2012 Honda Gold Wing US Pricing Announced

The recently revealed 2012 Gold Wing, scheduled to go on sale in the US in May 2011, is expected to enjoy a great deal of success among those looking for a premier touring motorcycle. The new tourer will come available in four exterior colors (Pearl White, Candy Red, Ultra Blue Metallic, Black) and will be priced from $23,199 to $28,499.

New for 2012 are the fresh styling cues that include redesigned fairing, larger saddlebags, central storage pocket added to models without airbag, re-shaped taillight, clear-coated wheels and updated instrumentation.

Also new is the next-generation Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System that comes with a brighter color screen, complete US and Canada mapping with points of interest installed, and voice prompting through headsets or speakers, among others.

As for the enhanced standard audio system, the new Gold Wing comes with direct MP3/i-Pod connectivity plus full device control through handlebar controls, SRS CS Auto technology surround-sound system, a six-element speaker system, and a 80-watt-per-channel power amplifier.

Enthusiasts will get the chance to view this new Honda model at the International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina, February 25-27 and Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 5-12.

Tech specs:
  • Engine Type: 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 74mm x 71mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Induction: PGM-FI
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with 3-D mapping
  • Transmission: Five-speed including Overdrive, plus electric Reverse
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • 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 computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets; 4.1 inches travel
  • Front brakes: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with CBS three-piston calipers; optional ABS
  • Rear brakes: Single ventilated 316mm disc with CBS three-piston caliper; optional ABS
  • Front tires: 130/70R-18
  • Rear tires: 180/60R-16
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
  • Rake (Caster angle): 29.15°
  • Trail: 109mm (4.3 inches)
  • Seat Height: 29.1 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 6.7 gallons
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