Honda’s iconic Gold Wing cruiser has been around for 40 years now in one form or the other and after four decades in existence it is finally available in India. The Gold Wing is powered by a horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. The motor displaces 1832cc and is renowned for its ultimate smoothness and linear grunt. The Gold Wing comes with panniers that can hold upto 150 litres of luggage and also provides a range of creature comforts including a 6-speaker 80W sound system, an electric reverse system, cruise control and more. In terms of safety the Gold Wing gets a combined braking system that is supported by ABS. The top end Gold Wing also comes with an airbag. Honda offers two variants in India, the Gold Wing Audio Comfort and the Gold Wing Airbag. The latter is also available with satellite navigation and is priced at Rs 31.50 lakh and comes in Pearl Glare White.
The Gold Wing’s 117PS/167Nm is put down on the road via a 5-speed gearbox. The cam chain of the cruiser also adjusts automatically. The Gold Wing will compete with the likes of the Harley-Davidson Street Glide and the Triumph Thunderbird Storm LT.
On its 40th Anniversary, Iconic Honda Gold Wing- GL1800 launched in India
|Chennai, 27 November, 2014 - Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., the most trusted brand in the Indian 2wheeler industry* today introduced the much anticipated touring motorcycle- Honda Gold Wing in India. Considered as the world's best touring motorcycle, Honda Gold Wing offers the riders a unique luxurious, powerful, balanced and fully featured machine ready for every journey.
Honda Gold Wing is powered by a six-cylinder 1832cc power plant which is highly efficient and reliable. The enhanced design and dynamic styling of the Gold Wing makes it an aerodynamically refined touring powerhouse. The lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium frame and single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm delivers stability neutral and responsive handling. With the warmth to take the sting out of even the longest winter rides, the five-position heated grips, independently adjustable heated seats and foot-warming system make touring a year-round possibility. Larger panniers on the Gold Wing allow a luggage capacity of over 150 litres. The 6-speaker 80W SRS surround-sound system offers superb sound presence and quality. Riders can play multiple format music files on the move by connecting an iPod®, iPhone® or USB stick. Honda Gold Wing is fitted with both Honda's Combined Braking System (CBS) and an Antilock Braking System (ABS) and offers confidence-inspiring braking in all situations and conditions. The Gold Wing is also fitted with the fully-integrated airbag (available only in Gold Wing- Airbag), which represented an industry-first when introduced in 2006. It features a slow-speed, electric Reverse system which provides the ease of overall manoeuvring in tight spaces and parking areas. The Lightweight electronic cruise-control system is a delight for the rider on those long distance highway rides.On this announcement 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 traveling the open road that really defined the Gold Wing and has further, led us to introduce the same in India."
Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, "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 which would be available in Dual Tone Candy Prominence Red at a price of Rs.28.50 lacs *(Ex-showroom-New Delhi).The Gold Wing Airbag would be available in Pearl Glare White at a price of Rs.31.50 lacs *(Ex-showroom-New Delhi).