Honda Gold Wing 2012

By Kevin Ash - 15/01/2012

Honda has released details of a mildly facelifted GL1800 Gold Wing.

The ageing 1800cc six-cylinder luxury tourer, unchanged for a decade, has had a minor restyle claimed to improve wind protection, an updated GPS navigation system, iPod interface and new ‘surround sound‘ audio system, larger panniers with 7 litres greater carrying capacity and different suspension settings (but not different suspension).

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The bike will go on sale in the USA in May 2011, with prices starting at $23,199, while the European version will appear in showrooms in early 2012.

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By facelifting the model at this stage Honda‘s body language suggests there will be no all-new Gold Wing for several years yet, scotching rumours of an imminent 8-cylinder version.

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