Gold Wing® Airbag (GL18BM)
Plan To Go Everywhere
There’s big news when it comes to the new 2014 Honda Gold Wing®: we’ve taken the world’s best touring motorcycle and made it even better. The new bodywork is the first thing you’ll notice, complementing the best engine and chassis package the touring world has ever seen. Look a little further and you’ll discover great new improvements to the audio system, the available navigation system and the Gold Wing’s comfort, too. There’s new functionality as well, like integrated iPod® connectivity and the ability to upload trips to the Navi system from your home computer.
If you thought the Gold Wing was the world’s ultimate touring motorcycle, you were right. And if you think the new Gold Wing is even better, you’re right again.
1832cc Liquid-cooled, Fuel-injected Engine
The Gold Wing’s fuel-injected, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine is exceptionally smooth and incredibly powerful. This time-tested powerplant delivers plenty of useable power, using regular unleaded fuel. And to eliminate crankshaft-induced torque reaction at the chassis, the gearbox spins opposite the crank’s rotation—an elegant solution, and a typical Gold Wing engineering touch.
Our sturdy, ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly 4" of travel.
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.
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.)†
Our wheels are clear-coated from the factory for an improved appearance and easier cleaning.
Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Enhanced Storage Capacity
When we redesigned the new Gold Wing’s bodywork, we took the opportunity to increase the storage capacity in the saddlebags by seven liters, upping total capacity to over 150 liters including trunk and fairing pockets.
The Gold Wing Features 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!
Improved Wind And Weather Protection
The 2014 Gold Wing’s layered-surface bodywork does more than just look great. We took the opportunity to fine-tune the rider and passenger environment. There’s appreciably more wind and weather protection around your lower legs, so you’ll experience less buffeting and warmer legs on those cool days.
Now you can 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.
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 a new, integrated taillight and saddlebag treatment. Other touches include redesigned front fascia and air intake, blacked-out headlight garnish and new instrument panel fonts and design.
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.
Suspension settings 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.
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. And new for 2014: a new lane guidance feature, junction view, 3-D terrain view and a new GPS receiver that captures satellite signals faster. Plus, with TripPlanner.Honda.com, you can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s Navi system.
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!
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.
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 new XM-equipped Gold Wing. This was the first integrated implementation of satellite radio on a motorcycle, and it still offers the most features, including traffic (XM® NavTraffic) and weather (XM® NavWeather) in addition to regular XM® programs. (Separate subscription required after 90-day trial.)
||Gold Wing® Airbag
||Front Brake: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers Rear Brake: Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
||Front Tire: 130/70R-18 Rear Tire: 180/60R-16
||904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
||Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse
||1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
|Bore x Stroke
||74mm x 71mm
||Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
||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.
||Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
||Front Suspension: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 5.5 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
||109mm (4.3 inches)
||Candy Red, Pearl Blue
||Three Years Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.