The Gold Wing’s engine and chassis were designed in unison for the 18YM rebirth, to move the riding position forward and create a much more compact motorcycle. The aluminium beam frame is constructed around a double wishbone front fork, which allows the engine to sit forward in the machine – as the front wheel moves up and down in a more vertical plane – while providing high quality suspension control and front-end stability thanks to its stiffness and reduced friction.
Optimised for size, the 24V flat six-cylinder engine lost none of its power, avalanche of torque or addictive power delivery. The addition of Throttle By Wire (TBW) control brought with it 4 rider modes: TOUR, SPORT, ECON and RAIN; the operation of the Dual Combined Brake System (D-CBS) alters depending on the mode selected. Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Idling Stop offer ease of use and improved fuel efficiency.
The DCT features 7-speeds, with clutch feel, shift speed and rpm range of up/downshifts tailored specifically to each riding mode. It also features a ‘creep’ forward and back function.
The Gold Wing offers a total sense of freedom, with sheer riding enjoyment and performance matched by stylish design. An aerodynamically efficient fairing channels air around the rider, while the electric screen adjusts for preference; the luxurious seats offer all-day comfort. The lightweight audio system and speakers show off incredible sound quality. And features like Smart Key operation, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth™ provide modern-day convenience and connectivity.
For 24YM GL1800 Gold Wing is available exclusively in a beautiful, brand-new Matt Armoured Green Metallic with brown detailing on the engine cases.
|Bore × Stroke (mm)||73mm x 73mm|
|Carburation||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||1833cc|
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 24 valve SOHC flat-6|
|Max. Power Output||93kW/5500rpm|
|Starter||Integrated Starter Generator system|
|C02 Emissions (g/km)||127 g/km (DCT)|
|Oil Capacity (Litres)||5.6 l (DCT)|
|Brakes Front||320mm x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 6-piston calliper, floating rotors and sintered metal pads|
|Brakes Rear||316mm x 11mm ventilated disc with 3-piston calliper and sintered metal pads|
|Suspension Front||Double Wishbone|
|Suspension Rear||Pro Link|
|Tyres Front||130/70R18 M/C|
|Tyres Rear||200/55R16 M/C|
|Tyre Size Front||18M/C x MT3.5|
|Tyre Size Rear||16M/C x MT6.0|
|Battery Capacity (VAh)||12V/20AH|
|Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)||2,475mm x 905mm x 1,340mm (DCT)|
|Frame type||Aluminum die-cast, twin tube|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||21.1 litres|
|Fuel Consumption||18.2 km/L|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||130mm|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||367kg (DCT)|
|Seat Height (mm)||745mm|
|Clutch||Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with oil pressure (DCT)|
|Final Drive||Enclosed shaft|
|Gearbox||7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with forward and reverse (DCT)|
|Instruments||7-inch TFT display|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth Audio and Apple CarPlay / Android auto|
|Self Cancelling Indicators||Yes|