Cool Wall Week #349: 2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT

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2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT

7-SPEED DCT AND TRAVEL TRUNK.

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT Review on Total Motorcycle:

The three 2018 Gold Wing Tour models—Gold Wing Tour, Gold Wing Tour DCT, and Gold Wing Tour DCT Airbag—are the modern interpretation of the classic Gold Wing, the ultimate long-distance touring machine, but with highly improved performance capabilities. Each of these models features saddlebags and a top case, as well as a tall electrically adjustable windscreen, front and rear speakers, and electrically adjustable suspension.

Adds great features like:

Seven-speed automatic DCT
Walking Mode
Reverse
7-SPEED AUTOMATIC DCT TRANSMISSION
This is huge news for 2018. For the first time ever, the Gold Wing is available with a brand new 7-Speed Automatic DCT. The shifts in this version are faster and smoother than ever, and the overdrive seventh gear is perfect for highway cruising.

The next chapter in one of Honda’s most storied narratives began today with the unveiling of the 2018 Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour models. Revealed during a special event at Santa Barbara, California’s MOXI Museum of Exploration and Innovation, the all-new Gold Wing takes cues from the legendary GL models that came before it while maximizing potential through a lighter, more thrilling, and more technologically advanced package with a new engine, chassis, and electronics suite.

“It’s a great feeling to pull the wraps off the all-new Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour models here in Santa Barbara, a scenic town that itself strikes a balance between its celebrated history and modern flare,” said Chuck Boderman, Vice President of American Honda’s Motorcycle Division. “The impact of the GL line on the motorcycling world can be seen in the community that has formed around it, and we believe that in this latest version, Honda has produced a motorcycle that will be embraced by not only the existing Gold Wing community, but a fresh generation of riders seeking strong handling performance along with long-distance touring capabilities. Lighter, more agile, and more sophisticated, the 2018 Gold Wing and Gold Wing Tour set a new standard for the touring category, with groundbreaking features that enhance the riding experience and encourage riders to get out on the road, creating more exciting stories than ever before.”

This is a bike 43 years in the making. Rebuilt from the road up. Refined inside and out. Ready for anything. There’s a new engine. New front suspension. Available 7-speed DCT. All in a more agile body that’s over 85 pounds lighter. You’ll also find the latest in technology, including Apple CarPlay integration, and five distinct trim levels to suit your style. The 2018 Gold Wing is designed to push the limits of what a touring bike can be. And expand the adventure beyond anything imagined.

Redesigned from the wheels up, the new Honda Gold Wing is sharper, more compact and lighter; its monumental flat six-cylinder engine now features 4-valves per cylinder and comes equipped with Throttle By Wire, 4 riding modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control and Hill Start Assist. The new chassis features an aluminium beam frame, double wishbone front suspension and single-sided Pro-Arm – damping is electrically adjustable, as is rear spring preload. An electric screen, Smart Key and Apple CarPlay are also standard equipment. An entirely new, third generation of Honda’s unique Dual Clutch Transmission – with seven speeds – will also be available.

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $27,700 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $31,999 CDN

ENGINE
Engine Type 1833cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore And Stroke 73mm x 73mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Ignition Full transistorized Ignition
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cyclinder
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Seven-speed automatic DCT, plus reverse and walking mode
Final Drive Shaft
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension Double Wishbone Type; 4.3 inches travel
Rear Suspension
Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computercontrolled
spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel
Front Brake Hydraulic; dual 320mm discs
Rear Brake Hydraulic; single 316mm disc
Front Tire 130/70R-18
Rear Tire 200/55-16
DIMENSIONS
Rake 30.5 degrees
Trail 109mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 66.7 inches
Seat Height 29.3 inches
Curb Weight
833 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel –
ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 5.55 gallons
Miles Per Gallon TBD
OTHER
Model ID GL1800
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Available Colors Candy Ardent Red, Pearl White, Pearl Hawkseye Blue
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Three Years
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; Up to 8 years extended coverage
available with Honda Protection Plan

READ MORE ON TOTAL MOTORCYCLE

 

 

 

Cool Wall Week #349 RESULTS:

2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT – Coolness Factor = 92.2%
Featured: November 3rd, 2017 – November 10th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54539
Total Motorcycle model page: https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcy … dct-review

And now the results of your votes for the 2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT

Awesome 14

Cool 2

Uncool 1

Fail 0

Total votes: 16

= a Coolwall Factor of 92.2%

Total Motorcycle’s Take-a-Way: Wow. 92.2% Cool. Am I reading that right (I had to double check). I can’t believe this but the 2018 Honda Gold Wing rockets up to 1st Place as THE COOLEST BIKE OF 2017 (thus far). Beating out the 2017 BMW S1000RR which was voted 88.3% Cool way back in Feb 10th to Feb 17th, 2017. A Gold Wing, #1 Cool Wall bike. Again, wow. Way to go Honda!! We still have another 6 bikes to go for the 2017 Cool Wall… will the 2018 Honda Gold Wing Tour Automatic DCT finish #1? Can anything be Cooler than a Gold Wing? Maybe. This week, it goes up against the new 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS… retro cool with a force.

Cool Wall Comment of the Week: “the changes to the 2018 will be the prime reason I sell my RT and purchase a new Goldwing.” – Markdecoco

 

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