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2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B ABS Review
2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B ABS on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Not Your Daddy’s Gold Wing…
Maybe you want a touring bike that’s like nothing else out there. Maybe you want a cruiser that’s not a cookie–cutter clone. Maybe you just want a bike that’s big enough to take you wherever you want to go, and do it in comfort and style, with plenty of class and independence.
If that’s what you’re after, Honda’s Gold Wing F6B ABS is your kind of bike. Big, smooth, powerful. The Gold Wing F6B ABS uses technology gathered from our own Honda Gold Wing, a bike that’s set the standards in Luxury Touring for the last 40 years. But the F6B is lighter, trimmer and leaner. You’re going to find that it’s perfect for around-town rides, shorter trips or weekend getaways. You’re also going to find that it will blow away just about any conventional cruiser in terms of looks and commanding presence—not to mention on-road performance.
You asked for it, so here it is. And the F6B is still available in two trim levels—standard and deluxe with a new Matte Pearl White. With plenty of storage capacity and with many of the Gold Wing’s comfort and luxury features, the F6B is ready to take you wherever adventure calls. Isn’t it about time you answer?
It’s a perfect standard for a bike like the F6B that’s designed for some serious distance riding.
Luggage performs better when it’s designed in, not added as an afterthought. The F6B sports twin-integrated saddlebags with 22 liters of storage; both are lockable and sealed against the elements.
Based on the Gold Wing’s 1832cc powerplant, the Gold Wing F6B ABS’s engine features the same smooth power. And since the Gold Wing F6B ABS is lighter, it’s going to feel even more powerful.
Two Feature-Package Versions
Gold Wings have always been famous for creature comforts. So the Gold Wing F6B ABS comes loaded with everything from cruise control, surround sound to an adjustable air suspension. The F6B Deluxe goes even further, with self-cancelling turn signals, backrest, heated grips, centerstand and more.
2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•1832cc liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine
•Cruise control, integrated luggage, low-profile windshield, adjustable suspension, comfortable seat
•Premium surround sound
Raising the Ante
It’s impossible to compare the F6B to the competition, because there’s nothing else like it on the road except for our own Gold Wing and Valkyrie. And as you’d expect from a motorcycle of this caliber, the F6B offers the refinement, fit, finish, and overall dedication to advanced engineering and quality that only a Honda can. We’ve been making Gold Wings for 40 years now, and the F6B benefits from all that experience. One ride and you’ll see what we’re talking about. And you’ll wonder why anyone could settle for anything less.
2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine & Drivetrain
Precise idle control & stability
Rotary Air Control Valve (RACV) maintains precise idle control under widely varying engine loads and operating temperatures.
ECU-controlled closed-loop emission control system utilizes two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust catalytic converters further reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
Superb rideability & performance
Electronic control unit (ECU) provides two digital 3-D fuel injection maps for each cylinder and one digital 3-D ignition map for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability. Unique knock-control sensors monitor ignition advance to improve performance throughout the entire rpm range.
Optimum efficiency & power
Two 40 mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially designed Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors (PGM-FI). Fuel is delivered through four nozzle tips in each injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly combustible for optimum efficiency and power.
Silent-type camshaft chains with automatic adjusters provide reliable, maintenance-free operation.
Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation and requires no 1,000 km service.
Refined operational acoustics
Nickalloy crankshaft bearing caps provide quiet operation throughout the engine’s operating temperature range.
Excellent handling & manoeuvrability
Low, forward engine placement and solid engine-mounting produce excellent road handling characteristics and impressive low-speed manoeuvrability.
Smooth effortless power
Powerful fuel-injected 1,832 cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power.
Chassis / Suspension
Enhanced braking stability at any speed
Anti-dive system minimizes front fork dive when braking. The system utilizes brake fluid pressure generated in the secondary Dual-Combined Braking System master cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by input from either the front brake lever or the rear brake pedal. This application of anti-dive and Dual-Combined Braking System produces enhanced stability when manoeuvring at both low speeds and highway speeds.
Smooth ride in all road conditions
Massive 45 mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 122 mm (4.8 inches) of travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all road conditions.
Anti-lock braking system
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) features an electric-motor-driven modulator that provides rapid and precise braking-pressure adjustments, resulting in smooth ABS operation. The system incorporates an integrated ECU, self-diagnostics with an interactive ECU test function, and automatic protection against system failure.
Smooth front brake engagement
Honda’s Dual-Combined Braking System features a second master cylinder and a three-stage proportional control valve (PCV) to couple the three-piston calipers of the dual front and single rear brake discs. Using the front brake lever activates the outer two pistons of the front right-side caliper and the centre piston of the front left-side caliper and, acting through the secondary master cylinder and an inline proportioning valve, the outer two pistons of the rear caliper. The rear brake pedal operates the centre piston of the rear brake caliper, the centre piston of the front right-side brake caliper and the outer two pistons of the front left-side caliper. A delay valve sensitive to the rider’s pedal pressure smoothes front brake engagement.
Combined braking system
Dual full-floating 296 mm front discs with Dual-Combined Braking System three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316 mm rear disc with one Dual-Combined Braking System three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power.
Easy to service & handle
The Gold Wing rigid Pro-Arm single-sided cast aluminum swingarm provides simplified servicing of the rear wheel and tire, while assuring optimum handling.
Minimal engine vibration
Inherently smooth flat-six-cylinder engine also serves as a tuned stressed frame member. The solid engine-mounting system utilizes specially designed hangers and carefully matched mounting bolts to provide both excellent road feel and minimal engine vibration.
Superb riding comfort
The innovative aluminum frame is specifically engineered for optimum rigidity with tuned flex. This combination of rigidity and flexibility produces excellent handling, superb riding comfort and wonderful road feel.
Beautiful multi-box-section aluminum dual-spar frame and Pro-Arm single-sided cast aluminum swingarm set new class standards for handling.
Brilliant & versatile lighting
Headlight system features two 55-watt H7 low-beam and two 55-watt H7 high-beam bulbs with computer-designed multi-reflectors. In high-beam operation, all four bulbs produce a distinctive front lighting signature.
Long-distance cruising range
Large 25-litre fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and provides excellent long-distance cruising range.
Stress-free headlight aiming system
Motorized headlight aiming system is operated by a dial switch and provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from level.
Excellent low-speed manoeuvrability
Wide, well-padded seat provides excellent comfort for both rider and passenger, and a low seat height adds confidence during low-speed manoeuvring.
Protected and clear road view
Shorty windshield provides protection from the elements while also giving the rider a clear view of the road ahead.
Beautiful & aerodynamic
The Gold Wing based aerodynamic bodywork is functional as well as beautiful, providing excellent rider wind protection while reducing the aerodynamic drag coefficient.
Comfort for one or two
The parallel two-valve cylinder head design, together with side-mounted radiators, allows optimum ergonomics, with excellent rider foot room and a large passenger area.
Intuitive cruise control
Lightweight electronic cruise control system utilizes a 16-bit ECU-controlled, motor-actuated throttle mechanism.
2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
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2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $23,499 CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore & Stroke
74 mm x 71 mm
SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Five-speed including overdrive
Chasis & Suspension
45 mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 122 mm (4.8 in.) travel
Pro-Arm single-sided swingarm with Pro-Link single shock; 104 mm (4.1 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
Front: 130/70R – 18 radial; Rear: 180/60 – 16 radial
Front: 296 mm discs with three-piston calipers Rear: single 316 mm disc with three-piston caliper. Dual-Combined Braking System with ABS
725 mm (28.5 in.)
1,690 mm (66.5 in.)
390 kg (851 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Matte Bullet Silver, Matte Pearl Glare White
3 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty
2016 Honda Gold Wing F6B ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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