Honda Launched the iconic and incredible Gold Wing GL1800 in the country at 28.5 lakhs, to coincide with its 40th anniversary, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) has launched two versions of the Gold Wing GL1800 in India.
Powered by a 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, the might Gold Wing churns out 120 PS at 5500 rpm and a torque of 167Nm at a mere 400rpm is good enough to pull your house, and your neighbours too, for a ride.
Then there is a fact that the Gold Wing is the best couch on the planet that happens to have such an outstanding engine and two wheels to watch the scenery pass by. It is a motorcycle that envelops you, in its cozy comfy design and you waft through the roads like you were flying on the Aladdin's carpet. As much as it sounds like an overstatement for this huge huge motorcycle, the Gold Wing beats all offerings from Harley-Davidson or Victory when it comes to creature comfort, and yes, safety on two wheels too.
It will take us whole upcoming weekend to tell you about the things you will find on your Gold Wing, but lets do a quick rundown of the salient ones; five-position heated grips, independently adjustable heated seats and a foot-warming system. You can play your music on the move from an iPod or USB thumb drive, while Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS) and ABS take care of any tricky road conditions. And since this behemoth tips the scales at 363 kg dry, you would be thankful for the slow-speed, electric Reverse system which provides the ease of overall manoeuvring in tight spaces and parking areas. And yes, cruise control is standard.
Speaking at the launch announcement, 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.”