2020 Honda Gold Wing Guide




2020 Honda Gold Wing:

Olympic athletes may run and swim the same distances, or throw the same discus, or skate on the same ice. But somehow, they just keep getting better and better. And that’s exactly what you’ll see with Honda’s Gold Wing. Sure, it’s the bike that started the modern touring revolution way back in 1975. But with every generation, it’s more comfortable, better handling, smoother. A technology leader since day one, today’s Gold Wing offers features like a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission and Apple CarPlayTM. And for 2020, we’re happy to announce that fog lights are now standard equipment on all Gold Wing Tour models.

Honda’s legendary, peerless touring machine is a mileage-gobbling machine, but with a compact design and a lightweight package, it’s also at home in sportier applications and even as a commuter. The Gold Wing boasts a long list of standout features, including several convenience/comfort-focused refinements for 2020 Tour models. Add it up, and the Gold Wing is the starting point for your next great adventure.

The latest generation of Gold Wings are champions in every measure of the term. Why not ride one and start setting your own personal bests?





2020 Honda Gold Wing Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW FOR 2020

  • Fog lights standard on Tour models, for improved visibility in varying conditions
  • On Tour models, reshaped rear-seat grab handles provide improved ergonomics for passengers of all body types
  • Saddlebag-mounted USB charger on all models (previously standard only on Airbag model) joins dash-mounted charger for increased charging options
  • Updated front and rear suspension settings
  • Revised button on center storage pocket features improved action
  • Minor software updates on navigation system
  • Blacked-out engine, frame and wheels now available on Pearl Glare White Tour and Tour DCT
  • All-new black with anodized surfaces available on Gold Wing and Gold Wing DCT


Honda Reveals Colors, Availability for 2020 Gold Wing Line

Honda today disclosed the colors and pricing of the 2020 models in the Gold Wing family, all of which will be available beginning in January.

In addition to new colors, the Gold Wing models feature several convenience/comfort refinements for 2020:

  • Fog lights standard on Tour models, for improved visibility in varying conditions.
  • On Tour models, reshaped rear-seat grab handles provide improved ergonomics for passengers of all body types.
  • Saddlebag-mounted USB charger on all models (previously standard only on Airbag model) joins dash-mounted charger for increased charging options.
  • Updated front and rear suspension settings.
  • Revised button on center storage pocket features improved action.
  • Minor software updates on navigation system.
  • Blacked-out engine, frame and wheels now available on Pearl Glare White Tour and Tour DCT.
  • All-new black with anodized surfaces available on Gold Wing and Gold Wing DCT.

Gold Wing Tour

  • Colors: Pearl Glare White, Candy Ardent Red/Black
  • MSRP
    • Pearl Glare White: $27,500
    • Candy Ardent Red/Black: $28,000

Gold Wing Tour DCT

  • Colors: Pearl Glare White, Candy Ardent Red/Black
  • MSRP
    • Pearl Glare White: $28,500
    • Candy Ardent Red/Black: $29,000

Gold Wing Tour DCT Air Bag

  • Color: Darkness Black Metallic/Gray
  • MSRP: $32,300

Gold Wing

  • Color: Matte Black Metallic
  • MSRP: $23,800

Gold Wing DCT

  • Color: Matte Black Metallic
  • MSRP: $25,000




2020 Honda Gold Wing Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • High aerodynamic efficiency complements an impressive power-to-weight ratio to maximize fuel mileage
  • Compact side-mount radiator with high performance allows for narrow front cowl
  • Air-guiding ducts flow optimal amounts of air into the rider area, allowing a true motorcycling experience
  • Electric windscreen, in varying heights depending on model, gives rider control over airflow through stepless adjustment for height and angle
  • LED headlight incorporates distinctive “wing line”
  • LED turn signals with auto-cancelling function are integrated into mirrors at the front, and into the taillights at the rear
  • Two-piece seat is shaped to allow rider to easily move around in the saddle during spirited riding, and to let passenger tour in comfort


  • 1,833cc liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine enables low center of gravity, minimal vibration, and quiet running
  • SCM440H material for the crankshaft is strong, allowing the crankshaft to be made compact
  • Unicam® valve train offers weight savings and maximum fuel efficiency, while also contributing to engine’s compact dimensions
  • Four-valve head offers ideal combustion efficiency and fuel efficiency
  • Aluminum cylinder sleeves for low engine weight
  • Short engine configuration enables engine and seating area to be positioned forward in chassis, affecting weight bias to promote sporty handling
  • Single, 50mm throttle body for low weight
  • Low intake-manifold volume for direct flow of air to combustion chamber, enhancing responsiveness
  • Sporty exhaust sound achieved through optimized pipe diameter on two of the six cylinders and absence of fiberglass in muffler
  • Standout fuel economy enables fuel tank to be made small for optimal vehicle packaging and low weight
  • DCT features Walking Mode for creeping forward and backward (.75 mph in reverse direction, 1.1 mph in forward direction)
  • DCT models save weight through absence of reverse idle shaft, which is needed in conventional transmission
  • Minimal shift shock and noise on DCT models through use of fork-shaft dampers, master-arm damper, and DCT clutch-center damper
  • Assist and slipper clutch on manual-transmission models have light lever effort and low shift shock on downshifts
  • Cam damper on manual-transmission model minimizes shift noise and shift shock
  • Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) saves weight and minimizes noise at start-up


  • Throttle-by-wire system provides basis for advanced electronics package
  • Four riding modes—Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain—help tailor the riding experience for specific riding conditions
  • On Tour models, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system manages rear-wheel slip
  • Hill Start Assist makes it easier to start from a stop on an ascent
  • Optimized cruise-control function for relaxed cruising
  • Smart Key for keyless starts and bag access
  • Vehicle Viewfinder system simplifies locating motorcycle, for instance in larger parking lots
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System provides real-time status of tire pressure, also indicating when tire pressure drops below a certain level
  • Apple CarPlay™ compatibility enables the rider to access Apple Music and Maps, make phone calls, and send dictated messages using Siri
  • 7-inch full-color Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display offers clear viewing of audio and navigation systems, as well as settings for individual rider-aid systems
  • Updated navigation system now lets voice route guidance continue after ignition is switched off and back on; lets points of interest remain presence after ignition is switched off and back on, and corrects daylight savings change date


  • Robotically welded aluminum twin-spar frame
  • Optimized plate thicknesses in frame spars achieves ideal rigidity and flex characteristics
  • Single-sided swingarm with pivot-area structure
  • Lightweight design for frame and swingarm
  • Short seat rail positions rider and passenger forward, enabling optimal mass centralization
  • Twin 320mm front-brake rotors, single 316mm rear rotor, for excellent stopping power
  • Radially mounted 6-piston dual front-brake calipers and single three-piston rear-brake caliper
  • Electronically controlled combined braking system with ABS uses single modulator for low weight
  • Tires specifically designed for Gold Wing, in sizes 200/55-R16 (rear) and 130/70-18 (front)
  • Double-wishbone front-suspension system minimizes friction and enhances agility, reducing total shock transferred to the handlebars by 30 percent compared to previous Gold Wing platform; inertial mass of components operated by handlebars is reduced by 40 percent
  • Bearings for all shaft bushings on front-suspension system minimize friction for both stroke and steering
  • Double-wishbone front-suspension system leads to compact vehicle package, as stroke trajectory allows forward engine location
  • Pro-Link® rear-suspension system ensures comfortable ride
  • Convenient electrically controlled suspension-damping adjustment uses stepping motor acting on a needle to control oil flow rate


  • 30-liter storage capacity each for left and right saddlebags
  • 50-liter storage capacity for rear luggage case on Gold Wing Tour models (optional on Gold Wing models)
  • Dampers on saddlebag and rear luggage-case lids, for smooth operation
  • Airbag model’s collision judgment system arranged close to the center of gravity for optimal mass centralization
  • Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
  • California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment





2020 Honda Gold Wing – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: starting from $23,800
Canada MSRP Price: $ 27,500 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model Gold Wing
Type 1,833cc horizontally opposed, liquid-cooled, six-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train Single overhead Unicam® w/ 4 valves per cylinder, finger-follower rocker arm on intake, roller-rocker arm on exhaust
Bore x Stroke 73mm x 73mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Induction Single throttle w/ 50mm bore, Throttle By Wire (TBW)
Ignition Full transistorized ignition
Starter Electric w/ Integrated Starter Generator System (ISG)
6-speed manual
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive Shaft
Front Double-wishbone system w/ Showa shock absorber, 4.3 in. travel
Rear Pro-Link® system w/ Showa shock absorber, 4.1 in. travel
Front (2) radially mounted 6-piston Nissin calipers w/ 320mm rotors, electronically controlled combined ABS
Rear (1) 3-piston Nissin caliper w/ 316mm rotor, electronically controlled combined ABS
Front 130/70-18
Rear 200/55-R16
Rake (Caster Angle) 30.5º
Trail 109mm
Length 97.4 in.
Width 36.4 in.
Height 52.8 in. low windscreen; 56.9 in. high windscreen
Seat Height 29.3 in.
Ground Clearance 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 66.7 in.
Fuel Capacity 5.6 gal.
Color Matte Black Metallic
Curb Weight* 787 lbs.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Meets current EPA standards

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment Specifications subject to change



2020 Honda Gold Wing – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine type

Liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder


1,833 cc

Bore & stroke

73 mm x 73 mm

Compression ratio


Valve train

SOHC, Unicam, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel delivery

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection


Six-speed manual with overdrive and electric low speed reverse function

Final drive


Chassis & Suspension

Front suspension

Double wishbone with Showa shock absorber 110 mm (4.3 in) travel.

Rear suspension

Pro Arm® single-sided swingarm and Pro-Link® system including a Showa Shock absorber with manually controlled spring preload adjustment; 105 mm (4.1 in.) travel

Dimensions & Additional Information


130/70R – 18 radial front;
200/55R – 16 radial rear


Front: dual 320 mm discs with radially mounted six-piston Nissin calipers
Rear: single 316 mm disc with three-piston Nissin caliper Electronically controlled Dual Combined Brake System (CBS) with ABS.

Ground clearance

130 mm (5.1 in.)

Seat height

745 mm (29.3 in.)


1,695 mm (66.7 in.)

Curb weight

365 kg (805 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel capacity

21 litres


Mat Ballistic Black Metallic


3 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus.





2020 Honda Gold Wing – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details




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