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2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Navi XM Review
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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.
Options & Pricing
The Honda Gold Wing has always offered power, performance, handling and touring comfort. That’s why it’s always led the touring-bike class.
Each package is designed to optimize your riding experience with such exclusive features as XM® Radio with NavTraffic/NavWeather and our new Trip Planner software. Our upgraded premium audio package gives you Surround Sound. Cold-weather comfort features like heated grips, a heated seat and passenger backrest, foot-level warm-air ducts and better lower-leg wind protection make a great ride even better. Combined Anti-Lock Brakes (C-ABS) help you stop with more confidence, and Honda’s revolutionary airbag system is the first of its kind on a production motorcycle.
Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM
Base MSRP $26,880*
Features & Options
•Adds: Satellite-Linked Navigation System & XM Radio, Weather & Traffic
2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Navi XM Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Now you can plan trip routes on your home computer and upload them into your Gold Wing’s available Navi system, share your trips with friends or download routes from others (TripPlanner.Honda.com). You’ll also notice Navi improvements like lane guidance and junction view, along with a new GPS receiver that captures satellite signals faster.
Forget What You Thought You Knew.
Think a Gold Wing is only suitable for leisurely rides or perfectly straight interstates? Hardly.
Check out what happens when someone who never thought they’d be a “Gold Wing guy” gets turned 180° once they ride it.
More Is Better.
With revised bodywork providing increased lower body wind protection, new seat material and iPod® connectivity, you’ll be able to enjoy your adventure even more. Add XM®’s lineup of programming and the available XM® NavTraffic and NavWeather features, and you can stay on course and ahead of bad weather. XM Radio, NavTraffic and NavWeather are available on the 2012 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM, 2012 Gold Wing Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS and 2012 Gold Wing Airbag models only. XM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after the first 90 days.
Four Performance Packages.
We offer the Gold Wing in four distinct performance package options, with exclusive features like Premium Surround Audio; XM® Radio with navigation, traffic and weather; Trip Planner; a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS); heated grips and seat and even one with the industry’s first airbag.
Your Ride Starts Here.
Experience the new innovations and features of the 2014 Gold Wing for yourself with a demo ride at participating dealers.
2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Navi XM Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Our sturdy, ratcheting windscreen adjustment system provides six settings over nearly 4″ of travel.
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.
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.)
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.
Non-airbag models also get a center-mounted lockable glovebox for added convenience, boosting the cockpit area storage capacity to 2.8 liters.
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!
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!
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.)†
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.
Shaft Final Drive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Combined Anti-Lock Brakes (Combined ABS)
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.
Our wheels are clear-coated from the factory for an improved appearance and easier cleaning.
The Motorcycle That Defines What A Touring Bike Should Be.
For more than 35 years, the Honda Gold Wing has stood alone at the forefront of the luxury touring class. One of the big reasons it stays there is because we’re constantly updating and innovating, without ever losing sight of the Gold Wing’s core greatness. The improvements and features we’re offering on our 2014 models are a perfect example of that: the new (sleek new bodywork, our new trip planner, an even nicer seat) combines with the proven (a famously smooth six-cylinder engine and a twin-spar chassis influenced by our years of Grand Prix racing) to give you the best Gold Wing ever.
Revolutionary. Extraordinary. Standard-setting. It’s what you’ve come to expect of the Gold Wing. And that’s especially true with our latest model.
2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Navi XM – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $26,880 USD
1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore And Stroke
74mm x 71mm
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system, 5.5 inches travel
Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel
Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
109mm (4.3 inches)
904-933 pounds, depending on option packages selected (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Miles Per Gallon
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.
Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Candy Red, Pearl Blue, Black
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Navi XM – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: $NA CDN
See 2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AL Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS and 2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AD Airbag.
2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800 Audio Comfort Navi XM – Totalmotorcycle.com UK/European Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: £NA GBP
See 2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AL Audio Comfort Navi XM ABS and 2014 Honda Gold Wing GL1800AD Airbag.
Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.