Taking delivery of a Honda Gold Wing cruise motorcycle Rs 26.85 lakh [Video]
The Honda Fireblade is the flagship cruiser of the Japanese two-wheeler giant. At the end of last year, at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda unveiled the 6th generation Gold Wing. The latest Gold Wing is priced at Rs 26.85 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi) and in the video below by Youtuber One World One Ride shows what the experience of taking delivery of this six-cylinder beast looks like.
The Honda Gold Wing, like all other imported motorcycles, arrives in its own special transport cage with a top cover. The problem with the size of the Gold Wing is the fact that its box is quite massive, which makes for a rather hilarious scene in the video, with all the snacks and knickknacks placed on the box as if it were a real table.
Luckily, with the top trash removed, the fabric and cover peel off to reveal the caged Gold Wing inside while waiting to come out and meet its new owner, a guy named Happy. Fortunately, once the cage is removed, the Gold Wing and all of its accessories are revealed, including the key fob that allows for keyless starting and driving.
Now that the Gold Wing is finally out of its protective transport cage, Happy is giving his friends a brief glimpse of his newfound pride and joy. It highlights the different features of the new Gold Wing 2018, including the large 7-inch TFT screen that allows drivers to connect to the four speakers of the audio system via Apple Car Play, which Happy would like to point out is not found. over its rivals. Another novelty is the electronically adjustable windshield that the owner rents with the integrated saddlebags.
The Honda Gold Wing went through a weight saving program for its eighth generation and lost around 40 pounds compared to its predecessor. Happy informs his friends where all of those weight savings come from, including the smaller fuel tank which now holds around 7 liters less than before, which luckily has been balanced by the more frugal engine.
Speaking of the engine, the Gold Wing continues to be powered by a horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that displaces 1,833cc and develops 125hp and 170Nm of torque. Power in the case of the customer’s bike seen above is sent to the rear wheel via a dual-clutch gearbox. The Gold Wing also receives reverse and forward gears.
The Gold Wing for India, which is the touring variant, gets an adjustable suspension with a double wishbone configuration up front with 109mm of travel, while the rear has a one-sided swingarm with a Pro-Link Showa shock absorber that allows 104 mm of travel. Braking is provided by two 320mm discs with Nissin 6-piston calipers at the front.
The rear brake is a single 316mm disc with Nissin 3-piston calipers. The Honda Gold Wing sits on an 18-inch front wheel shod with a 130/70 section tire while the 16-inch alloy at the rear is wrapped in a massive 200/55 section tire. The Honda Gold Wing also benefits from ABS, hill start assist, 4 different driving modes, cruise control and cable throttle among many other features.