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Honda Goldwing GL1800


Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., today launched its hugely popular touring motorcycle - the Gold Wing - in India. Furthermore, the day also marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic bike.
Powering the Gold Wing is a 6-cylinder 1832cc engine that is claimed to be highly efficient and reliable. The lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium frame and single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm delivers stability, and neutral & responsive handling. Additionally, features like five-position heated grips, independently adjustable heated seats and foot-warming system make it a really good tourer during winters. It also gets a luggage capacity of over 150-litres. However, that's not all; the bike also gets a 6-speaker 80W SRS surround-sound system, and riders can connect their iPhone, iPod and USB stick to play their favourite music.
To make it a safe vehicle to drive in all situations and conditions, the Gold Wing comes fitted with Combined Braking System (CBS) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). For added protection, the bike also gets a fully-integrated airbag (available only in Gold Wing - Airbag), which was an industry-first feature when introduced in 2006. The bike also features a slow-speed, electric reverse system that provides the ease of overall manoeuvring in tight spaces and parking areas.
   Mr Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, "We are excited to introduce one of the finest global offerings of Honda to India. We are celebrating 40 years of the Gold Wing and this model has given a new definition to touring. Ever since its introduction in 1975 the revolutionary Gold Wing has been the favourite of the touring enthusiast across the world. It was our customers' passion for adventure and travelling the open road that really defined the Gold Wing and has further, led us to introduce the same in India."
Mr Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India further added, "Honda Gold Wing introduction to India is further to the overwhelming response it received at the Auto Expo 2014. Deemed as the ultimate pinnacle for tour motorcycling, Gold Wing is a machine with the power, refinement and reliability suited for road tours even at the most far-flung destinations in complete comfort. We believe Gold Wing will further contribute to the remarkably rising touring culture in India. In fact, we have recently made the first delivery of The Gold Wing Airbag at our exclusive Wing World in New Delhi."
To mark the 40th anniversary of this landmark product, Honda also announced the 40th Anniversary Edition-Gold Wing Audio Comfort for India and it will be available in Dual Tone Candy Prominence Red forRs.28.50 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Gold Wing Airbag will be offered in Pearl Glare White at a price of Rs.31.50 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).


  
                              Specifications Honda Goldwing GL 1800

GENERAL
Model
Honda GL 1800 SE Gold Wing ABS 2004
Category
Touring
ENGINE
Type
1832 cc, water cooled, 6 - cylinders boxer, 4-stroke
Bore x stroke (mm)
74 mm x 71 mm
Compression ratio
9.8:1
Valves
SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder
Fuel system
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with automatic cold start system
Ignition
Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping
Power
118 hp (88 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Torque
167 Nm (123.2 ft. lbs) @ 4000 rpm
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox
5 speed
Final drive
Drive shaft
Starting system
Electronic
CHASSIS
Front suspension
45mm fork with anti-dive system, 140 mm travel
Rear suspension
Pro Arm single-side swing arm with Pro-Link; electronically controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets, 104 mm travel
WHEELS
Front tyre
130/70-18
Rear tyre
180/60-16
Front brakes
dual 296 mm discs with 3-piston calipers with Anti-Lock Braking System
Rear brakes
single 316 mm disc with 3-piston calipers with Anti-Lock Braking System
DIMENSIONS
Overall length
2635 mm (103.7 inches)
Overall width
945 mm (37.2 inches)
Overall height
1455 mm (57.3 inches)

740 mm (29.1 inches)
Wheelbase
1692 mm (66.6 inches)
Ground clearance
125 mm (4.9 inches)
Fuel capacity - reserve
25 l (6.6 gallon US)
Dry weight
363 kg (800.3 pounds)

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