTANDING STORAGE CAPACITY: With a total 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.
  • 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.)
  • SEAT COVER AND URETHANE SEAT MATERIAL: The best seat in the house just got better. Both the rider and passenger will feel the difference that our new urethane seat material makes. The waterproof cover also features a new sportier, custom-perforated look too. A day in the saddle never felt so good!
  • 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.
  • WIND AND WEATHER PROTECTION: The 2016 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.
  • 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 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.
  • CLEAR-COATED WHEELS: Wheels that are clear coated from the factory give you an improved appearance and are easier to clean.
  • 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.
  • HEATED GRIPS / SEAT: 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!
  • LOCKABLE GLOVEBOX: Non-airbag models also get a center-mounted lockable glove box for added convenience, boosting the cockpit area storage capacity to 2.8 liters.
  • ADJUSTABLE WINDSCREEN: Our sturdy, ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly four inches of travel.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
  • WARRANTY: Three Years, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model Gold Wing Audio Comfort
Model Code GL18HPMG
Stock Number 400786
Color Matte Altair Silver

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual full-floating 296 mm discs with CBS 3-piston calipers

Rear - Single ventilated 316 mm disc with CBS 3-piston caliper

Tires

Front - 130/70R-18

Rear - 180/60R-16

Dimensions

Weight 904 - 933 lbs. depending on option packages selected
Wheelbase 66.5 in.
Seat Height 29.1 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission 5-speed including overdrive plus electric reverse
Final Drive Shaft

Engine

Engine Horizontally-opposed, 6-cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Displacement 1,832cc
Bore x Stroke 74 x 71 mm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Fuel System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal.
MPG Rating 35
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping
Cooling Liquid

Operational

Suspension

Front - 45 mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 5.5 in. travel

Rear - Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled spring-preload adjustment with 2 memory presets; 4.1 in. travel

Rake 29.15°
Trail 4.3 in. (109 mm)

Other

Additional Colors Grey Metallic Black, Candy Red