If you're looking for a
motorcycle that's suitable for long trips, then you can't do much better than
the Honda Gold Wing. The Gold Wing was built with touring in mind, which means
that it emphasizes comfort, capacity and reliability over speed and flashiness.
While it may not be the most flashy motorcycle, it does have its share of
features that makes this year's model a more than worthwhile investment.
The horizontally opposed 1832cc liquid-cooled six-cylinder engine may not compare in terms of power to those of other bikes, but it doesn't need to since it is built for touring and not racing. Instead, the engine provides smoothness, reliability and top-notch performance. The bike uses a computer-controlled digital ignition with 3D mapping as well as a five-speed transmission. There's also plenty of cargo capacity on the Gold Wing and the full coverage windshield helps make those long trips even more enjoyable.
There are three main trim packages available. The basic Audio Comfort package is nothing to scoff at with its premium surround sound system, its cruise control feature, its heated grips and its electronic reverse feature.
However, you can choose to upgrade that package to the Audio Comfort Navi XM, which provides riders with features that include Sirius XM Radio, weather and traffic bands and GPS navigation. The Navi system makes it easy to plan your trip routes and even lets you share your routes with friends and download existing routes created by others.
Last but not least, there's the Audio Comfort XM ABS, which includes all of the features in the previous two packages along with combined anti-lock brakes.
Honda's Gold Wing has had a reputation as one of the best touring bikes on the market for many years, and the 2017 model is no different. Here at Lilliston Honda, we carry Honda Gold Wings available in all three feature packages as well as in different colors, including candy red, pearl white, black and ultra blue metallic. Contact us at Lilliston Honda today for more information about the Honda Gold Wings we carry.