2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Review

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2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe
2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe


2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Review

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe

A New Way To Go Everywhere.

Whether you have an hour, a weekend or a week to leave it all behind, here’s a new bold and blacked-out-styled machine to satisfy that urge to get away from it all-the brand-new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe. This machine is loaded with all the good looks and key features you want, and it’s all set for short hops or weekend trips. It starts with a powerful fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine that provides an unrivaled level of performance in the class. Honda’s unique, horizontally opposed six-cylinder layout also contributes to an exceptionally low center of gravity. That design, along with a large and stout twin-spar aluminum frame plus a sophisticated suspension system, gives the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe remarkable nimbleness and maneuverability for superior handling. The blacked-out styling treatment with long and low lines gives the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe an aggressive look, while large-capacity saddlebags, a comfortable gunfighter-style seat, premium audio system and more means there’s no need to rough it on the road. Available in standard or deluxe trim and offering a wide assortment of Honda Genuine Accessories and Honda Signature Accessories, the 2013 Gold Wing F6B Deluxe leaves plenty of room to add your own personal touch.

Honda’s new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe takes the world’s greatest touring motorcycle—our own Gold Wing—and puts a whole new spin on it. Lighter, trimmer, leaner. Perfect for around-town, shorter trips, or even a weekend getaway, the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe still offers plenty of storage capacity and performance, along with many of the Gold Wing’s comfort and luxury features. Best of all, it has a clean, fresh look that’s all its own.

Features & Options
•1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine
•Integrated luggage, low-profile windshield, adjustable suspension, comfortable seat
•Premium surround sound
•Plus Center stand, passenger backrest, self-cancelling turn signals, and heated grips


 

 

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Key Features

– Innovative appearance with blacked-out styling, plus incredible performance put the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe in a class of one.

– Blacked-out treatment applied to wheels, engine and frame.

– Shorty windscreen and gunfighter-style seat add to a unique persona.

– Powerful, fuel-injected 1832cc engine features a parallel two-valve cylinder head with direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation for strong and smooth power production plus rugged dependability.

– Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates two 40mm throttle bodies and six high-pressure programmed fuel injectors.

– Premium audio system features direct MP3/i-Pod connectivity.

– Multi-information screen features odometer/A&B tripmeters, clock, air temperature, saddlebag open indicator, audio controls and music information.

– Sleek lower cowl adds to the aggressive look.

– Stylish tail section incorporates passenger grabrails.

– Lockable, waterproof saddlebags offer large storage capacity.

– Convenient glovebox.

– Deluxe model includes passenger backrest, centerstand, self-canceling turn signals and heated grips.

– Available in Black or Red on both standard and deluxe models.

 

Additional Features

– Transferable three-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

 

Honda Genuine Accessories†

– Heated Grips††, Centerstand††, Color-Matched Passenger Backrest with Pad††, Rear Carrier, Backrest/ Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets††, Passenger Headset Junction, Accessory Socket, Tall Windscreen, LED Foglight Kit, Deluxe Helmet Headset (Full and Open), Saddlebag Cooler, Chrome Front Fender Rail, Chrome Front Fender Extension, Chrome Sidestand, Chrome Front Disc Cover, Chrome Bar Ends

 

Honda Signature Accessories†

– Saddlebag Liners, Saddlebag Lid Organizer, License Plate Frame, Saddlebag Mat Set




 

 

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe Features and Benefits

Low-Profile Windscreen

Part of the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe’s new look is its low-profile windscreen. Just enough coverage to offer wind protection, but not too much to isolate you from the ride. It’s a perfect touch!

Heated Grips

Heated grips with adjustable heat levels keep the hands warmer on those colder riding days. (Deluxe Model)

Audio System with Surround Sound

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.

Aggressive New Styling

There’s no mistaking the new F6B’s sleek new look: The bodywork is super streamlined, a new rear cowl dresses up the rear, and blacked-out styling touches means this new bike looks as good as it performs.

Glovebox

A center-mounted lockable glovebox is standard for added convenience and storage.

Blacked-out Styling

Innovative appearance with blacked-out styling applied to wheels, engine and frame.

1832cc Liquid-cooled, Fuel-injected Engine

The Gold Wing F6B Deluxe’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.

Comfortable Seat

You won’t want the ride to end on a new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe—the seat is contoured and comfortable, so you and your passenger can enjoy the trip.

Adjustable Suspension

Rear Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock features remote-controlled spring preload adjustment.

Backrest

Integrated with overall design, the passenger backrest provides additional comfort and support. (Deluxe Model)

iPod® Connectivity

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.

Spacious Storage

Using the Gold Wing-style saddlebags means the new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe offers 22 liters of lockable, weather-resistant storage.

Self-cancelling Turn Signals

Offers the convenience of having the turn signals automatically turn off after completing a detectable right or left turn. (Deluxe Model)

Integrated Luggage.

With lockable twin saddlebags, the new Gold Wing F6B Deluxe gives you plenty of room to carry what you need, or to secure any purchases you make along the way.
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Six-Cylinder Engine.

Based on the Gold Wing’s 1832cc powerplant, the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe’s engine features the same smooth power. And since the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe is lighter, it’s going to feel even more powerful.

Low-profile Windshield.

The Gold Wing F6B Deluxe’s lower windshield really opens up the cockpit, and puts you in touch with the environment. While it still offers excellent wind and weather protection, you’re going to find it’s a lot of fun to ride behind.

Two Feature-Packed Versions.

The Gold Wing F6B Deluxe comes stacked with good things, but for those who want even more, there’s the F6B Deluxe: everything in the standard F6B, plus a center stand, self-cancelling turn signals, a backrest, and heated grips. And just like the standard F6B, it comes in either Black or Red

 

 


 

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20,999 USD

Model: GL1800B2

Engine Type: 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 74.0mm x 71.0mm

Compression ratio: 9.8:1

Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder

Induction: PGM-FI

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping

Transmission: Five-speed including Overdrive

Final Drive: Shaft

Suspension
Front: 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 4.8 inches travel
Rear: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with remote-controlled spring preload adjustment; 4.1 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear: Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper

Tires
Front: 130/70R-18
Rear: 180/60R-16

Wheelbase: 66.5 inches

Rake (Caster angle): 29.15°

Trail: 109mm (4.3 inches)

Seat Height: 29.1 inches

Fuel Capacity: 6.7 gallons

Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD

Colors: Black, Red

Curb Weight*: 842 pounds

**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.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Meets current CARB and EPA standards.

Specifications subject to change.


 

 


 

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