Among major updates, the next-generation Gold Wing will get a DCT and revised front end
Honda has just released a teaser video for its upcoming motorcycle that will break on 24th October during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The teaser video of the high-end bike has been uploaded on the company’s official YouTube channel and is a part of five video series that represent multiple product launches at the said motoring exhibition. Out of these five, the first video showcased Honda’s motorcycles like Rebel, GL1000, CB500X and the Goldwing.
The over one minute footage that goes by the name ‘Discover What Lies Beyond’ puts focus on meeting new people, exploring the unexplored places and travelling. While the company has not revealed exactly which model it will be, we believe that the said new bike will arrive as the new 2018 Gold Wing only.
Talking of changes, the next-gen 2018 Honda Gold Wing is expected to come with some major updates including cornering ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), traction control, multiple riding modes along with an enhanced infotainment system. With the company’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) being accepted generously by people, the unit is also expected to make its way into the new Gold Wing. Besides the DCT, numerous other elements to control the convenient transmission will also make their way including the thumb wheels and the joysticks.
Another prime highlight of the upcoming Gold Wing is the new steering system with a heavily updated front end. Apart from this, the motorcycle is also likely to receive new headlamp set up with revision to its design. The headlamp unit will now be more sharp and the tall windscreen will have a slight change in shape. Also, the turning winkers will be clear lens type this time.
Talking of powertrain, some rumours suggest that the 2018 Honda Gold Wing will come powered by a flat six-cylinder engine, now meeting Euro-V emission norms.The 1832cc engine in its current form, churns out a maximum power output of 117 bhp along with a peak torque of 167 Nm. Transmission consists of an electric reverse gear as well.