New Direction

GL1800 Goldwing

Honda’s luxurious Gold Wing ‘Tour’ – a flagship completely reborn in 2018 –  with radical weight reduction, double wishbone front suspension, brand-new, flat six-cylinder engine and 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission option, glides into 2021 featuring more luggage capacity, a more relaxed pillion position, new seat material and upgraded audio quality. The comprehensive spec sheet includes 7-inch TFT screen, gyrocompass navigation, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, electric screen, Smart Key operation, 4 riding modes, HSTC and Hill Start Assist – underlining its status as a flagbearer for new technology

At a Glance:

The true rider motorcycle – now redesigned for 2018. Smaller, much lighter and much more agile.

Colours: Candy Argent Red and Pearl Glare White Candy Argent Red, Darkness Black and Darkness Black metallic


Price: TBC

Price (DCT): €39,199.00


Contemorary edge

The Goldwing presents a unique silhouette and counterpoints comfort with the dynamic abilities of chassis and engine, adding the traditional Gold Wing premium level of fit, finish and materials. The new ‘face’ is daringly forward-slanting; combined with the compact fairing proportions, it presents an energetic frontal signature. The key line of the body, stretching front to back, highlights the differing upper and lower bodywork functions while clearly showcasing the reduced overall size of the machine. A central element is the fairing, with its sharp and solid flat surfaces, and its nuanced aerodynamic detailing. It adds a tension that hints at the performance on offer.

Get comfy

Comfort, heat management and air management vastly improved from the previous model – the new design channels airflow around the rider and pillion, effectively providing a pleasant cooling breeze. A smaller electric screen, operated from the left handlebar provides excellent wind protection in conjunction with a sense of space and freedom when required.


All lighting is LED. The lower portion of the headlights use 5 polished optical lenses on both sides to create a Jewel-Eye low beam light signature. Using high beam (in the upper portion) creates a stereoscopic impression.

Go cruising

The Gold Wing’s cruise control has evolved; the set speed is now shown in the bottom left area of the speedometer with a smoother transition to the specified speed and a much smoother operation, especially when going uphill.


The rear top box of the ‘Tour’ versions will hold 2 full-face helmets; combined with the panniers 110L storage capacity is available

Luxurious instrumentation

The 7-inch full-colour TFT liquid crystal display screen provides infotainment-related information (for the audio and navigation systems) as well as managing the HSTC and suspension adjustment. Information is displayed in differentiated segments in a very functional order, so the rider can get all the relevant data with the minimum of eye movement.

Smart key

The ignition and handlebar lock can be turned on or off while just carrying the smart key. A push button opens the panniers and top box and the unlock button on the smart key enables the passenger to instantly access the saddlebags and the rear luggage box.

Get smart

The Gold Wing is now compatible with Apple CarPlay, so the rider can utilise the personalised information and content inside their iPhone, such as telephone numbers and music playlists. Bluetooth connectivity has been adopted and a USB cable can also be plugged in.

Weight saving

Total weight saving of 48kg compared to the previous model, with die-cast aluminium twin beam frame designed to package the (now much more compact) engine in a tighter space.

Take your pick

The manual transmission is now 6-speed, while the new Dual Clutch Transmission (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 manual machine employs the same reverse system as the previous design.

Working together

The engine and chassis have been designed together, to move the riding position forward and create a much more compact motorcycle. The aluminium beam frame is constructed around the link front fork, which allows the engine to come further forward – 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. Suspension damping can also be adjusted electrically.

Optimised for size, the new flat six-cylinder engine has lost none of its power, torque and addictive delivery. Throttle By Wire has been added, with 4 rider modes; TOUR, SPORT, ECON and RAIN. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) maintains rear wheel traction while the suspension damping and Combined Brake System (CBS) alter depending on mode selected. Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Idling Stop add ease of use and improve fuel efficiency.


Bore × Stroke (mm) 73mm x 73mm
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 1,833cc
Engine Type (cm³) Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 24 valve SOHC flat-6
Max. Power Output 93kW/5500rpm
Max. Torque 170Nm/4500rpm
Starter Integrated Starter Generator system
C02 Emissions 127
Throttle Bore 50mm
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
Tyre Size Front 130/70R 18
Tyre Size Rear 200/55R 16
Wheels Front 18 x MT3.5
Wheels Rear 16 x MT6.0
ABS System Electronically-controlled combined ABS system
Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V/20AH
Caster Angle 30.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2,615mm x 925mm x 1,430mm (MT)
Frame type Aluminum die-cast, twin tube
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 21.1 litres
Fuel Consumption 5.6 litres/100km
Ground Clearance (mm) 130mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 385kg (MT)
Seat Height (mm) 745mm
Trail (mm) 109mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1695mm
Oil Capacity 5.6 l (DCT)
Clutch (MT) Hydraulic, wet, multiplate with coil springs, assist slipper cam
Final Drive Enclosed shaft
Gearbox 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with forward and reverse (DCT)
Transmission Type 7-speed
Instruments and Electrics
12v Socket USB as standard / optional 12v charger
Headlights LED
Instruments 7-inch TFT display
Tail Light LED
Connectivity Bluetooth Audio and Apple CarPlay / Android auto