The Gold Wing GL1000 marked Honda’s foray into the “touring bikes” category and Honda sprouted wings of gold as it hit the motherlode in the US market. It was quite a sight to behold – with a flat-four boxer engine with a water-cooled radiator.
Over the last 44 years, the Gold Wing underwent many upgrades and refinements, often with increased gross weights, physical dimensions and engine sizes. The 2018 edition is a consummate melding of beastly beauty on two wheels.
The GL1800 has a 1800cc flat-six engine and even a reverse gear, plus a 7” TFT display, a hi-fi music system, and a host of apps, so that the rider and pillion companion can experience many happy hours on long rides.
Wow ! So, will the next version will have a bathtub and kitchen sink built in ?