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2017 Honda Gold Wing F6B Review
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A Way To Go Everywhere…
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 is your kind of bike. Big, smooth, powerful. The Gold Wing F6B 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 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’s engine features the same smooth power. And since the Gold Wing F6B 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 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.
Options & Pricing
Gold Wings revolutionized the concept of the modern touring motorcycle, and the Gold Wing F6B is taking that one step further. The result? You get the best of both worlds: proven Gold Wing performance and the Gold Wing F6B’s innovative, fresh take on what a motorcycle like this can be. The Deluxe model adds a center stand, passenger backrest and self-cancelling turn signals.
Gold Wing F6B
Features & Options
1832cc liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine
Cruise control, integrated luggage, low-profile windshield, adjustable suspension, comfortable seat and premium surround sound
Gold Wing F6B Deluxe
Features & Options
Adds: centerstand, passenger backrest, heated grips and self-cancelling turn signals.
2017 Honda Gold Wing F6B www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
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.
2017 Honda Gold Wing F6B www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Smooth effortless power
Powerful fuel-injected 1,832 cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power.
Excellent handling & manoeuvrability
Low, forward engine placement and solid engine-mounting produce excellent road handling characteristics and impressive low-speed manoeuvrability.
Refined operational acoustics
Nickalloy crankshaft bearing caps provide quiet operation throughout the engine’s operating temperature range.
Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation and requires no 1,000 km service.
Silent-type camshaft chains with automatic adjusters provide reliable, maintenance-free operation.
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.
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.
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.
Precise idle control & stability
Rotary Air Control Valve (RACV) maintains precise idle control under widely varying engine loads and operating temperatures.
Beautiful multi-box-section aluminum dual-spar frame and Pro-Arm single-sided cast aluminum swingarm set new class standards for handling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Intuitive cruise control
Lightweight electronic cruise control system utilizes a 16-bit ECU-controlled, motor-actuated throttle mechanism.
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.
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.
Protected and clear road view
Shorty windshield provides protection from the elements while also giving the rider a clear view of the road ahead.
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.
Stress-free headlight aiming system
Motorized headlight aiming system is operated by a dial switch and provides 2.5 degrees of adjustment from level.
Long-distance cruising range
Large 25-litre fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and provides excellent long-distance cruising range.
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.
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USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20499 USD
Engine Type 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
Bore And Stroke 74.0mm x 71.0mm
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Valve Train SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Transmission Five-speed including Overdrive
Final Drive Shaft
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 45mm cartridge fork with anti-dive system; 4.8 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro Arm® single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single shock with remote-controlled
spring preload adjustment, 4.1 inches travel
Front Brakes Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers
Rear Brake Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper
Front Tire 130/70R-18
Rear Tire 180/60R-16
Trail 109mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 66.5 inches
Seat Height 28.5 inches
Curb Weight 844 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of
fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gallons
Miles Per Gallon
34 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.
Model ID GL1800B
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.
Available Colors Matte Silver
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Three Years Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with
a Honda Protection Plan.
2017 Honda Gold Wing F6B – www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in 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
Chassis & 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; 105 mm (4.1 in.) travel
Front: 130/70R-18 radial; Rear: 180/60-16 radial
Front: dual 296 mm discs with three-piston calipers Rear: single 316 mm disc with three-piston caliper and Dual-Combined Braking System with ABS
725 mm (28.5 in.)
1,690 mm (66.5 in.)
390 kg (860 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
3 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty
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European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model may not be available
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